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IFormatData Interface (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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IFormatData Interface

Provides access to members that provide access to information about specific raster formats.

Product Availability

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


The Creatable property indicates whether or not new raster datasets in
this format can be created. Consult the help for a list of creatable raster formats.

The Directory property returns whether raster datasets in this format are directory-based (like GRID) or file-based.

The Pseudo property determines whether the file extension can be reliably used to detect raster datasets of this format. Any format that has Pseudo set to True will not be viewable in ArcGIS.

The format name and default extension, if any, associated with the format and the title of the format in the ArcMap and ArcCatalog interface are also accessible through this interface.


Name Description
Read-only property Creatable Indicates whether this format supports 'SaveAs'.
Read-only property Directory Indicates whether this format is directory based, as opposed to file based.
Read-only property Extension Default extension (without the dot).
Read-only property Order Order to display in UI.
Read-only property Pseudo Indicates if wildcard match is enough for verification.
Read-only property ShortName Name used for icon registration.
Read-only property Templ Wildcard string for file matching.
Read-only property Title Implementor name of format.
Read-only property UITitle User legible name of format.
Read-only property UserFile Indicates whether this format is intended for display to user (eg. NOT *.rrd, or *.aux).

Classes that implement IFormatData

Classes Description
FormatList A collection of information about supported raster formats.

See Also

IFormatList Interface