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public interface IGeometryCollection
Provides access to members that can be used for accessing, adding and removing individual geometries of a multipart geometry (Multipoint, Polyline, Polygon, MultiPatch, and GeometryBag).
A Collection of Geometry parts. For Multipoints, Triangles, TriangleFans, and TriangleStrips, the Geometry parts are Points. For Polylines, the Geometry parts are Paths. For Polygons, the Geometry parts are Rings. For MultiPatches, the Geometry parts are Triangles, TriangleFans, TriangleStrips, or Rings. For GeometryBags, the Geometry parts are any IGeometry object.
The GeometryCollection can be used to access, manipulate, add, insert, remove, and set specific parts of a composite geometry.
Every Geometry created within ArcGIS should be assigned a spatial reference. Always attach welldefined spatial references to new geometries. This improves processing efficiency, in particular, when using ITopologicalOperator on geometries that contain curved segments (circular arcs, bezier curves, elliptical arcs). New geometries include any geometry that is created in memory. It does not matter whether it will be stored in a feature class or not. Welldefined as applied to a spatial reference means that it not only has its coordinate system (projection) defined, but also its coordinate grid. The coordinate grid consists of the xy domain, xy resolution, and xy cluster tolerance properties of a spatial reference. If the Geometry includes z or m values, the z or m domains, z or m resolutions, and z or m cluster tolerance properties must also be defined. The cluster tolerance and resolutions can be quickly and easily set using SetDefault methods on ISpatialReferenceResolution and ISpatialReferenceTolerance interfaces.
If you are using a development language that does not support C style arrays, use IGeometryBridge instead. The IGeometryBridge interface solves that problem allowing you to pass safe arrays instead.
IPointCollection
,
IGeometry
,
ISegmentCollection
,
IGeometryCollection
Method Summary  

void 
addGeometries(int count,
IGeometry newGeometries)
Deprecated. This method uses C style arrays which are not supported in the ArcGIS API for Java. It is replaced by GeometryEnvironment.addGeometries(com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection, com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry[]) . 
void 
addGeometry(IGeometry inGeometry,
Object before,
Object after)
Adds a reference to the input geometry either at the end, or before, or after the specified index. 
void 
addGeometryCollection(IGeometryCollection newGeometries)
Adds references to geometries in the input collection. 
void 
geometriesChanged()
Tells this geometry collection that some of its geometries have been altered. 
IGeometry 
getGeometry(int index)
A reference to the ith geometry. 
int 
getGeometryCount()
The number of geometries in this collection. 
void 
insertGeometries(int index,
int count,
IGeometry newGeometries)
Deprecated. This method uses C style arrays which are not supported in the ArcGIS API for Java. It is replaced by GeometryEnvironment.insertGeometries(com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection, int, com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry[]) . 
void 
insertGeometryCollection(int index,
IGeometryCollection newGeometries)
Inserts at the specified index references to all if the geometries in the input collection. 
void 
queryGeometries(int index,
int count,
IGeometry[] geometries)
Deprecated. This method uses C style arrays which are not supported in the ArcGIS API for Java. It is replaced by GeometryEnvironment.queryGeometries(com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection, int, com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry[][]) . 
void 
removeGeometries(int index,
int count)
Removes references to some geometries from this collection. 
void 
setGeometries(int count,
IGeometry newGeometries)
Deprecated. This method uses C style arrays which are not supported in the ArcGIS API for Java. It is replaced by GeometryEnvironment.setGeometries(com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection, com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry[]) . 
void 
setGeometryCollection(IGeometryCollection newParts)
Replaces all geometries in the collection with references to geometries from the input collection. 
Method Detail 

