Python Addin Doesn't Load Automatically

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12-07-2017 12:52 PM
ChrisHolmes
Occasional Contributor III

Hello all,

I created a python addin for ArcMap which works fine for me. Every time I open ArcMap the addin is displayed properly, ready to go. Yesterday I tested installing it for one of the end users. It installed fine, but it doesn't display. You have to right click the toolbar area then check the addin, then it shows up.

 

Every time ArcMap is opened it's necessary to right click and check the toolbar. Any ideas why it isn't just always displaying as it does for myself?

Thanks!

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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I'm not sure if this would make a difference or not, but did you install it as you, or was the user logged on?  Addin's normally get place in 

    C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\ESRI\<Desktop10.x>\AssemblyCache\ {longID}

so if you install as you, maybe it isn't in their User's appdata directory.  I'm not sure if that would cause the issue of the menu not showing by default not.

tagging https://community.esri.com/groups/python-addins?sr=search&searchId=f01df5fb-9321-4d90-a165-fb64dc727...

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ChrisHolmes
Occasional Contributor III

Hi Rebecca,

The addin was installed by the user.

Chris

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ChrisHolmes
Occasional Contributor III

So as a quick update. The addin continued to not display. And then all of a sudden one time today when the user opened the mxd, there the toolbar was docked and displaying. No ideas why, but it's working. Weird.

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JoeBorgione
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Python addins...  Can't live with 'em and can't live with 'em....

I see the same sort of thing over and over with the project I've been working on: I want my 3 word address to be 'Weirdness In ArcPy"

That should just about do it....