Python Questions

Discussion created by lmarles on Apr 7, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2011 by csny490
Hi there,

I currently have a VBA customized project and, with the end of VBA support quickly approaching, I am trying to figure out if I can redo the project in Python.

The project has been set up to Buffer a polygon (graphic element) drawn my the user and select features in a number of layers based on those buffers.  Legend text in the Layout of the document is then highlighted based on which layers had features that were selected by the buffers

Is there a way to buffer graphics in an ArcMap document using Arcpy or can you only apply buffers to features?

Also, can you manipulate symbol styles and text styles using python?

I am new to Python and have only completed a couple of tutorials at this point.  So far I have not come across any samples that show how to accomplish these tasks.

Any help is is very much appreciated.  Thanks in advance.