int getGeometryCount() throws IOException, AutomationException
Returns the number of Geometries in the GeometryCollection. The last Geometry in the GeometryCollection has an index equal to GeometryCount  1.
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.IGeometry getGeometry(int index) throws IOException, AutomationException
index
 The index (in)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void addGeometry(IGeometry inGeometry, Object before, Object after) throws IOException, AutomationException
When applying the AddGeometry method give either the before or after index and not both. Adding a Geometry to the collection as the first one is done by setting the before index as 0.
The spatial reference of the GeometryCollection is transferred
(objects projected if necessary) to any objects added to
it. However the spatial reference of the added geometry is not
transferred to the GeometryCollection. Always make sure to set
the spatial reference on the object GeometryCollection prior to add
other geometries to it to avoid creating invalid geometry. For
example, adding geometry objects to a GeometryBag that doesn't have
a welldefined spatial reference will set an undefined spatial
reference to all the objects added to the bag. Using this
GeometryBag may cause unexpected behavior with the
ITopologicalOperator::ConstructUnion method.
inGeometry
 A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry (in)before
 A Variant (in, optional, pass null if not required)after
 A Variant (in, optional, pass null if not required)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void queryGeometries(int index, int count, IGeometry[] geometries) throws IOException, AutomationException
GeometryEnvironment.queryGeometries(com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection, int, com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry[][])
.
Note: The GeometryType returned by the QueryGeometries method depends on which object type points the IGeometryCollection pointer.
IGeometryCollection Object GeometryType  Returned Object GeometryType 
Polygon 
Rings 
Polyline 
Paths 
Multipoint 
Points 
Multipatch 
TriangleFans or TriangleStrips or Rings 
TriangleFan 
Points 
TriangleStrip 
Points 
Geometry Bag 
Any type of IGeometry 
index
 The index (in)count
 The count (in)geometries
 A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry (out: use single element array)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void addGeometries(int count, IGeometry newGeometries) throws IOException, AutomationException
GeometryEnvironment.addGeometries(com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection, com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry[])
.
The geometries are added last in the list. Use an array of geometries (IGeometry) and the exact number (count ) of elements in the array. Exceeding the boundary of the array will cause an application error. If you don't want to place the geometries last in the collection then use the InsertGeometries method.
count
 The count (in)newGeometries
 A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry (in)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void addGeometryCollection(IGeometryCollection newGeometries) throws IOException, AutomationException
Adds references of all of the parts of the input GeometryCollection to the end of the current GeometryCollection.
newGeometries
 A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection (in)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void insertGeometries(int index, int count, IGeometry newGeometries) throws IOException, AutomationException
GeometryEnvironment.insertGeometries(com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection, int, com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry[])
.
The geometries are inserted before the ith (index) element in the list. Use an array of geometries and give the exact number (count ) of elements in the array. A too large value for the count parameter causes exceeding the boundary of the array and will cause an application error. To place the geometries last in the collection then use the addGeometries method.
index
 The index (in)count
 The count (in)newGeometries
 A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry (in)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void insertGeometryCollection(int index, IGeometryCollection newGeometries) throws IOException, AutomationException
InsertGeometryCollection merges one GeometryCollection within another at a specified index.
index
 The index (in)newGeometries
 A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection (in)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void setGeometries(int count, IGeometry newGeometries) throws IOException, AutomationException
GeometryEnvironment.setGeometries(com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection, com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry[])
.
SetGeometries is used to reset the references of the geometries within the GeometryCollection . The result is that all references are changed to point only at the geometries contained within the specified array. Note that the GeometryCount changes accordingly also.
count
 The count (in)newGeometries
 A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometry (in)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void setGeometryCollection(IGeometryCollection newParts) throws IOException, AutomationException
SetGeometryCollection copies the geometry references from one GeometryCollection to another.
VB Example: Set GeometryCollection m_pGeoColl_A as m_pGeoColl_B
m_pGeoColl_A.SetGeometryCollection m_pGeoColl_B
newParts
 A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.geometry.IGeometryCollection (in)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void removeGeometries(int index, int count) throws IOException, AutomationException
index
 The index (in)count
 The count (in)
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.void geometriesChanged() throws IOException, AutomationException
GeometriesChanged flags that the geometries have been changed. It also marks a top level geometry as being nonsimple. Use it when manipulating the parts of a geometry directly (for example, rotating a ring). The top level geometry won't know that its cached envelope, length, centroid, etc. are invalid until this method is used.
IOException
 If there are interop problems.
AutomationException
 If the ArcObject component throws an exception.


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