BATCH MAPS .NET Extension

This sample .NET API extension is a translation of the GISDK Batch Maps Add-In. This extension prints a batch of maps based on chosen map features. It uses the map BATCHMAPS.MAP and files that are in your TUTORIAL folder. It displays a list of store names and addresses from a store points layer, lets you build a list of chosen stores and, for each chosen store, automatically creates a layout on your default printer with a map of the store, a legend, and a title containing the store name. A test mode is provided which displays the prepared layout without actually printing it.

You can change the extension to use your own data.

Installation

  1. Download the file GISDK_batchmapsdotnet.zip and extract the C# project and all its files, including BATCHMAPS.MAP. Open the project in Microsoft Visual Studio and build it. You made need to fix the reference to GisdkAPI.dll to point to its correct location in your program directory.
  2. Copy the built assembly BatchMaps.dll to one of the following locations:
    • c:\PROGRAMDATA\CALIPER\EXTENSIONS\ (available for all users, all products)
    • c:\PROGRAMDATA\CALIPER\<PRODUCTNAME>\EXTENSIONS\ (available for all users, current product)
    • c:\USERS\<USERNAME>\DOCUMENTS\CALIPER\EXTENSIONS\ (available for current user, all products)
    • c:\USERS\<USERNAME>\DOCUMENTS\CALIPER\<PRODUCTNAME>\EXTENSIONS\ (available for current user, current product)
  3. A menu item to run the extension will then appear under the Add-Ins sub-menu of the Tools menu.