Select and copy features using add-in tool.

Discussion created by deancarstens on Jan 17, 2013

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toobar to select features from an existing feature class and copy them across to another feature class.  I need two tools, one for a point and one for a rectangle.  Add-in tools only handle rectangles, so I'm trying to generate the point coordinate off the onMouseDown event and simply use the X and Y feedback I get.  The problem is that I can't seem to pass these coordinates to anything usefull to extract the features.  I've tried using Environment extents and then doing a simple CopyFeatures, but that's not working as it copies the entire fc and doesn't seem to honour the environment settings I set.

My question is: 
Can I pass coordinates to the Select by Location tool somehow or is there another way of passing coordinates to something to extract by that extent?