Can I edit default installations files?

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01-09-2022 08:33 AM
JohnnyHarley232
New Contributor III

Newbie to ArcGIS Pro SDK here. 

I want to modify the ribbon/panes for my ArcGIS Pro application to make it simpler for employees that arent as versed with GIS to only see tools such as Layout, basic editing tools, and selection tools, etc. I dont need to create any custom tools or anything.. just want to make the layout simple. 

Is it possible to just delete some groups, buttons, tabs in the default installation files? or is there an easy way to make a new Visual studio project and copy and paste the tools/tabs I want into a new configuration for ArcPro? 

Sorry for being naïve, just want to understand the workflow for my need. 

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CharlesMacleod
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Hi Johnny, UI customization can only be done programmatically via an add-in, usually in its Config.daml. A deeper level of customization is also possible via a Configuration. U can also modify Pro ribbon appearance "by hand" via the UI:  Project->Options->Customize the Ribbon

Here are some DAML examples: https://github.com/esri/arcgis-pro-sdk/wiki/ProSnippets-DAML 

Here is some more information on Configurations: https://github.com/esri/arcgis-pro-sdk/wiki/ProConcepts-Configurations 

 

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JohnnyHarley232
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So where in the installation files can  I edit the buttons/ribbons? I have downloaded the community samples but the config files basically comes empty. I want to do this in the DAML vs. manually in the UI. 

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CharlesMacleod
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the Config.daml is part of the _addin_. It's not part of the Pro installation. To use DAML in the manner u desire, you would author/create and addin using the Pro SDK. In the Config.daml of the addin u would then use the DAML examples I specified in the links. The addin would need to be installed on the client machine(s) whose Pro UI u wanted it (the addin) to customize.

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