com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase
Interface IFeatureClassContainer

All Superinterfaces:
Serializable
All Known Implementing Classes:
FeatureDataset, GeometricNetwork, IFeatureClassContainerProxy, NetworkDataset, Topology

public interface IFeatureClassContainer
extends Serializable

Provides access to members that return feature classes by name, ID and index.

Remarks

The IFeatureClassContainer interface provides access to feature classes. For feature datasets, it can be seen as an alternative to the functionality available on other objects. Also, since IFeatureClassContainer is implemented by IGeometricNetwork and ITopology, it can be used to return the feature classes which participate in those types of datasets.

There is no guarentee on the order that the feature classes will be returned for IFeatureClassContainer::Classes.

Opening a feature class that participates in a topology or geometric network will also open all other feature classes participating in the topology or geometric network in memory.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux


Method Summary
 IFeatureClass esri_getClass(int classIndex)
          The FeatureClass associated with the specified index value.
 IFeatureClass getClassByID(int iD)
          The FeatureClass with the specified ID.
 IFeatureClass getClassByName(String name)
          The FeatureClass with the specified name.
 int getClassCount()
          The number of FeatureClasses in this container.
 IEnumFeatureClass getClasses()
          An enumerator over the FeatureClasses.
 

Method Detail

esri_getClass

IFeatureClass esri_getClass(int classIndex)
                            throws IOException,
                                   AutomationException
The FeatureClass associated with the specified index value.

Product Availability

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

Parameters:
classIndex - The classIndex (in)
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IFeatureClass
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getClassByID

IFeatureClass getClassByID(int iD)
                           throws IOException,
                                  AutomationException
The FeatureClass with the specified ID.

Product Availability

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

Parameters:
iD - The iD (in)
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IFeatureClass
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getClassByName

IFeatureClass getClassByName(String name)
                             throws IOException,
                                    AutomationException
The FeatureClass with the specified name.

Product Availability

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

Parameters:
name - The name (in)
Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IFeatureClass
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getClassCount

int getClassCount()
                  throws IOException,
                         AutomationException
The number of FeatureClasses in this container.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The numClasses
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getClasses

IEnumFeatureClass getClasses()
                             throws IOException,
                                    AutomationException
An enumerator over the FeatureClasses.

Remarks

There is no guarentee on the order that the feature classes will be returned.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IEnumFeatureClass
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.