Provides access to members that define operations common to polylines and the boundaries of polygons.
**Note:** the IPolycurve interface has been superseded by IPolycurve3. Please consider using the more recent version.

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

A polycurve is a collection of many curves that form a single curve. A polycurve can be composed of single segments, connected paths, closed rings, or a combination of various curve types. The paths and segments within a polycurve do not need to be connected to each other. A polycurve may also contain a single segment or path.

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Densify | Converts this polycurve into a piecewise linear approximation of itself. | |

Dimension | The topological dimension of this geometry. | |

Envelope | Creates a copy of this geometry's envelope and returns it. | |

FromPoint | The 'from' point of the curve. | |

Generalize | Generalizes this polycurve using the Douglas-Poiker algorithm. | |

GeometryType | The type of this geometry. | |

GeoNormalize | Shifts longitudes, if need be, into a continuous range of 360 degrees. | |

GeoNormalizeFromLongitude | Normalizes longitudes into a continuous range containing the longitude. This method is obsolete. | |

GetSubcurve | Extracts a portion of this curve into a new curve. | |

IsClosed | Indicates if 'from' and 'to' points (of each part) are identical. | |

IsEmpty | Indicates whether this geometry contains any points. | |

Length | The length of the curve. | |

Project | Projects this geometry into a new spatial reference. | |

QueryEnvelope | Copies this geometry's envelope properties into the specified envelope. | |

QueryFromPoint | Copies this curve's 'from' point to the input point. | |

QueryNormal | Constructs a line normal to a curve from a point at a specified distance along the curve. | |

QueryPoint | Copies to outPoint the properties of a point on the curve at a specified distance from the beginning of the curve. | |

QueryPointAndDistance | Finds the point on the curve closest to inPoint, then copies that point to outPoint; optionally calculates related items. | |

QueryTangent | Constructs a line tangent to a curve from a point at a specified distance along the curve. | |

QueryToPoint | Copies the curve's 'to' point into the input point. | |

ReverseOrientation | Reverses the parameterization of the curve ('from' point becomes 'to' point, first segment becomes last segment, etc). | |

SetEmpty | Removes all points from this geometry. | |

Smooth | Converts this curve into a smooth curve containing only Bezier curve segments. | |

SnapToSpatialReference | Moves points of this geometry so that they can be represented in the precision of the geometry's associated spatial reference system. | |

SpatialReference | The spatial reference associated with this geometry. | |

SplitAtDistance | Introduces a new vertex into this polyline at a specified distance from the beginning of the polyline. | |

SplitAtPoint | Introduces a new vertex into this polyline at the location on it closest to the input point. | |

ToPoint | The 'to' point of the curve. | |

Weed | Generalizes using a small tolerance based upon either the system units of the geometry's spatial reference, or the geometry's bounding box. |

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

GeoPolygon (esriDefenseSolutions) | A spheroidal polygon. |

GeoPolyline (esriDefenseSolutions) | A spheroidal polyline. |

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. |

IGeometry Interface | IPoint Interface | ICurve Interface | IPolycurve2 Interface | IPolycurve Interface | IPolyline Interface | IPolygon Interface