com.esri.arcgis.datasourcesfile
Class DEShapeFile

java.lang.Object
  extended by com.esri.arcgis.datasourcesfile.DEShapeFile
All Implemented Interfaces:
IDEDbaseTable, IDEShapeFile, IDataElement, IDEDataset, IDEFeatureClass, IDEGeoDataset, IDETable, IGPDescribe, IGPValue, IMetadata, com.esri.arcgis.interop.RemoteObjRef, IClone, IPersist, IPersistStream, IXMLSerialize, Externalizable, Serializable

public class DEShapeFile
extends Object
implements com.esri.arcgis.interop.RemoteObjRef, IDEShapeFile, IDEDbaseTable, IDEDataset, IDEGeoDataset, IDEFeatureClass, IDETable, IDataElement, IMetadata, IGPValue, IXMLSerialize, IClone, IPersistStream, IGPDescribe, Externalizable

ShapeFile Data Element object.

Product Availability

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

See Also:
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
DEShapeFile()
          Constructs a DEShapeFile using ArcGIS Engine.
DEShapeFile(Object obj)
          Deprecated. As of ArcGIS 9.2, replaced by normal Java casts.
DEShapeFile theDEShapeFile = (DEShapeFile) obj;
 
Method Summary
 void assign(IClone src)
          Assigns the properties of src to the receiver.
 Object describe(String name)
          The description of the named object.
 void deserialize(IXMLSerializeData data)
          Deserializes an object from XML.
 void empty()
          Clears the value object.
 boolean equals(Object o)
          Compare this object with another
 IClone esri_clone()
          Clones the receiver and assigns the result to *clone.
 String getAsText()
          Provides the value of the value object.
 String getBaseName()
          File base name.
 String getCatalogPath()
          The string used to retrieve the element.
 IArray getChildren()
          The list of sub-elements.
 void getClassID(GUID[] pClassID)
          getClassID
static String getClsid()
          getClsid.
 int getDatasetType()
          Dataset type.
 IGPDataType getDataType()
          The data type of the value object.
 int getDSID()
          The id of the dataset.
 String getExtension()
          File extension.
 IEnvelope getExtent()
          The extent of the coverage.
 int getFeatureType()
          The feature type of the feature class.
 IFields getFields()
          The list of Fields.
 String getFile()
          File name.
 IIndexes getIndexes()
          The list of Indexes.
 IPropertySet getMetadata()
          The PropertySet containing metadata.
 String getName()
          The user assigned name for the element.
 String getOIDFieldName()
          The name of the OID Field.
 String getPath()
          File path.
 String getShapeFieldName()
          The shape field name of the feature class.
 int getShapeType()
          The geometry type of the feature class.
 void getSizeMax(_ULARGE_INTEGER[] pcbSize)
          getSizeMax
 ISpatialReference getSpatialReference()
          The spatial reference of the geodataset.
 String getType()
          The type of the element.
 int hashCode()
          the hashcode for this object
 boolean isCanVersion()
          Indicates if this dataset can be versioned.
 boolean isChildrenExpanded()
          Indicates if the children have been expanded.
 void isDirty()
          isDirty
 boolean isEmpty()
          Indicates if the value object is empty.
 boolean isEqual(IClone other)
          Returns TRUE when the receiver and other have the same properties.
 boolean isFullPropsRetrieved()
          Indicates if full properties have been retrieved.
 boolean isHasM()
          Indicates if the feature class supports Ms.
 boolean isHasOID()
          Indicates if the table has an object id field.
 boolean isHasSpatialIndex()
          Indicates if the feature class has a spatial index.
 boolean isHasZ()
          Indicates if the feature class supports Zs.
 boolean isIdentical(IClone other)
          Returns TRUE when the receiver and other are the same object.
 boolean isMetadataRetrieved()
          Indicates if the metadata has been retrieved.
 boolean isVersioned()
          Indicates if this dataset is versioned.
 void load(IStream pstm)
          load
 void readExternal(ObjectInput in)
           
