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ArcMap TOC Selection Changed Event help

Question asked by clint.dow on Jul 9, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 10, 2014 by clint.dow

I have been trying to figure this out for almost a full working day and I just can't get it working. All I want to do is fire an event when the user clicks different layers in the arcmap table of contents.

 

 

I can get it working with, for example, the PageLayout using this:

 

 

IActiveViewEvents_Event pageLayoutEvent = ArcMap.Document.PageLayout as IActiveViewEvents_Event;

 

 

I have googled and looked into a bunch of different threads, all revolving around the concept of 'IActiveViewEvents_Event' interfaces. Perhaps this is the wrong event interface for what I am trying to do. I've been able to get the event when the selection changes within the map document itself.. But I simply cant get an event to fire in the Table of Contents.

 

 

My best attempt looks like this:

  

IActiveViewEvents toc = ArcMap.Document.get_ContentsView(0) as IActiveViewEvents;

IActiveViewEvents_Event tocEvent = ((TOCCatalogView)toc).SelectedItem as IActiveViewEvents_Event;

 

 

However tocEvent is set to null. If I do not cast to IActiveViewEvents_Event, SelectedItem is not null...

 

 

If anyone could provide a full example of doing this I would be very grateful!

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