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ArcGIS By Example by Hussein Nasser

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Customizing ArcGIS for Desktop

In this section, we will discuss the benefits of customizing ArcGIS. When a particular requirement or feature is not available in ArcGIS, we can actually extend the ArcGIS functionality to do that for us. In this book, we will explain two different approaches for deploying ArcGIS customization respectively: add-ins and extending ArcObjects. You will need the ArcObjects SDK to start the development. There are many other ways for customizing ArcGIS, including user interface customization using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), modeling and scripting using Python, and building standalone applications using ArcGIS Engine. In this book, we will use the add-ins and extending ArcObjects method.

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