IAnnotationFeature Interface (ArcObjects .NET 10.6 SDK)
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IAnnotationFeature Interface

Provides access to members that control the annotation feature. Note: the IAnnotationFeature interface has been superseded byIAnnotationFeature2. Please consider using the more recent version.

Product Availability

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

When To Use

The IAnnotationFeature interface maintains information about an annotation feature.


Name Description
Read/write property Annotation The annotation element for the feature.
Read/write property LinkedFeatureID Feature ID.

CoClasses that implement IAnnotationFeature

CoClasses and Classes Description
AnnotationFeature An Esri annotation feature.


The IAnnotationFeature interface is used for relating annotation features to other features or updating the graphic of the annotation. The Annotation property will accept any object implementing IGraphicElement. If a TextElement is used, you may reference an exiting TextSymbol stored in the SymbolCollection of the AnnotationFeatureClassExtension by using the ISymbolCollectionElement interface. It is highly recommended that you reference symbols in the SymbolCollection when storing TextElements in an annotation feature class. See the help for ISymbolCollectionElement for more details on this storage system.

The LinkedFeatureID property is used to indicate which feature the annotation is linked to for feature-linked annotation. If the feature is not linked, the property will be -1.

After updating the either of these properties, the IFeature::Store method must be called.

See Also

IFeature Interface | IFeatureCursor Interface