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QueryTools

Namespace: ThinkGeo.Core

This is a helper class that allows you to execute various queries.

public class QueryTools

Inheritance ObjectQueryTools

Remarks:

This is a helper class that allows you to execute various queries. It wraps the query functionality of the FeatureSource and provides a simpler and more focused set of APIs.

Properties

CanExecuteSqlQuery

This property specifies whether FeatureSource can excute a SQL query or not. If it is false, then it will throw an exception when the following APIs are called: ExecuteScalar, ExecuteNonQuery, ExecuteQuery

public bool CanExecuteSqlQuery { get; }

Property Value

Boolean

Remarks:

The default implementation is false.

Constructors

QueryTools(FeatureSource)

This is a constructor for the class.

public QueryTools(FeatureSource featureSource)

Parameters

featureSource FeatureSource

        This parameter is the FeatureSource that will provide the functionality for this
        class's methods.

Remarks:

Each of the calls in this class thunk through to the FeatureSource passed in.

Methods

GetFeaturesByColumnValue(String, String, ReturningColumnsType)

Get all of the features by passing a columnName and a specified columValue.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesByColumnValue(string columnName, string columnValue, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnType)

Parameters

columnName String
The specified columnName to match the columnValue.

columnValue String
The specified columnValue to match those returning features.

returningColumnType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>
The returnning features matches the columnValue.

GetFeaturesByColumnValue(String, String, IEnumerable<String>)

Get all of the features by passing a columnName and a specified columValue.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesByColumnValue(string columnName, string columnValue, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

columnName String
The specified columnName to match the columnValue.

columnValue String
The specified columnValue to match those returning features.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>
The returnning features matches the columnValue.

GetFeaturesByColumnValue(String, String)

Get all of the features by passing a columnName and a specified columValue.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesByColumnValue(string columnName, string columnValue)

Parameters

columnName String
The specified columnName to match the columnValue.

columnValue String
The specified columnValue to match those returning features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>
The returnning features matches the columnValue.

GetFeaturesContaining(BaseShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that contain the target shape.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesContaining(BaseShape targetShape, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that contain the TargetShape you passed in.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that contain the specified target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesContaining(BaseShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures based on the target Feature and the spatial query type specified.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesContaining(BaseShape targetShape, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that contain the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

ReturningColumnsType:


NoColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain no column values.

AllColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain all column values.

GetFeaturesContaining(Feature, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures based on the target Feature and the spatial query type specified.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesContaining(Feature targetFeature, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that contain the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

ReturningColumnsType:


NoColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain no column values.

AllColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain all column values.

GetFeaturesContaining(Feature, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures based on the target Feature and the spatial query type specified.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesContaining(Feature targetFeature, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetFeature.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that contain the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

ReturningColumnsType:


NoColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain no column values.

AllColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain all column values.

GetFeaturesCrossing(BaseShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that cross the target shape.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesCrossing(BaseShape targetShape, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that cross the TargetShape you passed in.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that cross the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.
Crossing - The Geometries share some but not all interior points, and the dimension of the intersection is less than that of at least one of the Geometries.

GetFeaturesCrossing(BaseShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that cross the target shape.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesCrossing(BaseShape targetShape, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that cross the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

ReturningColumnsType:


NoColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain no column values.

AllColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain all column values.

GetFeaturesCrossing(Feature, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that cross the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesCrossing(Feature targetFeature, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the Internalfeatures that cross the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

ReturningColumnsType:


NoColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain no column values.

AllColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain all column values.

GetFeaturesCrossing(Feature, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that cross the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesCrossing(Feature targetFeature, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the Internalfeatures that cross the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

ReturningColumnsType:


NoColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain no column values.

AllColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain all column values.

GetFeaturesDisjointed(BaseShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that disjoint the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesDisjointed(BaseShape targetShape, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that disjoint the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Disjoint - The Geometries have no point in common.

GetFeaturesDisjointed(BaseShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that disjoint the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesDisjointed(BaseShape targetShape, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that disjoint the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Disjoint - The Geometries have no point in common.

ReturningColumnsType:


NoColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain no column values.

AllColumns - This method ensures that the returning features contain all column values.

GetFeaturesDisjointed(Feature, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that disjoint the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesDisjointed(Feature targetFeature, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that disjoint the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Disjoint - The Geometries have no point in common.

