Python AddIns for ArcMap made easy using ArcPy

Gain practical experience in ArcPy and Python

When starting to use the ArcPy site-package of ArcGIS Desktop within Python scripting, it is important to understand the workflow for writing and configuring Python AddIns.

What you’ll learn

  • Develop your own Python AddIns for ArcMap.

Course Content

  • Preparing for the course.
  • Creating simple Python AddIn types.
  • Creating more complex Python AddIn types.

Python AddIns for ArcMap made easy using ArcPy

Requirements

  • You should have ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 or later installed – only a Basic level license is needed – and be able to start ArcMap..
  • You should be familiar with ArcMap and the basics of Python and ArcPy..
  • You should have the Python 2.7.x version installed as part of ArcGIS Desktop and be able to start IDLE (or your choice of IDE) and import arcpy..
Description

When starting to use the ArcPy site-package of ArcGIS Desktop within Python scripting, it is important to understand the workflow for writing and configuring Python AddIns.

This course, which is suitable for English-speaking students from anywhere in the world, was recorded using ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop but should be equally applicable to versions 10.1, 10.2, 10.4 and 10.5. It is not suitable for ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 and earlier versions because Python AddIns only became available at 10.1. ArcGIS for Desktop licensing is not included, but can be obtained for non-commercial purposes from Esri and its International Distributors under the ArcGIS for Personal Use Program.

All necessary data is downloaded from Natural Earth, and solutions to the exercises are available as attachments to download.

In this 89 minute course of 12 videos you will learn how to:

  • Download the Python AddIn Wizard
  • Run the Python AddIn Wizard to create a Toolbar with one Button
  • Use IDLE and Notepad++ to edit Python and XML to configure seven types of Python AddIns
  • Troubleshoot Python AddIns
  • Create a Python AddIn that installs an Extension and a Tool
  • and much more!

 

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for those familiar with ArcMap and the basics of Python and ArcPy.
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