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MaplexAnnotateMap CoClass

Labels feature layers in a map.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server. Requires Maplex Extension.


The MaplexAnnotateMap object creates annotation and displays dynamic labels. For this purpose it uses the MaplexOverposter object internally.

The usage of MaplexAnnotateMap is identical to that of Carto::AnnotateMap. These two objects represent the highest level at which the label engines can be driven.


Supported Platforms


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 Description
IAnnotateMap (esriCarto) Provides access to members that control the Labeling (annotation) of a map.
IAnnotateMap2 (esriCarto) Provides access to members that control the Labeling (annotation) of a map.
IConnectionPointContainer Supports connection points for connectable objects.
IMaplexAnnotateMap Provides access to members that control the Labeling (annotation) of a map.
IPersist Defines the single method GetClassID, which is designed to supply the CLSID of an object that can be stored persistently in the system. IPersist is the base interface for three other interfaces: IPersistStorage, IPersistStream, and IPersistFile.
IPersistStream (esriSystem)
ISupportErrorInfo Indicates whether a specific interface can return Automation error objects.

Event Interfaces

Interfaces Description
IAnnotationErrorEvents (default) Provides access to events that occur when errors occur with the annotation objects.

Working with Events

[Visual Basic 6.0]

When working with MaplexAnnotateMap's default outbound interface in Visual Basic 6 declare variables as follows:

Private WithEvents pMaplexAnnotateMap as MaplexAnnotateMap