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Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook by Eric Pimpler

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Creating a button add-in

Button add-ins are the simplest types of add-ins and are also the most commonly used. With button add-ins, the functionality that you code in your script is executed each time the button is clicked.

Getting ready

Creating an add-in project is the first step in the creation of a new add-in. To create a project using the Python Add-In wizard, you select a working directory, enter various project settings, and click on the Save button. Creation of the add-in then follows a well-defined process, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Getting ready

You must first create a container for the add-in and this can be either a toolbar or a menu. ...

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