How I Build Geoprocessing Tools: #8 References
In the last post I created a link to access the geoprocessing scripting object. That object gives me access to all custom and system geoprocessing tools within the geoprocessing framework. When I create a script tool, or model tool or any other form of GP tool it is automatically accessible through scripting using the geoprocessing scripting object. In addition to providing access to every GP tool the geoprocessor also has some special functionality to give you more control over aspects of data elements (like the coordinates), and some additional programming tools.
Here are some of the references* I use to discover what the geoprocessor can do and how to do it. First is the online documentation for GP scripting; the real how to:
Writing Geoprocessing Scripts
Another is an object diagram that shows in a programmer's object model how things are organized.
For all you programmer types the familiar object diagram give you all you need to build your code. It confuses me a little, but if I stare at it long enough I can at least read all the method names and properties and get an idea of what is interesting and possibly useful for my solution.
* These two references are found on ESRI.com and require a user login.