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How To: Animate tools in an ArcGIS Engine Globe Control application

Summary

In ArcGIS Engine, a registry setting must be added to animate tools in the Globe Control. The GlobeCamera picks up the AnimateTools setting from the registry. The instructions provided describe how to animate tools in an ArcGIS Engine Globe Control application.

Procedure

The IGlobeCamera::SetToZoomToExtents method zooms to the given extent directly, but to animate the zooming it is necessary to add AnimateTools to the registry settings as follows:

  1. In ArcGIS Engine 10.0 and above, create a new key of type DWORD (32-bit) in the following location and name it 'AnimateTools':

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ESRI\Engine10.2\ArcGlobe\Settings

  2. Modify the value of this key to 1.
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    In ArcGIS Engine 9.3.1 the registry setting is as follows:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ESRI\ArcGlobe\Settings\AnimateTools = 1