Display Text Only for an ICommand


When the Customize dialog box is open in ArcMap, you can right-click on a Command to set its appearance to Text Only. Instructions provided are to programmatically set the appearance to Text Only for a custom tool, or command button that implements ICommand.


  1. Create a Visual Basic ActiveX DLL project that implements ICommand.

    Refer to the article in Related Information

  2. Remove implementation code from the Bitmap property for the ICommand:

    Private Property Get ICommand_Bitmap() As esriCore.OLE_HANDLE
    ' ICommand_Bitmap = <do not provide an icon>
    End Property

  3. Include implementation code for the Caption property. The value of the Caption is displayed when the Text Only option is selected for a Command.

    Private Property Get ICommand_Caption() As String

    ' Add your implementation here
    ICommand_Caption = "My Command Caption"

    End Property

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  • ArcMap 8 x
  • ArcMap 9 x

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