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RasterSource

Namespace: ThinkGeo.Core

The abstract class from which all raster sources inherit. Raster sources represent raster data that can be integrated into Map Suite.

public abstract class RasterSource

Inheritance ObjectRasterSource

Remarks:

None

Properties

ProjectionConverter

public ProjectionConverter ProjectionConverter { get; set; }

Property Value

ProjectionConverter

Projection

public Projection Projection { get; protected set; }

Property Value

Projection

Transparency

This property gets and sets the amount of transparency to apply to the image.

public float Transparency { get; set; }

Property Value

Single
This property gets the amount of transparency to apply to the image.

Remarks:

None

BlueTranslation

This property gets and sets the amount of blue to apply to the image.

public float BlueTranslation { get; set; }

Property Value

Single
This property gets the amount of blue to apply to the image.

Remarks:

None

RedTranslation

This property gets and sets the amount of red to apply to the image.

public float RedTranslation { get; set; }

Property Value

Single
This property gets the amount of red to apply to the image.

Remarks:

None

GreenTranslation

This property gets and sets the amount of green to apply to the image.

public float GreenTranslation { get; set; }

Property Value

Single
This property gets the amount of green to apply to the image.

Remarks:

None

IsNegative

This property gets and sets whether the image should be converted to negative (inverse colors).

public bool IsNegative { get; set; }

Property Value

Boolean
This property gets and sets whether the image should be converted to negative (inverse colors).

Remarks:

None

IsGrayscale

This property gets and sets if the image should be converted to grayscale.

public bool IsGrayscale { get; set; }

Property Value

Boolean

        This property gets and sets if the image should be converted to grayscale.

Remarks:

None

ScaleFactor

The scale factor when drawing the primitive image. For example I am looking for an image with 100100px, If the ScaleFactor is set to 2, it means the component will get the image with 200200px. We want to keep it as 1 (by default) for most cases.

public double ScaleFactor { get; set; }

Property Value

Double

IsOpen

This property returns true if the RasterSource is open and false if it is not.

public bool IsOpen { get; }

Property Value

Boolean

Remarks:

Various methods on the RasterSource require that it be in an open state. If one of those methods is called when the state is not open, the method will throw an exception. To enter the open state, you must call the RasterSource's Open method. The method will raise an exception if the current RasterSource is already open.

Methods

OnOpeningRasterSource(OpeningRasterSourceEventArgs)

This method allows you to raise the OpeningRasterSource event from a derived class.

protected void OnOpeningRasterSource(OpeningRasterSourceEventArgs e)

Parameters

e OpeningRasterSourceEventArgs

        This parameter is the event arguments that define the parameters passed to the
        recipient of the event.

Remarks:

You can call this method from a derived class to enable it to raise the OpeningRasterSource event. This may be useful if you plan to extend the RasterSource and you need access to the event.

Details on the event:

This event is called before the opening of the RasterSource. Technically, this event is called after the calling of the Open method on the RasterSource, but before the protected OpenCore method.

It is typical that the RasterSource may be opened and closed may times during the life cycle of your application. The type of control the MapEngine is embedded in will dictate how often this happens. For example, in the case of the Web Edition, each time a RasterSource is in the Ajax or Post Back part of the page cycle, it will close the RasterSource before returning back to the client. This is to conserve resources, as the web is a connection-less environment. In the case of the Desktop Edition, we can keep the RasterSource open, knowing that we can maintain a persistent connection.

OnChangedSourceStatus(ChangedSourceStatusEventArgs)

internal void OnChangedSourceStatus(ChangedSourceStatusEventArgs e)

Parameters

e ChangedSourceStatusEventArgs

OnOpenedRasterSource(OpenedRasterSourceEventArgs)

This method allows you to raise the OpenedRasterSource event from a derived class.

protected void OnOpenedRasterSource(OpenedRasterSourceEventArgs e)

Parameters

e OpenedRasterSourceEventArgs

        This parameter is the event arguments that define the parameters passed to the
        recipient of the event.

