Make it easier to develop, deploy and publish .NET custom GP Tools

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01-22-2013 08:34 AM
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KirkKuykendall
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I would like to develop a GP tool that can be deployed as an add-in,  and then published as a gp service.

In Visual Studio, in the ArcGIS Add-ins wizard, I would like to see a checkbox for "Geoprocessing tool".

When selected it would create the necessary source code template files.

I really like how smoothly SOE deployment is through the use of .soe files.  If something similar could be done with .NET gp tools, it would be great.

Currently it is a pain to upload and register custom gp tool dlls to server.  This needs to be streamlined.   The gp dll would be uploaded and registered as part of the "share" process, similar to the way .soe files are handled.