Trying to select an area on an arcmap using a python scripting tool

Discussion created by uvastudent on Jun 26, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 27, 2014 by bharold-esristaff

What I have a question about is in regards to creating a tool that allows a user to select a specific area of a map. But, I want this tool to allow the user click on the map and form a shape (rectangle, square, etc...) to indicate the area. Essentially, I want the user to take their mouse and create a shape to indicate a selected area. I have been having a difficult time creating a tool that allows the user to do this using python scripting. If someone can help me to complete this, I would greatly appreciate it.