Remarks:

You can call this method from a derived class to enable it to raise the OpenedRasterSource event. This may be useful if you plan to extend the RasterSource and you need access to the event.

Details on the event:

This event is called after the opening of the RasterSource. Technically, this event is called after the calling of the Open method on the RasterSource and after the protected OpenCore method is called.

It is typical that the RasterSource may be opened and closed may times during the life cycle of your application. The type of control the MapEngine is embedded in will dictate how often this happens. For example, in the case of the Web Edition, each time a RasterSource is in the Ajax or Post Back part of the page cycle, it will close the RasterSource before returning back to the client. This is to conserve resources, as the web is a connection-less environment. In the case of the Desktop Edition, we can keep the RasterSource open, knowing that we can maintain a persistent connection.

OnClosingRasterSource(ClosingRasterSourceEventArgs)

This method allows you to raise the ClosingRasterSource event from a derived class.

protected void OnClosingRasterSource(ClosingRasterSourceEventArgs e)

Parameters

e ClosingRasterSourceEventArgs

        This parameter is the event arguments that define the parameters passed to the
        recipient of the event.

Remarks:

You can call this method from a derived class to enable it to raise the ClosingRasterSource event. This may be useful if you plan to extend the RasterSource and you need access to the event.

Details on the event:

This event is called before the closing of the RasterSource. Technically, this event is called after the calling of the Close method on the RasterSource, but before the protected CloseCore method.

It is typical that the RasterSource may be opened and closed may times during the life cycle of your application. The type of control the MapEngine is embedded in will dictate how often this happens. For example, in the case of the Web Edition, each time a RasterSource is in the Ajax or Post Back part of the page cycle, it will close the RasterSource before returning back to the client. This is to conserve resources, as the web is a connection-less environment. In the case of the Desktop Edition, we can keep the RasterSource open, knowing that we can maintain a persistent connection.

OnClosedRasterSource(ClosedRasterSourceEventArgs)

This method allows you to raise the ClosedRasterSource event from a derived class.

protected void OnClosedRasterSource(ClosedRasterSourceEventArgs e)

Parameters

e ClosedRasterSourceEventArgs

        This parameter is the event arguments that define the parameters passed to the
        recipient of the event.

Remarks:

You can call this method from a derived class to enable it to raise the ClosedRasterSource event. This may be useful if you plan to extend the RasterSource and you need access to the event.

Details on the event:

This event is called after the closing of the RasterSource. Technically, this event is called after the calling of the Close method on the RasterSource and after the protected CloseCore method.

It is typical that the RasterSource may be opened and closed may times during the life cycle of your application. The type of control the MapEngine is embedded in will dictate how often this happens. For example, in the case of the Web Edition, each time a RasterSource is in the Ajax or Post Back part of the page cycle, it will close the RasterSource before returning back to the client. This is to conserve resources, as the web is a connection-less environment. In the case of the Desktop Edition, we can keep the RasterSource open, knowing that we can maintain a persistent connection.

CloneDeep()

Create a copy of RasterSource using the deep clone process.

public RasterSource CloneDeep()

Returns

RasterSource
A cloned RasterSource.

Remarks:

The difference between deep clone and shallow clone is: when shallow cloned, only the object is copied, but the contained objects are not; while in deep clone it does copy the cloned object as well as all the objects within.

CloneDeepCore()

Create a copy of RasterSource using the deep clone process. The default implementation uses serialization.

protected RasterSource CloneDeepCore()

Returns

RasterSource
A cloned RasterSource.

Remarks:

The difference between deep clone and shallow clone is: when shallow cloned, only the object is copied, but the contained objects are not; while in deep clone it does copy the cloned object as well as all the objects within.

GetWorldFileText()

This method returns a string that represents the image's world file.

public string GetWorldFileText()

Returns

String
This method returns a string that represents the image's world file.

