Gets the type of geodatabase, which can be either a file geodatabase or an ArcSDE geodatabase.

Namespace:  ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.Data

Assembly:  ESRI.ArcGISExplorer (in ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.dll) Version: (


public GeodatabaseType Type { get; set; }
Visual Basic (Declaration)
Public Property Type As GeodatabaseType

Field Value

One of the GeodatabaseType values indicating the type of the geodatabase.


The code below creates a new Geodatabase object and opens a connection to a file geodatabase then returns some information about it including the type of geodatabase.
//Connect to a file geodatabase
Geodatabase fileGdb = new Geodatabase(@"C:\Data\Scotland.gdb");

//Print the type of geodatabase
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Print(fileGdb.Type.ToString()); //prints "File"

//Print the geodatabase path
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Print(fileGdb.Path); //prints "C:\Data\Scotland.gdb"

//Print the short name for the geodatabase
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Print(fileGdb.Name); //prints "Scotland.gdb"

//Print the short name for the geodatabase
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Print(fileGdb.ShortName); //prints "Scotland"
'Connect to a file geodatabase
Dim fileGdb As Geodatabase = New Geodatabase("C:\Data\Scotland.gdb")

'Print the type of geodatabase
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Print(fileGdb.Type) 'prints "File"

'Print the geodatabase path
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Print(fileGdb.Path) 'prints "C:\Data\Scotland.gdb"

'Print the short name for the geodatabase
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Print(fileGdb.Name) 'prints "Scotland.gdb"

'Print the short name for the geodatabase
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Print(fileGdb.ShortName) 'prints "Scotland"

See Also