com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase
Class IMetadataProxy

java.lang.Object
  extended by com.esri.arcgis.interop.Dispatch
      extended by com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase.IMetadataProxy
All Implemented Interfaces:
IMetadata, Externalizable, Serializable

public class IMetadataProxy
extends com.esri.arcgis.interop.Dispatch
implements IMetadata, Serializable

Provides access to members that manage and update metadata.

Remarks

The IMetadata interface is implemented by the GxMetadata object and all other objects that support metadata (the bulk of GxObject types). Use this interface when you want to access the set of metadata associated with an object or you want to create new metadata for the object.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class com.esri.arcgis.interop.Dispatch
DISPATCH_METHOD, DISPATCH_PROPERTYGET, DISPATCH_PROPERTYPUT, DISPATCH_PROPERTYPUTREF, E
 
Constructor Summary
  IMetadataProxy()
           
  IMetadataProxy(Object obj)
           
protected IMetadataProxy(Object obj, String iid)
           
 
Method Summary
 void addListener(String iidStr, Object theListener, Object theSource)
           
 IPropertySet getMetadata()
          The PropertySet containing metadata.
 void readExternal(ObjectInput in)
           
 void removeListener(String iidStr, Object theListener)
           
 void setMetadata(IPropertySet ppPropertySet)
          The PropertySet containing metadata.
 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 com.esri.arcgis.interop.Dispatch
bindUsingMoniker, constructVtblPosTable, convertToNative, cookieForListener, createDispatch, createObjrefMonikerDisplayName, equals, getActiveObject, getActiveObject, getDefaultProperty, getDispatchIdOfName, getLastErrorCode, getMtsObjectContext, getObjRef, getPropertyByName, getPropertyByName, getVtblPos, hashCode, initDispatch, invoke, invokeMethodByName, invokeMethodByName, invokeMethodByName, invokePropertyGetByName, invokePropertyPutByName, invokePropertyPutByRefByName, isNativeMode, isObjRef, queryInterface, release, setNativeMode, setPropertyByName, toString, vtblInvoke
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

IMetadataProxy

public IMetadataProxy()

IMetadataProxy

public IMetadataProxy(Object obj)
               throws IOException
Throws:
IOException

IMetadataProxy

protected IMetadataProxy(Object obj,
                         String iid)
                  throws IOException
Throws:
IOException
Method Detail

addListener

public void addListener(String iidStr,
                        Object theListener,
                        Object theSource)
                 throws IOException
Overrides:
addListener in class com.esri.arcgis.interop.Dispatch
Throws:
IOException

removeListener

public void removeListener(String iidStr,
                           Object theListener)
                    throws IOException
Overrides:
removeListener in class com.esri.arcgis.interop.Dispatch
Throws:
IOException

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.

writeExternal

public void writeExternal(ObjectOutput out)
                   throws IOException
Specified by:
writeExternal in interface Externalizable
Overrides:
writeExternal in class com.esri.arcgis.interop.Dispatch
Throws:
IOException

readExternal

public void readExternal(ObjectInput in)
                  throws IOException,
                         ClassNotFoundException
Specified by:
readExternal in interface Externalizable
Overrides:
readExternal in class com.esri.arcgis.interop.Dispatch
Throws:
IOException
ClassNotFoundException