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IFeatureLayer.DataSourceType Property

Data source type.

[Visual Basic 6.0]
Property DataSourceType As String
[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Property DataSourceType As String
[C#]
public string DataSourceType {get; set;}
[Java]
public String getDataSourceType()
throws
    IOException,
    AutomationException
[Java]
public void setDataSourceType(
String DataSourceType
)
throws
    IOException,
    AutomationException
[C++]
HRESULT get_DataSourceType(
  BSTR* Text
);
[C++]
HRESULT put_DataSourceType(
  BSTR Text

);

[C++]

Parameters

Text [out, retval]

  Text is a parameter of type BSTR

Text [in]

  Text is a parameter of type BSTR

Product Availability

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

Description

Describes the type of data referenced by the feature layer. In ArcMap and ArcCatalog this description appears on the layer's properties dialog on the Source tab after "Data Type:"

Remarks

By default, the DataSourceType for a layer matches the value returned by IDataset::Category when you access the layer's feature class through IDataset. You can set a layer's DataSourceType to any string.

Here is a list of default values for DataSourceType for common feature layer types:

Layer Type Value
Personal Geodatabase "Personal Geodatabase Feature Class"
SDE "SDE Feature Class"
Shapefile "Shapefile Feature Class"
ArcInfo or PC ArcInfo Coverage (annotation) "Annotation Feature Class"
ArcInfo or PC ArcInfo Coverage (point) "Point Feature Class"
ArcInfo or PC ArcInfo Coverage (line) "Arc Feature Class"
ArcInfo or PC ArcInfo Coverage (polygon) "Polygon Feature Class"
Edge "StreetMap Feature Class"
CAD (annotation) "CAD Annotation Feature Class"
CAD (point) "CAD Point Feature Class"
CAD (line) "CAD Polyline Feature Class"
CAD (polygon) "CAD Polygon Feature Class"

See Also

IFeatureLayer Interface