Converting labels to geodatabase annotation for a single layer (ArcObjects .NET 10.6 SDK)
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Converting labels to geodatabase annotation for a single layer


About converting labels to geodatabase annotation for a single layer

This topic shows how to use the ConvertLabelsToAnnotation class to change a label for a single layer to geodatabase annotation. The ConvertLabelsToAnnotation class is a coarse-grained object that encapsulates the logic needed to perform this conversion. This class works with maps labeled with Maplex or the standard label engine.
The following code examples contain a Boolean option for making the annotation feature linked. Feature-linked annotation can only be created with an ArcGIS Desktop Standard or Advanced license level.
The map reference passed into the function must be activated on a window. Check the IsMapActivated property on IActiveView to determine if the map is activated. Typically, the map is activated unless it is opened via MapDocument or MapReader.
[C#]
static void ConvertLabelsToGDBAnnotationSingleLayer(IMap pMap, int layerIndex, bool
    featureLinked)
{

    IConvertLabelsToAnnotation pConvertLabelsToAnnotation=new
        ConvertLabelsToAnnotationClass();
    ITrackCancel pTrackCancel=new CancelTrackerClass();
    //Change global level options for the conversion by sending in different parameters to the next line.
    pConvertLabelsToAnnotation.Initialize(pMap,
        esriAnnotationStorageType.esriDatabaseAnnotation,
        esriLabelWhichFeatures.esriAllFeatures, true, pTrackCancel, null);

    ILayer pLayer=pMap.get_Layer(layerIndex);
    IGeoFeatureLayer pGeoFeatureLayer=pLayer as IGeoFeatureLayer;
    if (pGeoFeatureLayer != null)
    {
        IFeatureClass pFeatureClass=pGeoFeatureLayer.FeatureClass;
        IDataset pDataset=pFeatureClass as IDataset;

        IFeatureWorkspace pFeatureWorkspace=pDataset.Workspace as
            IFeatureWorkspace;
        //Add the layer information to the converter object. Specify the parameters of the output annotation feature class here as well.
        pConvertLabelsToAnnotation.AddFeatureLayer(pGeoFeatureLayer,
            pGeoFeatureLayer.Name + "_Anno", pFeatureWorkspace,
            pFeatureClass.FeatureDataset, featureLinked, false, false, true, true, 
            "");

        //Do the conversion.
        pConvertLabelsToAnnotation.ConvertLabels();
        IEnumLayer pEnumLayer=pConvertLabelsToAnnotation.AnnoLayers;
        //Turn off labeling for the layer converted.
        pGeoFeatureLayer.DisplayAnnotation=false;

        //Add the result annotation layer to the map.
        pMap.AddLayers(pEnumLayer, true);

        //Refresh the map to update the display.
        IActiveView pActiveView=pMap as IActiveView;
        pActiveView.Refresh();
    }
}
[VB.NET]
Shared Sub ConvertLabelsToGDBAnnotationSingleLayer(ByVal pMap As IMap, ByVal layerIndex As Integer, ByVal featureLinked As Boolean)

Dim pConvertLabelsToAnnotation As IConvertLabelsToAnnotation=New ConvertLabelsToAnnotationClass()
Dim pTrackCancel As ITrackCancel=New CancelTrackerClass()
'Change global level options for the conversion by sending in different parameters to the next line.
pConvertLabelsToAnnotation.Initialize(pMap, esriAnnotationStorageType.esriDatabaseAnnotation, _
                                      esriLabelWhichFeatures.esriAllFeatures, True, pTrackCancel, Nothing)

Dim pLayer As ILayer=pMap.Layer(layerIndex)
Dim pGeoFeatureLayer As IGeoFeatureLayer=pLayer

If Not pGeoFeatureLayer Is Nothing Then
    Dim pFeatureClass As IFeatureClass=pGeoFeatureLayer.FeatureClass
    Dim pDataset As IDataset=pFeatureClass
    
    Dim pFeatureWorkspace As IFeatureWorkspace=pDataset.Workspace
    'Add the layer information to the converter object. Specify the parameters of the output annotation feature class here as well.
    pConvertLabelsToAnnotation.AddFeatureLayer(pGeoFeatureLayer, pGeoFeatureLayer.Name & "_Anno", _
                                               pFeatureWorkspace, pFeatureClass.FeatureDataset, _
                                               featureLinked, False, False, True, True, "")
    
    'Do the conversion.
    pConvertLabelsToAnnotation.ConvertLabels()
    
    Dim pEnumLayer As IEnumLayer=pConvertLabelsToAnnotation.AnnoLayers
    
    'Turn off labeling for the layer converted.
    pGeoFeatureLayer.DisplayAnnotation=False
    
    'Add the result annotation layer to the map.
    pMap.AddLayers(pEnumLayer, True)
    
    'Refresh the map to update the display.
    Dim pActiveView As IActiveView=pMap
    pActiveView.Refresh()
End If
End Sub






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