Python Addins: Use 'Select Feature' tool with Python Addin?

Discussion created by BrokenLegMike on Jul 31, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 31, 2012 by BrokenLegMike
I have a script that uses a arcpy's 'SelectByAttribute' syntax to choose a record in a polygon feature class. Following that, I do a 'SelectbyLocation' to select points from a feature class that lie within the selected polygon. I do some processing on the points afterwards.

What I want to know is, can I somehow use the 'Select Features' tool from the 'Tools' toolbar to select the polygon and then use that selection to pass into a python addin button instead of using the 'SelectByAttribute' noted above? I hope this makes sense.

Thanks, Mike