I have created a tool on a toolbar that works great. What is the best way to distribute this to other users in my organization? I have tried command based msbuild and it worked for a few days but eventually all the users lost the toolbar. The only sure-fire way to get the toolbar to stay available is to install Visual Studio and build the solution with it. There has got to be a better way to do this.
I am assuming you are talking about ArcMap. You will want to create Add-ins. They are the most convenient way to give people tool bars and other addin functions in ArcMap. You just need to put it out on a shared drive and they just need to connect to that directory. When you need to update it, all you have to do is replace the add-in file and they get the update the next time they start ArcMap. It even continues to work if you upgrade your clients to a new version of ArcMap.
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