Applying a new map template to an existing map

Discussion created by crichman on Jul 31, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2012 by bruce.nielsen
For the longest time we've avoided using map templates at all because it's been so difficult to manage them programmatically.  Instead, we've managed all aspects of map layout via our own code.

At 10.1 is it practical to apply a new template to an existing map via code?  Back in the day this required popping up a dialog and shoving keystrokes into the buffer to pick one as if you were the user (hardly a good approach.)

Charlie Richman
District of Columbia Office of Planning