ArcObjects 8.x Help Archive

Web site last updated on Feb 10th, 2005

This archive is specific to ArcObjects for ArcGIS 8.x. ArcGIS 8.x is retired and is no longer maintained or supported. This means that this content is not updated and the experience of using this site is not maintained. The site may not display well in modern browsers and on newer operating systems.

Go to ArcObjects Help and API Reference for the latest release to access the most recent updates.

Use the table of contents on the left to navigate the help system.


Content for latest release  ArcGIS 8.x is retired and is no longer maintained or supported. ArcObjectsOnline and ArcGISDeveloperOnline, will both continue to be available as archives of 8.3 and 9.0 content respectively; however, they are no longer updated or maintained.

Go to ArcObjects Help and API Reference for the latest release to access the most recent updates.

ArcObjects Controls

The ToolBarControl and TOCControl (Table of Contents) Alpha testing period ended on December 1st, 2003. Thanks for your feedback and testing, the ToolbarControl and TOCControl have been released as part of ArcGIS Engine 9.0.

ArcGIS Engine, a new developer product for building and deploying custom desktop applications, also provides access to the following additional developer controls:

  • MapControl
  • PageLayoutControl
  • ReaderControl
  • SceneControl
  • GlobeControl

The developer controls are available as ActiveX controls, .NET Windows Controls, and visual JavaBeans.

Technical Docs

Draft chapters of Extending ArcObjects
'Extending ArcObjects', builds on the knowledge gained in 'Exploring ArcObjects', and explains some of the more advanced customizations possible with ArcObjects. The draft chapters included here are based on ArcGIS 8.3. However, the 'Extending ArcObjects' project was completed based on ArcGIS 9 and its full contents are now available as part of ArcGISDeveloperOnline, the 9.x site.

ESRI 3D Analyst: Animation Customization
Customizing ArcScene animation

Creating a Customized Raster Format DLL
Raster support in ArcGIS is built on an open structure based upon the DLL technology. With this open structure, you can add your own format support into ArcGIS by creating a customized DLL and plugging it into ArcGIS.

Samples (Over 30 new samples have been added to the help system since ArcGIS 8.3 was released. Use the Query Samples page to quickly find new samples.)
Utilities

Visual Basic Addins
The ESRI add-ins automate some of the tasks performed by the software engineer when developing with ArcObjects, as well as provide tools that make debugging code easier.

Fix Registry
Component Category missing? The FixRegistry utility (FixRegistry.exe) fixes corruption of the Component Categories section of the registry.

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