O'Reilly logo

ArcGIS Blueprints by Eric Pimpler

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Creating the ArcGIS Python add-in

With the user interface complete for Parcel Viewer, we need a way to display the dialog box for the user input. The easiest way to accomplish this in ArcGIS Desktop is to tie the interface to an ArcGIS Python Add-In Wizard. In this step, we'll create a Button add-in that will display the user interface when clicked on:

  1. In Chapter 3, Automating the Production of Map Books with Data-Driven Pages and ArcPy, you learned how to use the ArcGIS Python Add-In Wizard to create add-ins. If you need to refresh your memory on this topic, refer to the Exporting the map series with ArcPy Mapping and Automating the Production of Map Books with Data-Driven Pages and the ArcPy section in the same chapter.
  2. Create a folder in C:\ArcGIS_Blueprint_Python\ch6 ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required