Simplify ArcObjects help

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09-23-2013 08:56 AM
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MelanieWawryk
Occasional Contributor III
Why does the arcObjects help have to be so cryptic? It seems to be written for people who already understand it fully. For example when I look up how to set the scalebar units, I would like it simply to say how you use it:
.Units = ESRI.ArcGIS.esriSystem.esriUnits.esriMeters;
with a sample of:
IScaleBar scalebar = scalebarStyle.Item as IScaleBar;
scalebar.Units = ESRI.ArcGIS.esriSystem.esriUnits.esriMeters;

Instead we get something that even after successfully setting the units we have no idea how the help given relates to what you actually use in Visual studio. I am sure I am missing something but it really shouldn't be that hard.
ArcObjects Library Reference (Carto)  

IScaleBar.Units Property

The units reported.

[Visual Basic .NET]Public Property Units As esriUnits
[C#]public esriUnitsUnits {get; set;}
[C++]HRESULT get_Units(
  esriUnits* Units
);
[C++]HRESULT put_Units(
  esriUnits Units
);
[C++]

Parameters

Units [out, retval]

  Units is a parameter of type esriUnits

Units [in]

  Units is a parameter of type esriUnits

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Description

Units is the type of distance units (miles, kilometers, etc.) a scalebar displays the interval distances. This unit does not have to be the same as the the units of the data frame that a scalebar is associated with. 

See Also

IScaleBar Interface