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Hello,

In VB6, I am trying to create with the Class Builder a class module to store all my initialization variables. Ultimately, the class will be imported in an (ESRI) ArcMap VBA  module. The generic ESRI objects are stored in ESRI ArcMap Object Library. So, when I create a new VB project, I make sure that this library is referenced . Then I proceed with creating the class itself in Class Builder. However, the only return Data Types I see are the basic ones - Byte, Boolean, Integer, String, Variant, etc., - that is I don't see any of the typical ArcMap objects, like IFeatureClass etc.

My question is - if I create a property, do I have to set it to Variant in order to cast it later to the ArcMap IFeatureClass type? Am I missing something? The alternative probably is to create the class directly in ArcMap VBA, but I'd rather use the Class Builder because it stubs all the properties and methods for me.

I realize that probably not many VB experts have experience with ArcMap but the question is valid for any VBA programming environment (Excel, Access, etc.)

Thank you for any ideas.
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Shiju Sasidharan earned 375 total points
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hi
i am not familiar with ArcMap
u try this
create a small class with only properties that u need to include in ur user-defined data-type
and create an object of this class in the main class where u needed the Datatype
only difference is instead of using
'----------------------------
 Type  UserDefinedData
    'Variables....
 

 end Type  

'-----------------------
try to use the opjects of the created class

Shiju
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by:valboy
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Shiju,

Thank you for the advice. I did post on another forum, too, because I was pressed for time and the few answers there  gave me some ideas. For the complete thread see http://forums.devx.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=398160#post398160.

Valentina



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