 void save(IStream pstm, int fClearDirty)
          save
 void serialize(IXMLSerializeData data)
          Serializes an object to XML.
 IGPMessage setAsText(String text)
          Provides the value of the value object with the given string value.
 void setCanVersion(boolean canVersion)
          Indicates if this dataset can be versioned.
 void setCatalogPath(String path)
          The string used to retrieve the element.
 void setChildrenByRef(IArray dataElements)
          The list of sub-elements.
 void setChildrenExpanded(boolean childrenExpanded)
          Indicates if the children have been expanded.
 void setDatasetType(int type)
          Dataset type.
 void setDSID(int dSID)
          The id of the dataset.
 void setExtentByRef(IEnvelope extent)
          The extent of the coverage.
 void setFeatureType(int featureType)
          The feature type of the feature class.
 void setFieldsByRef(IFields fields)
          The list of Fields.
 void setFullPropsRetrieved(boolean fullPropsRetrieved)
          Indicates if full properties have been retrieved.
 void setHasM(boolean hasM)
          Indicates if the feature class supports Ms.
 void setHasOID(boolean hasOID)
          Indicates if the table has an object id field.
 void setHasSpatialIndex(boolean hasSpatialIndex)
          Indicates if the feature class has a spatial index.
 void setHasZ(boolean hasZ)
          Indicates if the feature class supports Zs.
 void setIndexesByRef(IIndexes indexes)
          The list of Indexes.
 void setMetadata(IPropertySet ppPropertySet)
          The PropertySet containing metadata.
 void setMetadataRetrieved(boolean metadataRetrieved)
          Indicates if the metadata has been retrieved.
 void setName(String name)
          The user assigned name for the element.
 void setOIDFieldName(String oIDFieldName)
          The name of the OID Field.
 void setShapeFieldName(String shapeFieldName)
          The shape field name of the feature class.
 void setShapeType(int geometryType)
          The geometry type of the feature class.
 void setSpatialReferenceByRef(ISpatialReference spatialReference)
          The spatial reference of the geodataset.
 void setType(String type)
          The type of the element.
 void setVersioned(boolean versioned)
          Indicates if this dataset is versioned.
 void synchronize(int action, int interval)
          Updates metadata with the current properties; may create metadata if it doesn't already exist.
 void writeExternal(ObjectOutput out)
           
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 
Methods inherited from interface com.esri.arcgis.interop.RemoteObjRef
getJintegraDispatch, release
 

Constructor Detail

DEShapeFile

public DEShapeFile()
            throws IOException,
                   UnknownHostException
Constructs a DEShapeFile using ArcGIS Engine.

Throws:
IOException - if there are interop problems
UnknownHostException - if there are interop problems

DEShapeFile

public DEShapeFile(Object obj)
            throws IOException
Deprecated. As of ArcGIS 9.2, replaced by normal Java casts.
DEShapeFile theDEShapeFile = (DEShapeFile) obj;

Construct a DEShapeFile using a reference to such an object returned from ArcGIS Engine or Server. This is semantically equivalent to casting obj to DEShapeFile.

Parameters:
obj - an object returned from ArcGIS Engine or Server
Throws:
IOException - if there are interop problems
Method Detail

getClsid

public static String getClsid()
getClsid.


equals

public boolean equals(Object o)
Compare this object with another

Overrides:
equals in class Object

hashCode

public int hashCode()
the hashcode for this object

Overrides:
hashCode in class Object

getDatasetType

public int getDatasetType()
                   throws IOException,
                          AutomationException
Dataset type.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getDatasetType in interface IDEDataset
Returns:
A com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.esriDatasetType constant
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setDatasetType

public void setDatasetType(int type)
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
Dataset type.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setDatasetType in interface IDEDataset
Parameters:
type - A com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.esriDatasetType constant (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isVersioned

public boolean isVersioned()
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
Indicates if this dataset is versioned.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isVersioned in interface IDEDataset
Returns:
The versioned
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setVersioned

public void setVersioned(boolean versioned)
                  throws IOException,
                         AutomationException
Indicates if this dataset is versioned.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setVersioned in interface IDEDataset
Parameters:
versioned - The versioned (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getDSID

public int getDSID()
            throws IOException,
                   AutomationException
The id of the dataset.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getDSID in interface IDEDataset
Returns:
The dSID
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setDSID

