Provides access to create a new feature class in a feature dataset.
|BrowseName||The browse name of the dataset.|
|CanCopy||True if this dataset can be copied.|
|CanDelete||True if this dataset can be deleted.|
|CanRename||True if this dataset can be renamed.|
|Category||The category of the dataset.|
|Copy||Copies this dataset to a new dataset with the specified name.|
|CreateFeatureClass||Creates a new FeatureClass in this FeatureDataset.|
|Delete||Deletes this dataset.|
|FullName||The associated name object.|
|Name||The name of the Dataset.|
|PropertySet||The set of properties for the dataset.|
|Rename||Renames this Dataset.|
|Subsets||Datasets contained within this dataset.|
|Type||The type of the Dataset.|
|Workspace||The workspace containing this dataset.|
|IDataset||Provides access to members that supply dataset information.|
CoClasses that implement IFeatureDataset
|CoClasses and Classes||Description|
|FeatureDataset||Esri Feature Dataset object.|
Feature classes that store simple features can be organized either inside or outside a feature dataset. Those outside a feature dataset are called standalone feature classes. Feature classes which store topological features, for example those participating in geometric networks, must be contained within a feature dataset to ensure a common spatial reference.
A FeatureDataset is a dataset that exists only in a geodatabase workspace and all the datasets contained in the FeatureDataset are also part of the same geodatabase. When programming with feature classes, you need to remember that the feature class may or may not belong to a feature dataset.
Each dataset in a geodatabase must have a unique name. In particular, each feature class in a geodatabase must have a unique name, independent of its containing feature dataset. Note that this is different from a file system model where two folders may contain files with the same local name within the folder.
The OpenFeatureClass method available in the IFeatureWorkspace interface on a workspace may be used to open any feature class in the workspace, including both stand-alone feature classes and feature classes within a feature dataset, given the (unique) name of the feature class.
A FeatureDataset is a dataset that contains feature classes that share the same spatial reference as the Feature Dataset. FeatureDatasets can also contain Geometric Networks and Relationship Classes.