Shortest distance between points and a line

Discussion created by jcv29 on Aug 19, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 1, 2011 by nahmed-esristaff
I???m working with ArcGIS 9.3 (shortly to be updated!).   I have two layers, one with points and one with a line.  Both layers are in spatial reference WGS84.  I want to find the shortest distance (in meters, if possible) between each point and the line.  I???ve read some previous threads trying to do a similar thing using the IProximityOperator, and I???ve tried some of the code that was posted on these threads, but am a VBA novice and can???t get it to work at all.

Any help (in the most basic language possible :o) would be much appreciated!

Best wishes