Provides access to members that return and set properties of a feature.
|Class||The Object Class for the row.|
|Delete||Deletes the row.|
|Extent||The extent of the feature.|
|FeatureType||The type of the feature.|
|Fields||The fields Collection for this row buffer.|
|HasOID||Indicates if the row has an OID.|
|OID||The OID for the row.|
|Shape||A reference to the default shape for the feature.|
|ShapeCopy||A cloned copy of the default shape for the feature.|
|Store||Stores the row.|
|Table||The Table for the row.|
|Value||The value of the field with the specified index.|
|IObject||Provides access to the class the row belongs to.|
|IRow||Provides access to members that return information about the row, the table the row belongs to and storing and deleting the row.|
|IRowBuffer||Provides access to members used for getting and modifying a rows values and for getting the fields in the row.|
CoClasses that implement IFeature
|CoClasses and Classes||Description|
|AnnotationFeature (esriCarto)||An Esri annotation feature.|
|ComplexEdgeFeature||Esri Complex edge geometric network feature object.|
|ComplexJunctionFeature||Esri Complex junction geometric network feature.|
|CoverageAnnotationFeature||Esri Coverage Annotation Feature.|
|DimensionFeature (esriCarto)||Esri Dimension Feature class.|
|GeocodedFeature (esriLocation)||A feature created by a locator.|
|NALocationFeature (esriNetworkAnalyst)||A network location which can be used like a feature or a row.|
|NALocationRangesFeature (esriNetworkAnalyst)||A container of NALocationRanges which can be used like a feature or a row.|
|NATraversalResultElement (esriNetworkAnalyst)||An individual element in a traversal result.|
|RasterCatalogItem||Raster Catalog Feature Class.|
|RelQueryRow||A row defined by a join of the datasets in a RelQueryTable.|
|SchematicInMemoryFeatureLink (esriSchematic)||Schematic in memory feature link object.|
|SchematicInMemoryFeatureNode (esriSchematic)||Schematic in memory feature node object.|
|SchematicInMemoryFeatureNodeOnLink (esriSchematic)||Schematic in memory feature node on link object.|
|SchematicInMemoryFeatureSubLink (esriSchematic)||Schematic in memory feature sublink object.|
|SchematicLink (esriSchematic)||A schematic link object.|
|SchematicNode (esriSchematic)||A schematic node object.|
|SchematicNodeOnLink (esriSchematic)||A schematic node-on-link object.|
|SchematicSubLink (esriSchematic)||A schematic sublink object.|
|SimpleEdgeFeature||Esri Geometric network simple edge feature object.|
|SimpleJunctionFeature||Esri Geometric network simple junction feature object.|
|TemporalFeature (esriTrackingAnalyst)||Controls properties of the Temporal Feature object.|
|TopologyErrorFeature||Esri Topology Error Feature object.|
Features are spatial Objects. They are contained in a feature class in the same way that a row is contained in a table, and an object is contained in an object class. A feature has an associated shape, the type of which is defined by the feature class. The possible shape objects are Point, Multipoint, Multipatch, Polyline, and Polygon - these are all objects in the Geometry library. For more details, see the IGeometryDef interface.
One thing to note is that all features still have the same core geometry types of point, multipoint, polyline, polygon and multipatch; an example of this is the annotation feature, whose geometry type is polygon - this represents the envelope of the text element.
The IFeature interface extends the IObject and IRow interfaces, and as such, the documentation for those interfaces applies to this interface. The additional functionality relates to the features' shapes, accessed and set through the Shape property. This can be much more convenient than the alternative of using the Value property, since you donít have to determine the index of the shape field. The Shape property is the main link in ArcObjects between the geometry and geodatabase object models.
The ShapeCopy property is a cloned copy of the featureís Shape. When modifying the geometry of a feature or a set of features, use the ShapeCopy property to obtain a copy of the feature's geometry, perform the modification on the geometries, then apply the modifications by setting the geometry to the Shape property.
There are several Feature subclasses which can also be accessed using the IFeature interface. These include annotation, dimension, and network features.