Ozri has kicked off early for 14 GIS professionals from around the country, having just finished the “Moving from VB to Python” pre-conference tutorial. Ebony Wickramanayake and I outlined a path for migrating unsupported legacy VBA-based customisations to more user-friendly, maintainable and future-proofed add-ins.
While VBA customisations still function under 10.1, they are no longer officially supported and require the installation of added components and licenses. Since version 10.0, add-ins have been the recommended way of building and distributing custom functionality. As of version 10.1, it’s possible to use the Python programming language to build these add-ins. The high-level nature of Python makes it an ideal language to develop in.