public void setDSID(int dSID)
             throws IOException,
                    AutomationException
The id of the dataset.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setDSID in interface IDEDataset
Parameters:
dSID - The dSID (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isCanVersion

public boolean isCanVersion()
                     throws IOException,
                            AutomationException
Indicates if this dataset can be versioned.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isCanVersion in interface IDEDataset
Returns:
The canVersion
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setCanVersion

public void setCanVersion(boolean canVersion)
                   throws IOException,
                          AutomationException
Indicates if this dataset can be versioned.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setCanVersion in interface IDEDataset
Parameters:
canVersion - The canVersion (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getExtent

public IEnvelope getExtent()
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
The extent of the coverage.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getExtent in interface IDEGeoDataset
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IEnvelope
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setExtentByRef

public void setExtentByRef(IEnvelope extent)
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
The extent of the coverage.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
setExtentByRef in interface IDEGeoDataset
Parameters:
extent - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IEnvelope (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getSpatialReference

public ISpatialReference getSpatialReference()
                                      throws IOException,
                                             AutomationException
The spatial reference of the geodataset.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getSpatialReference in interface IDEGeoDataset
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.ISpatialReference
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setSpatialReferenceByRef

public void setSpatialReferenceByRef(ISpatialReference spatialReference)
                              throws IOException,
                                     AutomationException
The spatial reference of the geodataset.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
setSpatialReferenceByRef in interface IDEGeoDataset
Parameters:
spatialReference - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.ISpatialReference (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getShapeType

public int getShapeType()
                 throws IOException,
                        AutomationException
The geometry type of the feature class.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getShapeType in interface IDEFeatureClass
Returns:
A com.esri.arcgis.geometry.esriGeometryType constant
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setShapeType

public void setShapeType(int geometryType)
                  throws IOException,
                         AutomationException
The geometry type of the feature class.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setShapeType in interface IDEFeatureClass
Parameters:
geometryType - A com.esri.arcgis.geometry.esriGeometryType constant (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getFeatureType

public int getFeatureType()
                   throws IOException,
                          AutomationException
The feature type of the feature class.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getFeatureType in interface IDEFeatureClass
Returns:
A com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.esriFeatureType constant
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setFeatureType

public void setFeatureType(int featureType)
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
The feature type of the feature class.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setFeatureType in interface IDEFeatureClass
Parameters:
featureType - A com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.esriFeatureType constant (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getShapeFieldName

public String getShapeFieldName()
                         throws IOException,
                                AutomationException
The shape field name of the feature class.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getShapeFieldName in interface IDEFeatureClass
Returns:
The shapeFieldName
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setShapeFieldName

public void setShapeFieldName(String shapeFieldName)
                       throws IOException,
                              AutomationException
The shape field name of the feature class.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setShapeFieldName in interface IDEFeatureClass
Parameters:
shapeFieldName - The shapeFieldName (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isHasSpatialIndex

public boolean isHasSpatialIndex()
                          throws IOException,
                                 AutomationException
Indicates if the feature class has a spatial index.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isHasSpatialIndex in interface IDEFeatureClass
Returns:
The hasSpatialIndex
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setHasSpatialIndex

public void setHasSpatialIndex(boolean hasSpatialIndex)
                        throws IOException,
                               AutomationException
Indicates if the feature class has a spatial index.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setHasSpatialIndex in interface IDEFeatureClass
Parameters:
hasSpatialIndex - The hasSpatialIndex (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isHasZ

public boolean isHasZ()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
Indicates if the feature class supports Zs.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isHasZ in interface IDEFeatureClass
Returns:
The hasZ
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setHasZ

public void setHasZ(boolean hasZ)
             throws IOException,
                    AutomationException
Indicates if the feature class supports Zs.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setHasZ in interface IDEFeatureClass
Parameters:
hasZ - The hasZ (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isHasM

public boolean isHasM()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
Indicates if the feature class supports Ms.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isHasM in interface IDEFeatureClass
Returns:
The hasM
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setHasM

public void setHasM(boolean hasM)
             throws IOException,
                    AutomationException
Indicates if the feature class supports Ms.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setHasM in interface IDEFeatureClass
Parameters:
hasM - The hasM (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isHasOID