GetFeaturesDisjointed(Feature, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that disjoint the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesDisjointed(Feature targetFeature, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the columns contained in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that disjoint the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Disjoint - The Geometries have no point in common.

GetFeaturesIntersecting(BaseShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that intersect the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesIntersecting(BaseShape targetShape, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that intersect the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Intersecting - The Geometries have at least one point in common (the inverse of Disjoint).

GetFeaturesIntersecting(BaseShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that intersect the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesIntersecting(BaseShape targetShape, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that intersect the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Intersecting - The Geometries have at least one point in common (the inverse of Disjoint).

GetFeaturesIntersecting(Feature, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that intersect the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesIntersecting(Feature targetFeature, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that intersect the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Intersecting - The Geometries have at least one point in common (the inverse of Disjoint).

GetFeaturesIntersecting(Feature, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that intersect the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesIntersecting(Feature targetFeature, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that intersect the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Intersecting - The Geometries have at least one point in common (the inverse of Disjoint).

GetFeaturesOverlapping(BaseShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that overlap the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesOverlapping(BaseShape targetShape, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that overlap the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Overlapping - The Geometries share some but not all points in common, and the intersection has the same dimension as the Geometries themselves.

GetFeaturesOverlapping(BaseShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that overlap the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesOverlapping(BaseShape targetShape, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that overlap the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Overlapping - The Geometries share some but not all points in common, and the intersection has the same dimension as the Geometries themselves.

GetFeaturesOverlapping(Feature, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that overlap the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesOverlapping(Feature targetFeature, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that overlap the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Overlapping - The Geometries share some but not all points in common, and the intersection has the same dimension as the Geometries themselves.

GetFeaturesOverlapping(Feature, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that overlap the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesOverlapping(Feature targetFeature, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that overlap the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

Overlapping - The Geometries share some but not all points in common, and the intersection has the same dimension as the Geometries themselves.

GetFeaturesTopologicalEqual(BaseShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that topologicalEqual the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesTopologicalEqual(BaseShape targetShape, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that topologicalEqual the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesTopologicalEqual(BaseShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that topologicalEqual the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesTopologicalEqual(BaseShape targetShape, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that topologicalEqual the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesTopologicalEqual(Feature, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that topologicalEqual the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesTopologicalEqual(Feature targetFeature, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that topologicalEqual the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesTopologicalEqual(Feature, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that topologicalEqual the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesTopologicalEqual(Feature targetFeature, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that topologicalEqual the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesTouching(BaseShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that touch the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesTouching(BaseShape targetShape, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that touch the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesTouching(BaseShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that touch the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesTouching(BaseShape targetShape, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that touch the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesTouching(Feature, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that touch the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesTouching(Feature targetFeature, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that touch the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesTouching(Feature, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that touch the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesTouching(Feature targetFeature, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that touch the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesWithin(BaseShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are within the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesWithin(BaseShape targetShape, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are within the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesWithin(BaseShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are within the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesWithin(BaseShape targetShape, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter specifies the target shape used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are within the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesWithin(Feature, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are within the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesWithin(Feature targetFeature, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are within the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesWithin(Feature, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are within the target Feature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesWithin(Feature targetFeature, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter specifies the target feature used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that match the spatial query you
        executed based on the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are within the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesOutsideBoundingBox(RectangleShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are outside of the boundingBox.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesOutsideBoundingBox(RectangleShape boundingBox, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

boundingBox RectangleShape
This parameter specifies the target boundingBox used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that are outside of the target rectangle shape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the boundingBox, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are outside of the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesOutsideBoundingBox(RectangleShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are outside of the boundingBox.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesOutsideBoundingBox(RectangleShape boundingBox, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

boundingBox RectangleShape
This parameter specifies the target boundingBox used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that are outside of the target rectangle shape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the boundingBox, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are outside of the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBox(RectangleShape, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are inside of the boundingBox.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBox(RectangleShape boundingBox, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

boundingBox RectangleShape
This parameter specifies the target boundingBox used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that are inside of the target rectangle shape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the boundingBox, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are inside of the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBox(RectangleShape, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are inside of the boundingBox.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBox(RectangleShape boundingBox, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

boundingBox RectangleShape
This parameter specifies the target boundingBox used in the spatial query.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType
This parameter specifies the column values in the return features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of InternalFeatures that are inside of the target rectangle shape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the boundingBox, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a ReturningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures that are inside of the target shape. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

