Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach, Second Edition / Edition 2

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If you're ready to take your knowledge of ArcGIS to the next level, then you need to learn how to work with ArcObjects. But with thousands of objects, properties, and methods, how can you ever hope to sort through the ArcObjects model diagrams?

The first edition of Chang's Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach gave us the answer. The author's task-oriented approach shows you how to sort through the massive ArcObjects collection by examining only the objects, properties, and methods you need to perform specific tasks.

What's new in the second edition?
This edition adds macros and explanations for the new Geoprocessing object introduced in ArcGIS 9.x. Instead of treating this new feature in separate chapters, the author incorporates Geoprocessing code into the existing chapters. The code appears conveniently in boxes that allow you to easily compare sample macros.

Get Started with Ready-to-Use Code
The companion CD-ROM contains 95 complete ArcObjects macros and 33 Geoprocessing macros, along with datasets to execute the code. Each program begins with a short usage description and a list of key properties and methods, followed by the listing and explanation of the code itself.

Regardless of your programming experience, Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach, Second Edition gives you the key to unlock the power and versatility of using ArcObjects to help you manage GIS activities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849392832
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/22/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Organization of ArcObjects
Help Sources on ArcObjects
Geoprocessing Object
Basic Elements
Writing Code
Calling Subs and Functions
Visual Basic Editor
Debugging Code
Creating a Toolbar with Existing ArcMap Commands
Adding a New Button
Adding a New Tool
Storing a New Toolbar in a Template
Adding a Form
Storing a Form in a Template
Using Datasets in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Datasets and Layers
Adding Datasets as Layers
Managing Layers
Managing Datasets
Reporting Geographic Dataset Information
Managing Attribute Data in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Attribute Data Management
Listing Fields and Field Properties
Adding or Deleting Fields
Calculating Field Values
Joining and Relating Tables
Converting Data in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Data Conversion
Converting Shapefile to GeoDatabase
Converting Coverage to GeoDatabase and Shapefile
Performing Rasterization and Vectorization
Adding XY Events
Managing Coordinate Systems in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Coordinate Systems
Manipulating On-the-Fly Projection
Defining Coordinate Systems
Performing Geographic Transformations
Projecting Datasets
Displaying Data in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Data Display
Displaying Vector Data
Displaying Raster Data
Making a Page Layout
Exploring Data in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Data Exploration
Performing Attribute Query
Performing Spatial Query
Combining Attribute and Spatial Queries
Deriving Descriptive Statistics
Analyzing Vector Data in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Vector Data Analysis
Performing Overlay
Joining Data by Location
Manipulating Features
Analyzing Raster Data in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Raster Data Analysis
Managing Raster Data
Performing Local Operations
Performing Neighborhood Operations
Performing Zonal Operations
Performing Distance Measure Operations
Performing Terrain Mapping and Analysis in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Terrain Mapping and Analysis
Deriving Contour, Slope, Aspect, and Hillshade
Performing Viewshed Analysis
Performing Watershed Analysis
Creating and Editing TIN
Running Spatial Interpolation in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for Spatial Interpolation
Performing Spatial Interpolation
Comparing Interpolation Methods
Building Models in ArcGIS
ArcObjects for GIS Models
Building Binary and Index Models

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    Great ArcObjects Programming Book

    I think this is one of the best ArcObjects programming books available for Visual Basic for Applications 'VBA'. I have purchased other books by ESRI 'Getting to Know ArcObjects and Exploring ArcObjects' and this book is more useful for the beginner to intermediate programmer wanting to program ArcObjects in VBA. You will need to have prior programming experience to read this book, hopefully in visual basic... The book quickly goes over programming basics in Chapter 2 but it will not help you out if you don't already know some programming. The book covers areas such as dataset and layer management, data conversion, data display, vector and raster operations, terrain mapping and analysis, spatial interpolation, and binary index models. The book is filled with example code and comes with a CD that provides programs and data for 12 of the 14 chapters.

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