File Formats: ESRI Shape Format (SHP)

The ESRI Shape format is a vector format created by the Environmental System Research Institute. The SHP file can support point, multi-point, polygon, polyline and multi-patches. This file format has a much faster drawing speed and more editing capabilities than other data sources. It is supported by the ARC Explorer 2.0 and ARCView.

Wieth ESRI Shape format support, you can:

This file format contains three files:

Main file: *.shp

Index file: *.shx

DBase file: *.dbf

This file format is not supported in the Imaging Pro toolkits. Both read and write support are provided in the Document and Medical toolkits. Read and write support for this format is provided in the Document and Medical Imaging toolkits.

LEADTOOLS supports loading this format as a raster image, vector image, or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) document.

The default extension used by this format is: SHP.

This file format does not support layers, grouping objects or embedded raster objects.

File constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
Shp Yes Yes ESRI Shape (Environmental System Research Institute).

When SHP files are rasterized, they are 24 BPP.

The following table indicates which objects LEAD can load and which objects it can save:

Object: Load: Save:
PolyDraw Supported Not Supported
Polyline Supported Supported
Vertex Supported Not Supported

Required DLL: Leadtools.Vector.dll and Leadtools.Codecs.Shp.dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application .

Related Formats: CGM - Computer Graphics Metafile, CMX - Corel Presentation Exchange Format, DGN - Intergraph Format, DRW - Micrografx Designer DRaWing, DWF - DWF Format, DWG - DWG Format, DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, EMF - Windows Metafile Formats, GBR - Gerber Format, PCL - Printer Command Language Format, PCT - Macintosh Pict Format, PDF - Portable Document Format, PLT - PLT / HPGL Format, PS - PostScript Document Format, RTF - Rich Text Format, SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics Format, WPG - WordPerfect Vector Format, WMF - Windows Metafile Formats, WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile Format, E00 - ArcInfo Interchange File Format, MIF - MapInfo Interchange File Format.

Platforms: .NET 4, .NET Standard

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