GetFeaturesNearestTo(BaseShape, GeographyUnit, Int32, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesNearestTo(BaseShape targetShape, GeographyUnit unitOfData, int maxItemsToFind, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter is the shape you want to find close InternalFeatures to.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of data that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource are in,
        such as feet, meters, etc.

maxItemsToFind Int32

        This parameter defines how many close InternalFeatures to find around the
        TargetShape.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the
        TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a maxItemsToFind that is not greater than 0, it will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided create a small bounding box around the TargetShape and then queries the features inside of it. If we reach the number of items to find, then we measure the returned InternalFeatures to find the nearest. If we do not find enough records, we scale up the bounding box and try again. As you can see, this is not the most efficient method. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesNearestCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeaturesNearestTo(BaseShape, GeographyUnit, Int32, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesNearestTo(BaseShape targetShape, GeographyUnit unitOfData, int maxItemsToFind, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter is the shape you want to find close InternalFeatures to.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of data that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource are in,
        such as feet, meters, etc.

maxItemsToFind Int32

        This parameter defines how many close InternalFeatures to find around the
        TargetShape.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the
        TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a returningColumnsType that is not defined in the enumeration, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a maxItemsToFind that is not greater than 0, it will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided create a small bounding box around the TargetShape and then queries the features inside of it. If we reach the number of items to find, then we measure the returned InternalFeatures to find the nearest. If we do not find enough records, we scale up the bounding box and try again. As you can see, this is not the most efficient method. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesNearestCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeaturesNearestTo(Feature, GeographyUnit, Int32, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetFeature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesNearestTo(Feature targetFeature, GeographyUnit unitOfData, int maxItemsToFind, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter is the feature you want to find close InternalFeatures to.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of data that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource are in,
        such as feet, meters, etc.

maxItemsToFind Int32

        This parameter defines how many close InternalFeatures to find around the
        feature.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the
        TargetFeature.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a maxItemsToFind that is not greater than 0, it will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided create a small bounding box around the TargetShape and then queries the features inside of it. If we reach the number of items to find, then we measure the returned InternalFeatures to find the nearest. If we do not find enough records, we scale up the bounding box and try again. As you can see, this is not the most efficient method. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesNearestCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeaturesNearestTo(Feature, GeographyUnit, Int32, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetFeature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesNearestTo(Feature targetFeature, GeographyUnit unitOfData, int maxItemsToFind, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter is the feature you want to find close InternalFeatures to.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of data that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource are in,
        such as feet, meters, etc.

maxItemsToFind Int32

        This parameter defines how many close InternalFeatures to find around the
        feature.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the
        TargetFeature.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a maxItemsToFind that is not greater than 0, it will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided create a small bounding box around the TargetShape and then queries the features inside of it. If we reach the number of items to find, then we measure the returned InternalFeatures to find the nearest. If we do not find enough records, we scale up the bounding box and try again. As you can see, this is not the most efficient method. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesNearestCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeaturesNearestTo(Feature, GeographyUnit, Int32, IEnumerable<String>, Double, DistanceUnit)

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesNearestTo(Feature targetFeature, GeographyUnit unitOfData, int maxItemsToFind, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames, double searchRadius, DistanceUnit unitOfSearchRadius)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
This parameter is feature you want to find InternalFeatures close to.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of measurement that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource are in,
        such as feet, meters, etc.

maxItemsToFind Int32

        This parameter defines how many close InternalFeatures to find around the
        TargetShape.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

searchRadius Double

        Limit the maximize distance proximately to search closest records.

unitOfSearchRadius DistanceUnit

        The unit of searchRadius parameter.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the
        TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a feature source which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a maxItemsToFind that is not greater than 0, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided creates a small bounding box around the TargetShape and then queries the features inside of it. If we reach the number of items to find, then we measure the returned InternalFeatures to find the nearest. If we do not find enough records, we scale up the bounding box and try again. As you can see, this is not the most efficient method. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesNearestCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeaturesNearestTo(BaseShape, GeographyUnit, Int32, IEnumerable<String>, Double, DistanceUnit)

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesNearestTo(BaseShape targetShape, GeographyUnit unitOfData, int maxItemsToFind, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames, double searchRadius, DistanceUnit unitOfSearchRadius)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
This parameter is the shape you want to find InternalFeatures close to.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of measurement that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource are in,
        such as feet, meters, etc.

maxItemsToFind Int32

        This parameter defines how many close InternalFeatures to find around the
        TargetShape.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

searchRadius Double

        Limit the maximize distance proximately to search closest records.

