ArcObjects Library Reference (System)  

CategoryFactory CoClass

Component Category Factory.

Product Availability

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


The CategoryFactory object is used to read the information in the registry to find out what classes are in a particular component category.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux


Interfaces Description
ICategoryFactory Provides access to members that work with the category factory.


The CategoryFactory object provides no facility to retrieve the classes in a component category without instantiating an object. To do this you could use the COM SDK interface ICatInformation though it can be difficult to use this interface from some development environments, for example Visual Basic 6.