public boolean isHasOID()
                 throws IOException,
                        AutomationException
Indicates if the table has an object id field.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isHasOID in interface IDETable
Returns:
The hasOID
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setHasOID

public void setHasOID(boolean hasOID)
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
Indicates if the table has an object id field.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setHasOID in interface IDETable
Parameters:
hasOID - The hasOID (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getOIDFieldName

public String getOIDFieldName()
                       throws IOException,
                              AutomationException
The name of the OID Field.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getOIDFieldName in interface IDETable
Returns:
The oIDFieldName
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setOIDFieldName

public void setOIDFieldName(String oIDFieldName)
                     throws IOException,
                            AutomationException
The name of the OID Field.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setOIDFieldName in interface IDETable
Parameters:
oIDFieldName - The oIDFieldName (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getIndexes

public IIndexes getIndexes()
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
The list of Indexes.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getIndexes in interface IDETable
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IIndexes
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setIndexesByRef

public void setIndexesByRef(IIndexes indexes)
                     throws IOException,
                            AutomationException
The list of Indexes.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
setIndexesByRef in interface IDETable
Parameters:
indexes - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IIndexes (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getFields

public IFields getFields()
                  throws IOException,
                         AutomationException
The list of Fields.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getFields in interface IDETable
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IFields
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setFieldsByRef

public void setFieldsByRef(IFields fields)
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
The list of Fields.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
setFieldsByRef in interface IDETable
Parameters:
fields - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IFields (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getType

public String getType()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
The type of the element.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getType in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The type
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setType

public void setType(String type)
             throws IOException,
                    AutomationException
The type of the element.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setType in interface IDataElement
Parameters:
type - The type (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getName

public String getName()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
The user assigned name for the element.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getName in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The name
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setName

public void setName(String name)
             throws IOException,
                    AutomationException
The user assigned name for the element.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setName in interface IDataElement
Parameters:
name - The name (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getCatalogPath

public String getCatalogPath()
                      throws IOException,
                             AutomationException
The string used to retrieve the element.

Remarks

The CatalogPath of a data element contains the path to the dataset. If retrieved from GxObject, the data element's catalog path will correspond to the path displayed by ArcCatalog when the dataset is selected in the view pane. If retrieved from the workspace, the catalog path will be built by following this pattern:
/V=[version]/DatasetKeyword=datasetName/ChildDatasetKeyword=datasetName
The version can be empty if the source is a local geodatabase. The following table shows the dataset types and their respective keywords:
Dataset Type Keyword
Feature dataset FD
Feature class FC
Object class OC
Relationship class RC
Geometric network GN
Topology TOPO
Raster band RB
Raster dataset RD
Raster catalog RCAT
Toolbox TB

The following are sample catalog paths:

/FD=USA/FC=Capitals
/V=SDE.DEFAULT/FD=Landbase/FC=Parcels

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getCatalogPath in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The path
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setCatalogPath

public void setCatalogPath(String path)
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
The string used to retrieve the element.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setCatalogPath in interface IDataElement
Parameters:
path - The path (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getChildren

public IArray getChildren()
                   throws IOException,
                          AutomationException
The list of sub-elements.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getChildren in interface IDataElement
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IArray
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setChildrenByRef

public void setChildrenByRef(IArray dataElements)
                      throws IOException,
                             AutomationException
The list of sub-elements.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
setChildrenByRef in interface IDataElement
Parameters:
dataElements - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IArray (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isChildrenExpanded

public boolean isChildrenExpanded()
                           throws IOException,
                                  AutomationException
Indicates if the children have been expanded.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isChildrenExpanded in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The childrenExpanded
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setChildrenExpanded

public void setChildrenExpanded(boolean childrenExpanded)
                         throws IOException,
                                AutomationException
Indicates if the children have been expanded.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setChildrenExpanded in interface IDataElement
Parameters:
childrenExpanded - The childrenExpanded (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isMetadataRetrieved

public boolean isMetadataRetrieved()
                            throws IOException,
                                   AutomationException
Indicates if the metadata has been retrieved.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isMetadataRetrieved in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The metadataRetrieved
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setMetadataRetrieved

