ArcGIS Python Addins - Am I doing this right?

Discussion created by BrokenLegMike on Feb 19, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 14, 2015 by
Hey all,

I have been developing a few python addins and I'm just wondering what is the best way to update the addin anytime I edit the script.

Currently, if I make an edit to the script, it seems like I have to

  1. Close ArcMap

  2. Go to My addin folder and double click the 'makeaddin' python file

  3. Double click the 'Python Addin File

  4. Restart ArcMap for the changes to come into effect

If I don't do these steps, then the edits aren't recognized. This gets pretty annoying and time consuming when I want to place maybe a simple print line somewhere or I do a small edit.

Is there a better way of doing this?