Exceptions

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

Remarks:

This method wraps the Core version of this method and returns a string that represents the image's world file. The world file is a file type that can accompany image files. It contains information about the image's position, resolution and other spatial-related items. It is common to have this kind of file associated with generic image types such as JPG, BMP, and normal TIFF because they do not have a mechanism to store this data internally. Modern GIS image types such as JPEG2000, ECW, and MrSid typically have this information stored internally. We provide this method in the event that you want to create your own world file from any image that either already has one or has its data stored internally.

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.

GenerateWorldFileText(RectangleShape, Int32, Int32)

This method returns a string that represents the image's world file based on the parameters passed in.

public static string GenerateWorldFileText(RectangleShape worldExtent, int imageWidth, int imageHeight)

Parameters

worldExtent RectangleShape
This parameter represents the worldExtent of the image in world coordinates.

imageWidth Int32
This parameter is the width of the image in screen coordinates.

imageHeight Int32
This parameter is the height of the image in screen coordinates.

Returns

String

        This method returns a string that represents the image's world file based on the
        parameters passed in.

Exceptions

ArgumentNullException
If you pass in a worldExtent that is Null, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

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

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a image width that is smaller than or equal to 0, we will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a image height that is smaller than or equal to 0, we will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

Remarks:

This method returns a string that represents the image's world file. The world file is a file type that can accompany image files. It contains information about the image's position, resolution and other spatial-related items. It is common to have this kind of file associated with generic image types such as JPG, BMP, and normal TIFF because they do not have a mechanism to store this data internally. Modern GIS image types such as JPEG2000, ECW, and MrSid typically have this information stored internally. We provide this method in the event that you want to create your own world file from any image that either already has one or has its data stored internally.

GetImageWidth()

This method returns the width of the image in screen coordinates.

public int GetImageWidth()

Returns

Int32
This method returns the width of the image in screen coordinates.

Exceptions

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

Remarks:

This method returns the width of the image in screen coordinates.

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.

GetImageWidthCore()

This method returns the width of the image in screen coordinates.

protected abstract int GetImageWidthCore()

Returns

Int32
This method returns the width of the image in screen coordinates.

Exceptions

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

Remarks:

This abstract method is called from the concrete method GetImageWidth. You need to override it if you inherit from the RasterSource to return the width of your image. It returns the width of the image in screen coordinates.

GetImageHeight()

This method returns the height of the image in screen coordinates.

public int GetImageHeight()

Returns

Int32
This method returns the height of the image in screen coordinates.

Exceptions

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

Remarks:

This method returns the height of the image in screen coordinates.

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.

GetImageHeightCore()

This method returns the height of the image in screen coordinates.

protected abstract int GetImageHeightCore()

Returns

Int32
This method returns the height of the image in screen coordinates.

Exceptions

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

Remarks:

This abstract method is called from the concrete method GetImageHeight. You need to override it if you inherit from the RasterSource to return the height of your image. It returns the height of the image in screen coordinates.

GetHorizontalResolution()

This method returns the horizontal resolution of the image.

public float GetHorizontalResolution()

Returns

Single
This method returns the horizontal resolution of the image.

Exceptions

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

Remarks:

This method returns the horizontal resolution of the image.

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.

GetVerticalResolution()

This method returns the vertical resolution of the image.

public float GetVerticalResolution()

Returns

Single
This method returns the vertical resolution of the image.

Exceptions

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

Remarks:

This method returns the vertical resolution of the image.

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.

GetBoundingBox()

This method returns the bounding box of the RasterSource.

public RectangleShape GetBoundingBox()

Returns

RectangleShape
This method returns the bounding box of the RasterSource.

Exceptions

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

Remarks:

This method returns the bounding box of the RasterSource.

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.

GetBoundingBoxCore()

This method returns the bounding box of the RasterSource.

protected abstract RectangleShape GetBoundingBoxCore()

Returns

RectangleShape
This method returns the bounding box of the RasterSource.

Exceptions

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

Remarks:

This method returns the bounding box of the RasterSource.