public void setMetadataRetrieved(boolean metadataRetrieved)
                          throws IOException,
                                 AutomationException
Indicates if the metadata has been retrieved.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setMetadataRetrieved in interface IDataElement
Parameters:
metadataRetrieved - The metadataRetrieved (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isFullPropsRetrieved

public boolean isFullPropsRetrieved()
                             throws IOException,
                                    AutomationException
Indicates if full properties have been retrieved.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isFullPropsRetrieved in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The fullPropsRetrieved
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setFullPropsRetrieved

public void setFullPropsRetrieved(boolean fullPropsRetrieved)
                           throws IOException,
                                  AutomationException
Indicates if full properties have been retrieved.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setFullPropsRetrieved in interface IDataElement
Parameters:
fullPropsRetrieved - The fullPropsRetrieved (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getPath

public String getPath()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
File path.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getPath in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The path
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getFile

public String getFile()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
File name.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getFile in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The file
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getBaseName

public String getBaseName()
                   throws IOException,
                          AutomationException
File base name.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getBaseName in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The baseName
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getExtension

public String getExtension()
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
File extension.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getExtension in interface IDataElement
Returns:
The extension
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getMetadata

public IPropertySet getMetadata()
                         throws IOException,
                                AutomationException
The PropertySet containing metadata.

Remarks

The variable to hold the data must be of IPropertySet data type.

The metadata property is frequently used to save, or update, changes to metadata documents that have taken place through methods available on the IPropertySet, IXmlPropertySet, and/or IXmlPropertySet2 interfaces.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getMetadata in interface IMetadata
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IPropertySet
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setMetadata

public void setMetadata(IPropertySet ppPropertySet)
                 throws IOException,
                        AutomationException
The PropertySet containing metadata.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
setMetadata in interface IMetadata
Parameters:
ppPropertySet - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IPropertySet (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

synchronize

public void synchronize(int action,
                        int interval)
                 throws IOException,
                        AutomationException
Updates metadata with the current properties; may create metadata if it doesn't already exist.

Description

The Synchronize method is used to extract metadata properties from an object and write those properties to the metadata .xml. Depending on the value of the esriMetaSyncAction, the Synchronize method may generate a new set of metadata if it doesn't already exist.

Remarks

The following actions will result in synchronization given each of the listed conditions:

Action Metadata status Esri/Sync element Interval parameter
esriMSAAccessed Doesn't matter Must not be FALSE Must be less than actual interval
esriMSAAlways Doesn't matter Doesn't matter Doesn't matter
esriMSACreated Must not exist Must not be FALSE Must be less than actual interval
esriMSANotCreated Must exist Must not be FALSE Must be less than actual interval
esriMSAOverwrite Doesn't matter Doesn't matter Doesn't matter

The difference between esriMSAAlways and esriMSAOverwrite lies in which elements are synchronized. esriMSAAlways will honor the removal or value change of an element's Sync attribute (to disable synchronization), whereas using esriMSAOverwrite is equivalent to setting the IXmlPropertySet2.OverwriteSyncAttribute to true for the metadata's property set, meaning that even elements without a Sync attribute of TRUE will be synchronized.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
synchronize in interface IMetadata
Parameters:
action - A com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.esriMetadataSyncAction constant (in)
interval - The interval (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getDataType

public IGPDataType getDataType()
                        throws IOException,
                               AutomationException
The data type of the value object.

Remarks

The DataType property returns the DataType object associated with this Value object.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
getDataType in interface IGPValue
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IGPDataType
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isEmpty

public boolean isEmpty()
                throws IOException,
                       AutomationException
Indicates if the value object is empty.

Remarks

The IsEmpty method returns if this Value object has been set or not.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
isEmpty in interface IGPValue
Returns:
The isEmpty
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

empty

public void empty()
           throws IOException,
                  AutomationException
Clears the value object.

Remarks

The Empty method clears this Value object and releases any associated objects.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
empty in interface IGPValue
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getAsText

public String getAsText()
                 throws IOException,
                        AutomationException
Provides the value of the value object.

