Remotely change extent in ArcMap

Discussion created by Fossi on Apr 13, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2011 by Fossi

what would be the most elegant way to remotely change the current extent of the map in a running ArcMap session?

I want to connect to ArcMap from my application (COM could be an option, but is not the preferred way). As soon I've got a valid handle, I would like to change the current extent of the map.

The purpose is to create a sort of "Show this record in ArcMap..."-Button.

I am little bit lost from where to start.

Any hint would be appreciated.