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Drop-down text inside a map layout

April 03 2009 | 0 comments
Categories: ArcGIS Methods

Is it possible to embed a drop-down list box inside the map layout. I am trying to create a map template that will have specific text selections depending on the map created.

Example: Cultural Resources
- Cultural resources have been considered for this site.
- Cultural resources have not been considered for this site
- No cultural resources have been identified.

I would like the user to be able to choose one.


Mapping Center Answer:

The short story is that the ArcMap application isn't designed to do that. 

However, that's not the only story.  The ArcObjects story is that you can build an application with a map embedded--i.e., drawn on your application's window or form.  Depending on your IDE, you can add whatever controls it supports to the window or form. 

To learn more check out the ESRI Developer Network.

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