Remarks

The GetAsText method returns this Value object as a text string. For DataElement value objects it is the NameString. For simple value objects it is the text string for the scalar value.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
getAsText in interface IGPValue
Returns:
The text
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setAsText

public IGPMessage setAsText(String text)
                     throws IOException,
                            AutomationException
Provides the value of the value object with the given string value.

Remarks

The SetAsText method sets the value of this Value object as a text string. For DataElement value objects it is the NameString. For simple value objects it is the text string representing the scalar value.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
setAsText in interface IGPValue
Parameters:
text - The text (in)
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IGPMessage
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

serialize

public void serialize(IXMLSerializeData data)
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
Serializes an object to XML.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
serialize in interface IXMLSerialize
Parameters:
data - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IXMLSerializeData (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

deserialize

public void deserialize(IXMLSerializeData data)
                 throws IOException,
                        AutomationException
Deserializes an object from XML.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
deserialize in interface IXMLSerialize
Parameters:
data - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IXMLSerializeData (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

esri_clone

public IClone esri_clone()
                  throws IOException,
                         AutomationException
Clones the receiver and assigns the result to *clone.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
esri_clone in interface IClone
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IClone
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

assign

public void assign(IClone src)
            throws IOException,
                   AutomationException
Assigns the properties of src to the receiver.

Description

Use Assign method to assign the properties of source object to receiver object. Both objects need to have the same CLSIDs. Both source and receiver objects need to be instantiated.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
assign in interface IClone
Parameters:
src - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IClone (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isEqual

public boolean isEqual(IClone other)
                throws IOException,
                       AutomationException
Returns TRUE when the receiver and other have the same properties.

Description

IsEqual returns True if the receiver and the source have the same properties. Note, this does not imply that the receiver and the source reference the same object.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isEqual in interface IClone
Parameters:
other - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IClone (in)
Returns:
The equal
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isIdentical

public boolean isIdentical(IClone other)
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
Returns TRUE when the receiver and other are the same object.

Description

IsIdentical returns true if the receiver and the source reference the same object.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isIdentical in interface IClone
Parameters:
other - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IClone (in)
Returns:
The identical
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isDirty

public void isDirty()
             throws IOException,
                    AutomationException
isDirty

Description

IPersistStream is a Microsoft interface. Please refer to MSDN for information about this interface.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
isDirty in interface IPersistStream
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

load

public void load(IStream pstm)
          throws IOException,
                 AutomationException
load

Description

IPersistStream is a Microsoft interface. Please refer to MSDN for information about this interface.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
load in interface IPersistStream
Parameters:
pstm - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IStream (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

save

public void save(IStream pstm,
                 int fClearDirty)
          throws IOException,
                 AutomationException
save

Description

IPersistStream is a Microsoft interface. Please refer to MSDN for information about this interface.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
save in interface IPersistStream
Parameters:
pstm - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IStream (in)
fClearDirty - The fClearDirty (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getSizeMax

public void getSizeMax(_ULARGE_INTEGER[] pcbSize)
                throws IOException,
                       AutomationException
getSizeMax

Description

IPersistStream is a Microsoft interface. Please refer to MSDN for information about this interface.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getSizeMax in interface IPersistStream
Parameters:
pcbSize - A Structure: com.esri.arcgis.system._ULARGE_INTEGER (out: use single element array)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getClassID

public void getClassID(GUID[] pClassID)
                throws IOException,
                       AutomationException
getClassID

Description

IPersist is a Microsoft interface. Please refer to MSDN for information about this interface.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Specified by:
getClassID in interface IPersist
Parameters:
pClassID - A Structure: com.esri.arcgis.support.ms.stdole.GUID (out: use single element array)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

describe

public Object describe(String name)
                throws IOException,
                       AutomationException
The description of the named object.

Product Availability

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

Specified by:
describe in interface IGPDescribe
Parameters:
name - The name (in)
Returns:
A Variant
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

writeExternal

public void writeExternal(ObjectOutput out)
                   throws IOException
Specified by:
writeExternal in interface Externalizable
Throws:
IOException

readExternal

public void readExternal(ObjectInput in)
                  throws IOException,
                         ClassNotFoundException
Specified by:
readExternal in interface Externalizable
Throws:
IOException
ClassNotFoundException