-- MattWilkie - 22 Mar 2004



    Calculating Area should be integrated

    Why Oh Why do I have to enter a vbcode snippet in order to find out the area of shape polygons? "How big is this? {stabs finger at screen}" is one of the most frequent questions we get. Obviously ESRI has been asked this a lot too because it's in the help file in at least two locations. ('Help > Making field calculations > Updating area for shapefile' and 'Field Calulator > "What's this"') One wonders what takes longer: writing the help which includes the code to make the calcs, or writing the code to make the calcs and attaching it to a button (or just having it happen automatically all the time).



  • Thankfully, using Geodatabases negates this problem -- Areas are calculated automagically for polygons, length for lines, etc. -- EricDeLong - 21 Jul 2005 21 Jul 2005 - 07:12
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