unitOfSearchRadius DistanceUnit

        The unit of searchRadius parameter.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the
        TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a feature source which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a maxItemsToFind that is not greater than 0, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a user defined number of InternalFeatures that are closest to the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided creates a small bounding box around the TargetShape and then queries the features inside of it. If we reach the number of items to find, then we measure the returned InternalFeatures to find the nearest. If we do not find enough records, we scale up the bounding box and try again. As you can see, this is not the most efficient method. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesNearestCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOf(BaseShape, GeographyUnit, DistanceUnit, Double, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance of the TargetShape.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOf(BaseShape targetShape, GeographyUnit unitOfData, DistanceUnit distanceUnit, double distance, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
The shape you wish to find InternalFeatures within a distance of.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of data that the FeatureSource and TargetShape are
        in.

distanceUnit DistanceUnit

        This parameter specifies the unit of the distance parameter, such as feet, miles,
        kilometers, etc.

distance Double

        This parameter specifies the distance in which to find InternalFeatures around the
        TargetShape.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance
        of the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a unitOfData that is not defined, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a distanceUnit that is not defined, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance of the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided creates a bounding box around the TargetShape using the distance supplied and then queries the features inside of it. This may not be the most efficient method for this operation. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOfCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOf(BaseShape, GeographyUnit, DistanceUnit, Double, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance of the TargetShape.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOf(BaseShape targetShape, GeographyUnit unitOfData, DistanceUnit distanceUnit, double distance, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetShape BaseShape
The shape you wish to find InternalFeatures within a distance of.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of data that the FeatureSource and TargetShape are
        in.

distanceUnit DistanceUnit

        This parameter specifies the unit of the distance parameter, such as feet, miles,
        kilometers, etc.

distance Double

        This parameter specifies the distance in which to find InternalFeatures around the
        TargetShape.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance
        of the TargetShape.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNamesType, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a unitOfData that is not defined, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a distanceUnit that is not defined, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance of the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided creates a bounding box around the TargetShape using the distance supplied and then queries the features inside of it. This may not be the most efficient method for this operation. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOfCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOf(Feature, GeographyUnit, DistanceUnit, Double, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance of the TargetFeature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOf(Feature targetFeature, GeographyUnit unitOfData, DistanceUnit distanceUnit, double distance, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
The feature you wish to find InternalFeatures within a distance of.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of data that the FeatureSource and TargetShape are
        in.

distanceUnit DistanceUnit

        This parameter specifies the unit of the distance parameter, such as feet, miles,
        kilometers, etc.

distance Double

        This parameter specifies the distance in which to find InternalFeatures around the
        TargetShape.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance
        of the TargetFeature.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a unitOfData that is not defined, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a distanceUnit that is not defined, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance of the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided creates a bounding box around the TargetShape using the distance supplied and then queries the features inside of it. This may not be the most efficient method for this operation. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOfCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOf(Feature, GeographyUnit, DistanceUnit, Double, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance of the TargetFeature.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOf(Feature targetFeature, GeographyUnit unitOfData, DistanceUnit distanceUnit, double distance, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

targetFeature Feature
The feature you wish to find InternalFeatures within a distance of.

unitOfData GeographyUnit

        This parameter is the unit of data that the FeatureSource and TargetShape are
        in.

distanceUnit DistanceUnit

        This parameter specifies the unit of the distance parameter, such as feet, miles,
        kilometers, etc..

distance Double

        This parameter specifies the distance in which to find InternalFeatures around the
        TargetShape.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance
        of the TargetFeature.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the targetShape, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNamesType, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a unitOfData that is not defined, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a distanceUnit that is not defined, it will throw a ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentException
If you pass in a targetShape that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentException.

Remarks:

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures that are within a certain distance of the TargetShape. It is important to note that the TargetShape and the FeatureSource must use the same unit, such as feet or meters. If they do not, then the results will not be predictable or correct. If there is a current transaction and it is marked as live, then the results will include any transaction Feature that applies.

The implementation we provided creates a bounding box around the TargetShape using the distance supplied and then queries the features inside of it. This may not be the most efficient method for this operation. If your underlying data provider exposes a more efficient way, we recommend you override the Core version of this method and implement it.

The default implementation of GetFeaturesWithinDistanceOfCore uses the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method for speed. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient. When you override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore method, we recommend that you use any spatial indexes you have at your disposal to make this method as fast as possible.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFeatureById(String, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns an InternalFeature based on an Id provided.

public Feature GetFeatureById(string id, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

id String
This parameter is the unique Id for the feature you want to find.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>

        This parameter is a list of column names you want returned with the
        Feature.

