Provides access to members that manipulate the points of a Multipoint, Path, Ring, Polyline, Polygon, TriangleFan, TriangleStrip, or MultiPatch.
**Note:** the IPointCollection interface has been superseded by IPointCollection5. Please consider using the more recent version.

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

Used to access and manipulate the Points in Multipoints, Paths, Rings, Polylines, Polygons, Triangles, TriangleFans, TriangleStrips, and MultiPatches. IPointCollection can be used to create Multipoints, Triangles, TriangleFans, TriangleStrips, Line-based Paths, Line-based Rings, single-path Line-based Polylines, and single-ring Line-based Polygons. Multipoints, Triangles, TriangleFans, and TriangleStrips return references to the points in the collection. All other geometries return copies of points instead of direct references. PointCollections can be used to get, count, add, insert, query, remove, replace, set, and update the Points in a geometry. Depending on the method, Points can be manipulated as a single Point, an array of Points, or a collection of Points.

If you are using Java or a .NET enabled language, such as VB.NET, you may want to use the alternative versions of IPointCollection methods exposed by the IGeometryBridge and IGeometryBridge2 interfaces.

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AddPoint | Adds a vertex to a Path, Ring, Polyline, or Polygon; or adds a reference to the input point to a Multipoint, TriangleFan, or TriangleStrip. | |

AddPointCollection | Adds copies of points in the input point collection to this Path, Ring, Polyline, or Polygon; or adds references to the points in the collection to this Multipoint, TriangleFan, or TriangleStrip. | |

AddPoints | Adds copies of the input points as vertices to this Path, Ring, Polyline, or Polygon; or references to the input points to this Multipoint, TriangleFan, or TriangleStrip. This method is intended for internal use only. | |

EnumVertices | A new enumerator for this point collection. | |

InsertPointCollection | Inserts copies of points, from the input point collection, as vertices into this Path, Ring, Polyline, or Polygon; or references to points in the input point collection into this Multipoint, TriangleFan, or TriangleStrip. | |

InsertPoints | Inserts copies of the input points as vertices into a Path, Ring, Polyline, or Polygon; or references to the input points into a Multipoint, TriangleFan, or TriangleStrip. This method is intended for internal use only. | |

Point | A copy of the ith vertex of a Path, Ring, Polyline, or Polygon; or a reference to the ith point of a Multipoint, TriangleFan, or TriangleStrip. | |

PointCount | The number of points in the collection. | |

QueryPoint | Queries for a point in the PointCollection at given index. | |

QueryPoints | Copies some points to an existing array of points. This method is intended for internal use only. | |

RemovePoints | Removes vertices from a Path, Ring, Polyline, or Polygon, or references to points from a Multipoint, TriangleFan, or TriangleStrip. | |

ReplacePointCollection | Replaces vertices/points within a PointCollection. | |

ReplacePoints | Replaces vertices/points within a PointCollection. | |

SetPointCollection | Replaces all vertices of this Path, Ring, Polyline, or Polygon with copies of the points in the input collection; or all points of this Multipoint, TriangleFan, or TriangleStrip with references to points from the input collection. | |

SetPoints | Replaces all existing vertices of this Path, Ring, Polyline, or Polygon with copies of the input points; or all existing points of this Multipoint, TriangleFan, or TriangleStrip with references to the input points (for C++ and VB users only). | |

UpdatePoint | Changes the ith vertex or point to be a copy of the input point. |

CoClasses and Classes | Description |
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GeoEllipse (esriDefenseSolutions) | A spheroidal ellipse. |

GeoPolygon (esriDefenseSolutions) | A spheroidal polygon. |

GeoPolyline (esriDefenseSolutions) | A spheroidal polyline. |

MultiPatch | A collection of surface patches. |

Multipoint | An ordered collection of points; optionally has measure, height and ID attributes. |

Path | A sequence of connected segments. |

Polygon | A collection of rings ordered by their containment relationship; optionally has measure, height and ID attributes. |

Polyline | An ordered collection of paths; optionally has measure, height and ID attributes. |

Ring | An area bounded by one, closed sequence of connected segments; optionally has measure, height and ID attributes at each vertex. |

TriangleFan | A continuous 3D fan of triangles, where each triangle after the first shares an edge with the preceding triangle, and all triangles share a common pivot point. |

Triangles | A collection of 3D triangles, where each consecutive triplet of vertices defines a new triangle |

TriangleStrip | A continuous 3D strip of triangles, where each triangle after the first shares an edge with the preceding triangle. |

IPoint Interface | ISegmentCollection Interface | IPointCollection Interface | IGeometryCollection Interface