Annotation Leader Coordinates

Discussion created by BrokenLegMike on Jan 24, 2012

I am trying to find a way to read the coordinates of the end of a leader which can be created in ArcGIS 10. In other words, I have created annotation from a polygon feature class where I have a label for each polygon. In an edit session in ArcGIS 10, you can create a dynamic leader that will leave the pointer end in the polygon and will follow your annotation to wherever you place it. The pointer end seems to have a vertex and I want to read the coordinates of that vertex. Is there anyway to do this?

I do understand that if I wanted to add 2 fields to the annotation feature class attribute table, you can calculate the centroid of the label before you move it. This doesn't really work for me because I will be editing annotation as I go and it is best that I read the centroid of the leader vertex afterwards.

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