Returns

Feature
This method returns an InternalFeature based on an Id provided.

Remarks:

This method returns an InternalFeature based on an Id provided.

GetFeatureById(String, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns an InternalFeature based on an Id provided.

public Feature GetFeatureById(string id, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

id String
This parameter is the unique Id for the feature you want to find.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType

        This parameter is a list of column names you want returned with the
        Feature.

Returns

Feature
This method returns an InternalFeature based on an Id provided.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the id, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentException
If you pass a null as the id, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNamesType, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns an InternalFeature based on an Id provided.

GetFeaturesByIds(IEnumerable<String>, IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures based on the collection of Ids provided.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesByIds(IEnumerable<string> ids, IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

ids IEnumerable<String>
This parameter is the collection of Ids you want to find.

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>

        This parameter is a list of column names you want returned with the
        Features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures based on the collection of Ids
        provided.

Remarks:

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures based on the collection of Ids provided.

GetFeaturesByIds(IEnumerable<String>, ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures based on the collection of Ids provided.

public Collection<Feature> GetFeaturesByIds(IEnumerable<string> ids, ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

ids IEnumerable<String>
This parameter is the collection of Ids you want to find.

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType

        This parameter is a list of column names you want returned with the
        Features.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures based on the collection of Ids
        provided.

Remarks:

This method returns a collection of InternalFeatures based on the collection of Ids provided.

GetBoundingBoxById(String)

This method returns the bounding box for the Id specified.

public RectangleShape GetBoundingBoxById(string id)

Parameters

id String

        This parameter is the unique Id of the feature for which you want to find the bounding
        box.

Returns

RectangleShape
This method returns the bounding box for the Id specified.

Remarks:

This method returns the bounding box for the Id specified.

GetBoundingBoxesByIds(IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns a collection of bounding boxes based on the collection of Ids provided.

public Collection<RectangleShape> GetBoundingBoxesByIds(IEnumerable<string> ids)

Parameters

ids IEnumerable<String>
This parameter is the collection of Ids you want to find.

Returns

Collection<RectangleShape>

        This method returns a collection of bounding boxes based on the collection of Ids
        provided.

Remarks:

This method returns a collection of bounding boxes based on the collection of Ids provided.

GetColumns()

This method returns the collection of columns for this FeatureSource.

public Collection<FeatureSourceColumn> GetColumns()

Returns

Collection<FeatureSourceColumn>
This method returns the collection of columns for this FeatureSource.

Remarks:

This method returns the collection of columns for this FeatureSource.

GetCount()

This method returns the count of all of the InternalFeatures in the FeatureSource.

public long GetCount()

Returns

Int64
This method returns the count of all of the InternalFeatures in the FeatureSource.

Remarks:

This method returns the count of all of the InternalFeatures in the FeatureSource.

GetAllFeatures(IEnumerable<String>)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures in the FeatureSource.

public Collection<Feature> GetAllFeatures(IEnumerable<string> returningColumnNames)

Parameters

returningColumnNames IEnumerable<String>

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of all of the InternalFeatures in the
        FeatureSource.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentNullException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNames, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures in the FeatureSource. It will return whatever is returned by the GetAllFeaturesCore method, along with any of the additions or subtractions made if you are in a transaction and that transaction is configured to be live.

The main purpose of this method is to be the anchor of all of our default virtual implementations within this class. We as the framework developers wanted to provide you the user with as much default virtual implementation as possible. To do this, we needed a way to get access to all of the features. For example, let's say we want to create a default implementation for finding all of the InternalFeatures in a bounding box. Because this is an abstract class, we do not know the specifics of the underlying data or how its spatial indexes work. What we do know is that if we get all of the records, then we can brute-force the answer. In this way, if you inherited from this class and only implemented this one method, we can provide default implementations for virtually every other API.

While this is nice for you the developer if you decide to create your own FeatureSource, it comes with a price: namely, it is very inefficient. In the example we just discussed (about finding all of the InternalFeatures in a bounding box), we would not want to look at every record to fulfil this method. Instead, we would want to override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore and implement specific code that would be faster. For example, in Oracle Spatial there is a specific SQL statement to perform this operation very quickly. The same holds true with other specific FeatureSource examples.

