You can use the zoomToSelectedFeatures on the DataFrame class:http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/DataFrame/00s300000003000000/or you can use the getSelectedExtent method on the Layer class (and apply that extent to the data frame object).http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Layer/00s300000008000000/Jeff
still couldn't get the zoomToSelectedFeature thing to work. But my coworker did this successfully with dataframe.PanToExtent(lyr.getSelectedExtent)
I was trying to use python for select by attribute using variables from user input.
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