Bridging the Gaps Between ArcView GIS and Visual Basic
Track: Application Development
Author(s): Jennifer C. Fredenburg, Jeffrey G. Cargin
This paper presents creative solutions for facilitating the integration of ArcView and Visual Basic for large-scale application development. The application being modeled, one created for the U.S. Forest Service, tracks terrestrial wildlife observations and attribute data related to those observations. It integrates a custom ArcView extension with a Visual Basic interface and data access capabilities. The mating of ArcView and Visual Basic on such a large scale presented several hurdles including passing information back and forth using DDE, using Visual Basic to control ArcView commands, and how to quickly and reliably access and update data.
Jennifer C. Fredenburg
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