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Loading Custom AddIns

Question asked by bulla_b on Jul 19, 2019
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2019 by bulla_b



It seems like ArcGIS Pro will load custom tools with the same UID from the folder path in the Add-In Manager before it loads the same tool from the AddIns folder in the 'Documents' folder in your user profile.  Is that correct?


ArcMap has always worked opposite of this.  Is there a setting that can be adjusted so that the custom tools in your AddIn folder take priority??


This is a problem, especially when making modifications to existing tools that may already be in use.  For example, I deploy all my tools to a network shared drive.  About 8 different Pro users connect to this folder path when they start ArcGIS Pro.  But when I (the developer) need to update a tool I need to test it first.  When VS finishes the 'Build' it places it in the AddIn folder, but when I start ArcGIS Pro the folder connection still exists and the same tool deployed there takes precedence over the tool I am trying to debug.


Make sense??


If you have any suggestions on how to deal with this, I'd appreciate it.  I know how to work around it, but it's a bit of a pain especially when you have tools on the folder path you need to use as you test the tool you are debugging.  I constantly have to adjust the folder I am connecting to in order to load up the tools I am looking to use/test.