RefreshTOC (arcpy)


Refreshes the table of contents.


If Python is used to modify the table of contents within the current map document (e.g., change a layer name), the map will not automatically update with the changes. RefreshTOC is only needed if you want to see the table of contents updated.


RefreshTOC ()


RefreshTOC example

A simple script run from the Python window that demonstrates how to update the Table of Contents and force a refresh to make the change visible.

import arcpy

# Create a MapDocument object from the current map
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")

# Update the layer name of the first layer in the Table of Contents
arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd)[0].name = "New Layer Name"

# Refresh the Table of Contents to reflect the change

del mxd