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Is it possible to create a style file to complement a shapefile using ArcEngine?

I'm using C# VS2010 ArcEngine 10. Thanks.

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Do you mean a layer file (which stores the symbology, definition query, and other properties you would set in the layer properties panel in ArcMap)? – Regan Sarwas Dec 10 '10 at 15:50
@Regan Sarwas, No I mean a style file with a .style extension see this question for more context,… – patrick Dec 10 '10 at 16:21
you would be talking about an lyr file. A style file holds symbology. – Brad Nesom Dec 10 '10 at 21:03
brad is correct what you are looking for in the other post is a lyr file, see but george is correct in this post only *.serverstyle is used in AcgEngine so you need to convert a *.style file that you can create in ArcMap ta a *.serverstyle file. – MathiasWestin Dec 12 '10 at 8:09
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I guess that this is what you looking for:

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