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ILine Interface

Provides access to members that identify a straight line segment and defines its properties. Note: the ILine interface has been superseded by ILine2. Please consider using the more recent version.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


Read-only property Angle The angle between this line and the positive x-axis.
Read-only property Dimension The topological dimension of this geometry.
Read-only property Envelope Creates a copy of this geometry's envelope and returns it.
Read/write property FromPoint The 'from' point of the curve.
Read-only property GeometryType The type of this geometry.
Method GeoNormalize Shifts longitudes, if need be, into a continuous range of 360 degrees.
Method GeoNormalizeFromLongitude Normalizes longitudes into a continuous range containing the longitude. This method is obsolete.
Method GetSubcurve Extracts a portion of this curve into a new curve.
Read-only property IsClosed Indicates if 'from' and 'to' points (of each part) are identical.
Read-only property IsEmpty Indicates whether this geometry contains any points.
Read-only property Length The length of the curve.
Method Project Projects this geometry into a new spatial reference.
Method PutCoords Sets this line's endpoints to be 'from' and 'to'.
Method QueryCoords Copies the endpoints of this line to 'from' and 'to'.
Method QueryEnvelope Copies this geometry's envelope properties into the specified envelope.
Method QueryFromPoint Copies this curve's 'from' point to the input point.
Method QueryNormal Constructs a line normal to a curve from a point at a specified distance along the curve.
Method QueryPoint Copies to outPoint the properties of a point on the curve at a specified distance from the beginning of the curve.
Method QueryPointAndDistance Finds the point on the curve closest to inPoint, then copies that point to outPoint; optionally calculates related items.
Method QueryTangent Constructs a line tangent to a curve from a point at a specified distance along the curve.
Method QueryToPoint Copies the curve's 'to' point into the input point.
Method ReverseOrientation Reverses the parameterization of the curve ('from' point becomes 'to' point, first segment becomes last segment, etc).
Method SetEmpty Removes all points from this geometry.
Method SnapToSpatialReference Moves points of this geometry so that they can be represented in the precision of the geometry's associated spatial reference system.
Read/write property SpatialReference The spatial reference associated with this geometry.
Read/write property ToPoint The 'to' point of the curve.

Inherited Interfaces

Interfaces Description
ICurve Provides access to properties and methods of all 1 dimensional curves (polylines, segments, boundaries of polygons, etc.).
IGeometry Provides access to members that describe properties and behavior of all geometric objects.

CoClasses that implement ILine

CoClasses and Classes Description
Line A 2D straight line between a pair of 2D endpoints; can optionally have height, measure and ID attributes at each endpoint.


The PutCoords method requires 2 Point objects to construct the line segment.

Line Example


The following C# code shows how to create a new line segment:


IPoint pnt1 = new PointClass();

pnt1.PutCoords(100, 100);

IPoint pnt2 = new PointClass();

pnt2.PutCoords(150, 150);

ILine ln = new LineClass();

ln.PutCoords(pnt1, pnt2);

[Visual Basic 6.0]

The following Visual Basic code shows how to create a new line segment:

 Dim pLine as ILine

Dim pP1 as IPoint
Dim pP2 as IPoint

set pP1 = new Point
set pP2 = new Point
set PLine = new Line

pP1.PutCoords 100, 100
pP2.PutCoords 150, 150

pLine.PutCoords pP1, pP2

See Also

IPoint Interface | IGeometry Interface | ISegment Interface | IConstructLine Interface