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Editor Class (ArcObjects .NET 10.7 SDK)
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EditorClass Class

The Object Editor Extension.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Desktop.

Supported Platforms

Windows

Extended Error Information

Use the ISupportErrorInfo method InterfaceSupportsErrorInfo to determine if the object supports extended error information. If the object supports extended error info, VC++ developers should use the OLE/COM IErrorInfo interface to access the ErrorInfo object. Visual Basic developers should use the global error object Err to retrieve this extended error information.

Interfaces

Interfaces Description
IActiveViewEvents (esriCarto) Provides access to events that occur when the state of the active view changes.
IAttributeTransferType Provides access to members that control the behavior of the attribute transfer interfaces.
IEditAnnotationProperties Provides access to members that control the annotation properties of an edit session.
IEditAttributeProperties Provides access to members that control the short transaction attribute properties of an edit session.
IEditEvents Provides access to editor events. Implement it to listen for specific events that occur during an edit session.
IEditEvents2 Provides access to more editor events. Implement it to listen for specific events that occur during an edit session.
IEditEvents3 Provides access to more editor events. Implement it to listen for specific events that occur during an edit session.
IEditEvents4 Provides access to more editor events. Implement it to listen for specific events that occur during an edit session.
IEditEvents5 Provides access to more editor events. Implement it to listen for specific events that occur during an edit session.
IEditLayers Provides access to members that control information about layers in the edit session.
IEditor Provides access to members that control the behavior of the editor.
IEditor2 Provides access to methods that extend the IEditor interface. The additional members control the behavior of the auxiliary selection anchor.
IEditor3 Provides access to methods that extend the IEditor interface. The additional members control the behavior of the template construction and snapping.
IEditorZ Provides access to members that access and manipulate the z-environment of the editor.
IEditProperties Provides access to members that control the properties of an edit session.
IEditProperties2 Provides access to more members that control the properties of an edit session.
IEditProperties3 Provides access to more members that control the properties of an edit session.
IEditProperties4 Provides access to more members that control the properties of an edit session.
IEditProperties5
IEditSketch Provides access to members that access and manipulate the edit sketch.
IEditSketch2 Provides access to members that access and manipulate the edit sketch.
IEditSketch3 Provides access to members that access and manipulate the edit sketch.
IEditTaskSearch Provides access to members that find edit tasks by name.
IExtension (esriSystem) Provides access to members that define an extension.
IExtensionAccelerators (esriSystem) Provides access to a method that creates extension accelerators.
IExtensionManager (esriSystem) Provides access to members that query extension.
IPersist (esriSystem)
IPersistStream (esriSystem)
ISnapEnvironment Provides access to members that manage the snap agents used by the editor.
ISnapEnvironment2 Provides access to members used to manipulate the snap environment for Zs.
ISnapEnvironment3 Provides access to members used to manipulate the snap environment for contraints.
ISupportErrorInfo (esriSystem)

Remarks

The Editor object represents the Editor extension to ArcMap - it is the main editing component and the focal point for all other objects in the Editor object model.  Although the Editor object is not cocreateable, the Editor object is automatically created whenever a new ArcMap session starts; in fact, all ArcMap extension objects are automatically instantiated when ArcMap is first started.
The Editor object is used to provide a common editing environment for features stored in the ESRI vector geographic datasets: geodatabases, coverages, and shapefiles.  Use the Editor object to: create edit operations, create and manage an edit sketch, set the current task, set the target layer, establish a snapping environment, and respond to editor events.
To get a reference to the Editor extension, use IApplication::FindExtensionByCLSID or IApplication::FindExtensionByName
The Editor manages a collection of related objects including snap agents, edit tasks, and editor extension. References to these objects are provided by the various Editor members. For example, IEditor::Task provides a reference to a specific task given a index.
[C#]

private IEditor m_editor;
private IApplication m_application;

// Would get the app by using hook during implementation of CreateCommand
      ...
      UID editorUid = new UID();
      editorUid.Value = "esriEditor.Editor";
      if (app == null)
        return;
     
      m_editor = app.FindExtensionByCLSID(editorUid) as IEditor;

//To use the Editor name instead of UID
     ....
       if (app == null)
        return;

       m_editor = app.FindExtensionByName("ESRI Object Editor") as IEditor;

[Visual Basic .NET]

In VB.Net you would get the reference to IApplication from hook in the ICommand::OnCreate() hook parameter

Private m_editor As IEditor
Private m_application As IApplication
...
Public Overrides Sub OnCreate(ByVal hook As Object)
    If Not (hook Is Nothing) Then
      If TypeOf (hook) Is IApplication Then
        m_application = CType(hook, IApplication)
      End If
    Else
      Exit Sub
    End If
    Dim editorUid As New UID
    m_application = hook
    editorUid.Value = "esriEditor.Editor"
    m_editor = m_application.FindExtensionByCLSID(editorUid)
  End Sub
'Or it can be found by name. 
...
  ...
  m_editor = m_application.FindExtensionByName("ESRI Object Editor")
End Sub

See Also

IWorkspaceEdit Interface | IWorkspaceEditEvents Interface | ISpatialCacheManager Interface | IFeatureClass.CreateFeature Method | Editor Class