Open()

This method opens the RasterSource so that it is initialized and ready to use.

public void Open()

Remarks:

This method is the concrete wrapper for the abstract method OpenCore. The Open method plays an important role, as it is responsible for initializing the RasterSource. Most methods on the RasterSource will throw an exception if the state of the RasterSource is not opened. When the map draws each layer, it will open the RasterSource as one of its first steps; then, after it is finished drawing with that layer, it will close it. In this way, we are sure to release all resources used by the RasterSource.

When implementing the abstract method, consider opening files for file-based sources, connecting to databases in the database-based sources and so on. You will get a chance to close these in the Close method of the RasterSource.
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.

OpenCore()

This method opens the RasterSource so that it is initialized and ready to use.

protected abstract void OpenCore()

Exceptions

InvalidOperationException
In the event you attempt to call this method on a image source which has already been opened, it will throw an InvalidOperationException.

Remarks:

This protected virtual method is called from the concrete public method Open. The Open method plays an important role, as it is responsible for initializing the RasterSource. Most methods on the RasterSource will throw an exception if the state of the RasterSource is not opened. When the map draws each layer, it will open the RasterSource as one of its first steps; then, after it is finished drawing with that layer, it will close it. In this way, we are sure to release all resources used by the RasterSource.

When implementing this abstract method, consider opening files for file-based sources, connecting to databases in the database-based sources and so on. You will get a chance to close these in the Close method of the RasterSource.

Close()

This method closes the RasterSource and releases any resources it was using.

public void Close()

Remarks:

This method is the concrete wrapper for the abstract method CloseCore. The Close method plays an important role in the life cycle of the RasterSource. It may be called after drawing to release any memory and other resources that were allocated since the Open method was called.

If you override the Core version of this method, it is recommended that you take the following things into account: This method may be called multiple times, so we suggest you write the method so that that a call to a closed RasterSource is ignored and does not generate an error. We also suggest that in the Close you free all resources that have been opened. Remember that the object will not be destroyed, but will be re-opened possibly in the near future.


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.

CloseCore()

This method opens the RasterSource so that it is initialized and ready to use.

protected void CloseCore()

Remarks:

This protected virtual method is called from the concrete public method Close. The Close method plays an important role in the life cycle of the RasterSource. It may be called after drawing to release any memory and other resources that were allocated since the Open method was called.

If you override this method, it is recommended that you take the following things into account: This method may be called multiple times, so we suggest you write the method so that that a call to a closed RasterSource is ignored and does not generate an error. We also suggest that in the Close you free all resources that have been opened. Remember that the object will not be destroyed, but will be re-opened possibly in the near future.

GetImage(RectangleShape, Int32, Int32)

This method returns an image based on the worldExtent and image width and height.

public GeoImage GetImage(RectangleShape worldExtent, int canvasWidth, int canvasHeight)

Parameters

worldExtent RectangleShape
This parameter represents the worldExtent you want to draw.

canvasWidth Int32
This parameter represents the width of the image you want to draw.

canvasHeight Int32
This parameter represents the height of the image you want to draw.

Returns

GeoImage

        This method returns an image based on the worldExtent and image width and
        height.

Exceptions

ArgumentNullException
If you pass in a worldExtent that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

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

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a image width that is smaller than or equal to 0, we will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a image height that is smaller than or equal to 0, we will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

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

Remarks:

This method is responsible for returning the image based on the parameters passed in. As the core version of this method is abstract, you will need to override it when creating your own RasterSource.


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.

GetWrappingImageLeft(RectangleShape, Double, Double, RectangleShape)

internal GeoImage GetWrappingImageLeft(RectangleShape boundingBox, double screenWidth, double screenHeight, RectangleShape wrappingExtent)

Parameters

boundingBox RectangleShape

screenWidth Double

screenHeight Double

wrappingExtent RectangleShape

Returns

GeoImage

GetWrappingImageRight(RectangleShape, Double, Double, RectangleShape)

internal GeoImage GetWrappingImageRight(RectangleShape boundingBox, double screenWidth, double screenHeight, RectangleShape wrappingExtent)

Parameters

boundingBox RectangleShape

screenWidth Double

screenHeight Double

wrappingExtent RectangleShape

Returns

GeoImage

GetImageCore(RectangleShape, Int32, Int32)

This method returns an image based on the worldExtent and image width and height.

protected abstract GeoImage GetImageCore(RectangleShape worldExtent, int canvasWidth, int canvasHeight)

Parameters

worldExtent RectangleShape
This parameter represents the worldExtent you want to draw.

canvasWidth Int32
This parameter represents the width of the image you want to draw.

canvasHeight Int32
This parameter represents the height of the image you want to draw.

