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I am trying to develop arcgis 10.0 addin to update Z values of vertices of a selected line. Scenario: The tool scans all features in a given shape file and populates the list of features which has at least one vertex with a Z vlaue = 0. User then selects a feature from the list and clicks a button to update Z values to a given height - this last part does not work.

I have tried the following for updating Z values of a selected polyline feature with no luck:

    Dim pFeatureSelection As IFeatureSelection
            pFeatureSelection = pFLayer
            Dim pEnumID As IEnumIDs
            pEnumID = pFeatureSelection.SelectionSet.IDs
            Dim id As Long
            id = pEnumID.Next
            Dim pPointCollection As IPointCollection
            Dim pFeature As IFeature
            Do While Not id = -1
                pFeature = pFLayer.FeatureClass.GetFeature(id)
                pPointCollection = pFeature.Shape

                For lPnt = 0 To (pPointCollection.PointCount - 1)
                     SetZValueOnPoint(pPointCollection.Point(lPnt), Convert.ToDouble(txtZValue.Text))


                id = pEnumID.Next

Please your help in providing any hint or suggesting error in the code above is much appreciated!

many thanks meryloo

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Thanks to Jeff's help we have got the answer - please see the link below:




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If the desire is to make the polyline the same Z value all the way from start to finish then use IZ interface. This interface has a method SetConstantZ ( Double ZLevel ) which works for polygons and polylines that will set every vertex to the same Z value. This approach is much simpler than the GeometryCollection / PointCollection / IZaware approach which I have used previously to set individual Z values of points (i.e. all different).

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