How to test a custom raster type

The only way to test your newly created custom raster type is to use it in Image Service Editor. However, there is an automated solution, if you have RPDef files created through an external process or if you wish to debug your custom raster type by allowing it to temporarily dump RPDef files, use ISCommand.exe with the sample AddRPDefs.ISCmd to add RPDef files to an existing Service Definition through command-line. To learn more about using ISCommand to automate common ArcGIS Image Server tasks, see Automation of the Image Service Editor.