Returns

GeoImage

        This method returns an image based on the worldExtent and image width and
        height.

Exceptions

ArgumentNullException
If you pass in a worldExtent that is invalid, we will throw an ArgumentNullException.

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

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a image width that is smaller than or equal to 0, we will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException
If you pass in a image height that is smaller than or equal to 0, we will throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

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

Remarks:

This method is responsible for returning the image based on the parameters passed in. As the core version of this method is abstract, you will need to override it when creating our own RasterSource.

Events

OpeningRasterSource

This event is called before the opening of the RasterSource.

public event EventHandler<OpeningRasterSourceEventArgs> OpeningRasterSource;

Remarks:

This event is called before the opening of the RasterSource. Technically, this event is called after the calling of the Open method on the RasterSource, but before the protected OpenCore method.

It is typical that the RasterSource may be opened and closed may times during the life cycle of your application. The type of control the MapEngine is embedded in will dictate how often this happens. For example, in the case of the Web Edition, each time a RasterSource is in the Ajax or Post Back part of the page cycle, it will close the RasterSource before returning back to the client. This is to conserve resources, as the web is a connection-less environment. In the case of the Desktop Edition, we can keep the RasterSource open, knowing that we can maintain a persistent connection.

OpenedRasterSource

This event is called after the opening of the RasterSource.

public event EventHandler<OpenedRasterSourceEventArgs> OpenedRasterSource;

Remarks:

This event is called after the opening of the RasterSource. Technically, this event is called after the calling of the Open method on the RasterSource and after the protected OpenCore method is called.

It is typical that the RasterSource may be opened and closed may times during the life cycle of your application. The type of control the MapEngine is embedded in will dictate how often this happens. For example, in the case of the Web Edition, each time a RasterSource is in the Ajax or Post Back part of the page cycle, it will close the RasterSource before returning back to the client. This is to conserve resources, as the web is a connection-less environment. In the case of the Desktop Edition, we can keep the RasterSource open, knowing that we can maintain a persistent connection.

ClosingRasterSource

This event is called before the closing of the RasterSource.

public event EventHandler<ClosingRasterSourceEventArgs> ClosingRasterSource;

Remarks:

This event is called before the closing of the RasterSource. Technically, this event is called after the calling of the Close method on the RasterSource, but before the protected CloseCore method.

It is typical that the RasterSource may be opened and closed may times during the life cycle of your application. The type of control the MapEngine is embedded in will dictate how often this happens. For example, in the case of the Web Edition, each time a RasterSource is in the Ajax or Post Back part of the page cycle, it will close the RasterSource before returning back to the client. This is to conserve resources, as the web is a connection-less environment. In the case of the Desktop Edition, we can keep the RasterSource open, knowing that we can maintain a persistent connection.

ClosedRasterSource

This event is called after the closing of the RasterSource.

public event EventHandler<ClosedRasterSourceEventArgs> ClosedRasterSource;

Remarks:

This event is called after the closing of the RasterSource. Technically, this event is called after the calling of the Close method on the RasterSource and after the protected CloseCore method.

It is typical that the RasterSource may be opened and closed may times during the life cycle of your application. The type of control the MapEngine is embedded in will dictate how often this happens. For example, in the case of the Web Edition, each time a RasterSource is in the Ajax or Post Back part of the page cycle, it will close the RasterSource before returning back to the client. This is to conserve resources, as the web is a connection-less environment. In the case of the Desktop Edition, we can keep the RasterSource open, knowing that we can maintain a persistent connection.