Most default implementations in the FeatureSource call the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore, which by default calls the GetAllFeaturesCore. It is our advice that if you create your own FeatureSource that you ALWAYS override the GetFeatureInsideBoundingBox. This will ensure that nearly every other API will operate efficiently. Please see the specific API to determine what method it uses.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetAllFeatures(ReturningColumnsType)

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures in the FeatureSource.

public Collection<Feature> GetAllFeatures(ReturningColumnsType returningColumnNamesType)

Parameters

returningColumnNamesType ReturningColumnsType

        This parameter allows you to select the field names of the column data you wish
        to return with each Feature.

Returns

Collection<Feature>

        The return value is a collection of all of the InternalFeatures in the
        FeatureSource.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a FeatureSource which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass a null as the returningColumnNamesType, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

Remarks:

This method returns all of the InternalFeatures in the FeatureSource. It will return whatever is returned by the GetAllFeaturesCore method, along with any of the additions or subtractions made if you are in a transaction and that transaction is configured to be live.

The main purpose of this method is to be the anchor of all of our default virtual implementations within this class. We as the framework developers wanted to provide you the user with as much default virtual implementation as possible. To do this, we needed a way to get access to all of the features. For example, let's say we want to create a default implementation for finding all of the InternalFeatures in a bounding box. Because this is an abstract class, we do not know the specifics of the underlying data or how its spatial indexes work. What we do know is that if we get all of the records, then we can brute-force the answer. In this way, if you inherited from this class and only implemented this one method, we can provide default implementations for virtually every other API.

While this is nice for you the developer if you decide to create your own FeatureSource, it comes with a price: namely, it is very inefficient. In the example we just discussed (about finding all of the InternalFeatures in a bounding box), we would not want to look at every record to fulfil this method. Instead, we would want to override the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore and implement specific code that would be faster. For example, in Oracle Spatial there is a specific SQL statement to perform this operation very quickly. The same holds true with other specific FeatureSource examples.

Most default implementations in the FeatureSource call the GetFeaturesInsideBoundingBoxCore, which by default calls the GetAllFeaturesCore. It is our advice that if you create your own FeatureSource that you ALWAYS override the GetFeatureInsideBoundingBox. This will ensure that nearly every other API will operate efficiently. Please see the specific API to determine what method it uses.


As this is a concrete public method that wraps a Core method, we reserve the right to add events and other logic to pre- or post-process data returned by the Core version of the method. In this way, we leave our framework open on our end, but also allow you the developer to extend our logic to suit your needs. If you have questions about this, please contact our support team as we would be happy to work with you on extending our framework.

GetFirstFeaturesWellKnownType()

This method returns the well known type that represents the first feature from FeatureSource.

public WellKnownType GetFirstFeaturesWellKnownType()

Returns

WellKnownType
This method returns the well known type that represents the first feature from FeatureSource.

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a feature source which has not been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

Remarks:

The default implementation of GetCountCore uses the GetAllRFeaturesCore method to get WellKnownType of the first feature from all features. We strongly recommend that you provide your own implementation for this method that will be more efficient.

ExecuteNonQuery(String)

Executes a SQL statement against a connection object.

public int ExecuteNonQuery(string sqlStatement)

Parameters

sqlStatement String
The sqlStatement to be excuted.

Returns

Int32
The number of rows affected.

Remarks:

You can use ExecuteNonQuery to perform catalog operations (for example, querying the structure of a database or creating database objects such as tables), or to change the data in a database by executing UPDATE, INSERT, or DELETE statements. Although ExecuteNonQuery does not return any rows, any output parameters or return values mapped to parameters are populated with data. For UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE statements, the return value is the number of rows affected by the command.

ExecuteScalar(String)

Executes the query and returns the first column of the first row in the result set returned by the query. All other columns and rows are ignored.

public object ExecuteScalar(string sqlStatement)

Parameters

sqlStatement String
The SQL statement to be excuted.

Returns

Object
The first column of the first row in the result set.

Remarks:

Use the ExcuteScalar method to retrieve a single value from the database. This requires less code than use the ExcuteQuery method and then performing the operations necessary to generate the single value using the data.

ExecuteQuery(String)

Executes the query and returns the result returned by the query.

public DataTable ExecuteQuery(string sqlStatement)

Parameters

sqlStatement String
The SQL statement to be excuted.

Returns

DataTable
The result set in the format of dataTable.

Remarks:

Use the ExcuteScalar method to retrieve a single value from the database. This requires less code than use the ExcuteQuery method and then performing the operations necessary to generate the single value using the data.


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