WorkspaceFactory is a non-creatable object. References to non-creatable objects must be obtained through other objects.
|IWorkspaceFactory||Provides access to members that create and open workspaces and supply workspace factory information.|
|IWorkspaceFactory2||Provides access to members that create and open workspaces and supply workspace factory information.|
A WorkspaceFactory is a dispenser of workspaces and allows a client to connect to a workspace specified by a set of connection properties. A workspace represents a database or a datasource that contains one or more datasets. Examples of datasets include tables, feature classes and relationship classes. A WorkspaceFactory is a cocreatable, singleton object. A WorkspaceFactory maintains a pool of currently connected, active workspaces that are being referenced by the application. Connection properties are specified using a PropertySet object and can be saved to a connection file. A WorkspaceFactory also supports methods that can be used to browse and manage file system workspaces, and methods to manage connection files for remote database workspaces.