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Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook by Eric Pimpler

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Chapter 11. Customizing the ArcGIS Interface with Add-Ins

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Downloading and installing the Python Add-In wizard
  • Creating a button add-in
  • Installing and testing an add-in
  • Creating a tool add-in

Introduction

In this chapter, we're going to cover the creation, testing, editing, and sharing of add-ins created with Python. Add-ins provide a way of adding user interface items to ArcGIS Desktop through a modular code base designed to perform specific actions. Interface components can include buttons, tools, toolbars, menus, combo boxes, tool palettes, and application extensions. The add-in concept was first introduced in ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 and could be created with .NET or Java. However, with the release ...

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