Bug Number NIM078942
Submitted Mar 08, 2012
Modified Aug 19, 2020
Severity Medium
Applies To ArcGIS for Desktop
Version Found 10.0
Prog Language Java
Server Platform
Client Platform
Database N/A
Locale N/A
Status Not in Current Product Plan
Version Fixed
SP Fixed

Bug NIM078942


Java add-ins do not have a registry key set that is used by ArcMap to locate the add-in to start it. This happens to Java add-ins for ArcMap 10.0 where the add-in is defined as an extension and the auto-start flag is set to true.

Additional Information

We apologize that we were unable to address this issue within the current product support cycle.  If the issue continues to affect your work in a supported release, please contact Technical Support.

Alternate Solution

The link below is a tutorial for a sample AddIn with Java.
<a href="http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/java_ao_adf/conceptualHelp/engine/index.html#//0001000002vv000000" target="_blank">http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/java_ao_adf/conceptualHelp/engine/index.html#//0001000002vv000000</a>

When developing an addin in Java, do not set the autoLoad property to true.
Example from config.xml

<Extension autoLoad="true"