Hello all. One of my tasks for the end of this year was to take a look at how much it would cost to create a CRP specific metadata editor that will work in ArcCatalog, in line with applications created by the US/CAN National Park Service, US Environmental Protection Association, etc. As well what it would cost to build an application that would automatically generate field information from the spatial file for the metadata record.
While I was going through my ArcObjects books, mucking with different source codes and examples, and googling I found an application that does both of the above in one and had the source code available for me to look at. It is called the Three Tab Metadata Editor and can be found here.
Yes it has 4 tabs, the 4th is actually for indexing the spatial file to generate field information. I have requested permission to adapt and distribute this program for CRP use as it will be a lot easier then starting from scratch. Have a look, feel free to download and install in your ArcGIS applications and give it a run if you like. Let me know what you think.