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ITopologicalOperator.Boundary Property (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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ITopologicalOperator.Boundary Property

The boundary of this geometry. A polygon's boundary is a polyline. A polyline's boundary is a multipoint. A point or multipoint's boundary is an empty point or multipoint.

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

outBoundary is a parameter of type IGeometry**

Product Availability

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


The Boundary of a Geometry is the part one the exterior of the Geometry. The Boundary is one Dimension lower than the Dimension of the original Geometry. The Boundary of a Polygon are the Polylines that form the Rings of the Polygon. The Boundary of a Polyline is a Multipoint corresponding to the endpoints of each Path in the Polyline. The Boundary of a Multipoint is an empty set.



ITopologicalOperator methods must be applied on high-level geometries only. High-Level geometries are point, multipoint, polyline and polygon. To use this method with low-level geometries such as segments (Line, Circular Arc, Elliptic Arc, B├ęzier Curve), paths or rings, they must be wrapped into high-level geometries types.

This method does not support GeometryBags.


Boundary Example


//The following code shows to wrap a line segment into a polyline in C#

//Assume a line (line1 as ILine) is already created

object obj = Type.Missing;

ISegmentCollection segCollection = new PolylineClass() as ISegmentCollection;

segCollection.AddSegment((ISegment)line1, ref obj, ref obj);

//Set the spatial reference on the new polyline

//The spatial reference is not transfered automatically from the segments

IGeometry geom = segCollection as IGeometry;

geom.SpatialReference = spatialRef;

//Can now be used with ITopologicalOperator methods


See Also

ITopologicalOperator Interface

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