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IMapServerIdentifyResult.Shape Property (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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IMapServerIdentifyResult.Shape Property

The geometry of the identified object.

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public ReadOnly Property Shape As IGeometry
public IGeometry Shape {get;}
HRESULT get_Shape(
  IGeometry** Shape
Shape [out, retval]

Shape is a parameter of type IGeometry**

Product Availability

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


Shape contains the geometry of a feature returned from a MapServer Identify query. This geometry have the same spatial reference system as the DefaultMapDescription. When ILayerResultOptions is not used, the Shape property returns geometry. If the Shape field is invisible in the source map, the Shape property may still contain geometry depending on how IncludeGeometry is set by the user. 

In some cases, for performance reasons, you may want limit or adjust the geometry being returned. Use ILayerResultOptions to manage this. If IncludeGeometry is set to False, Shape property returns nothing. This should increase performance in cases where feature geometry is large. You can also choose to densify or generalize the geometry returned by using GeometryResultOptions. Densification is used to better support clients that do not support Arcs (e.g. Bezier, Circular etc.). Generalization reduces the amount of geography being sent across the network and should lead to better performance.

Densified or generalized geometry should only be used for navigation or display purpose, such as zooming to, flashing, or highlighting the selected feature. For spatial queries, GeometryResultOptions should not be used as it may returns unexpected results. For more information on please see IGeometry, Densify, and Generalize .

See Also

IMapServerIdentifyResult Interface