The LEADTOOLS Vector Imaging Pro toolkit includes everything you need to create powerful 2-D and 3-D viewers, editors, and converters that support SHP along with other vector and raster image formats. This eliminates the need to install or license the original application that created the SHP-formatted vector objects, and allows you to include only the functionality for your specific needs.
Using Vector Imaging Pro, you can:
Load SHP files and enable clients to view them using zoom & pan functions.
Convert SHP files to DGN, RDL, DGN, DRW, DWF, DXF, EMF, WMF, PLT, Gerber, PCL, PCT, SVG, VWPG, CMX or DWG formats for use in CAD applications.
Load SHP files and add, edit, change, or delete individual objects, then re-save to any format (including SHP!).
Copy whole SHP files or indvidual SHP objects into Microsoft Quickdraw, Word Perfect, or Microsoft Office documents.
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.
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.
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|
|FILE_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:
Required DLL: LFSHP. 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, VEC - LEADTOOLS Vector Dump Format, VPG - WordPerfect Vector Format, WMF - Windows Metafile Formats, WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile Format, NAP - North American Presentation Layer Protocol Syntax (NAPLPS), MIF - MapInfo Interchange File Format, E00 - ArcInfo Interchange File Format