I am writing an addin, which needs to split a polyline into a number of segments taking the number of segments as an input from user. How can I accomplish this?


Use IGeometryBridge2.SplitAtDistances(). Also see the documentation on the equivalent IPolycurve2.SplitAtDistances() and the singular IPolycurve.SplitAtDistance() methods for more explanation.

The IGeometryBridge2 version must be used in .NET.

Edit: This code works for me:

private static IEnumerable<IPolyline> SplitPolylineIntoEqualSegments(IPolyline polyline, int numSegments)
    var geombridge = (IGeometryBridge2)new GeometryEnvironmentClass();
    var paths = (IGeometryCollection)polyline;
    for (int i = 0; i < paths.GeometryCount; i++)
        var path = (IPath)paths.get_Geometry(i);
        var distances = new double[Math.Max(1, numSegments - 1)];
        for (int j = 0; j < distances.Length; j++)
            distances[j] = (j + 1.0) / numSegments;
        var polyline2 = PathToPolyline(path);
        geombridge.SplitAtDistances((IPolycurve2)polyline2, ref distances, true, true);
        var splitpaths = (IGeometryCollection)polyline2;
        for (int k = 0; k < splitpaths.GeometryCount; k++)
            var splitpath = (IPath)splitpaths.get_Geometry(k);
            yield return PathToPolyline(splitpath);

private static IPolyline PathToPolyline(IPath path)
    var polyline = (IPolyline)new PolylineClass();
    var geomcoll = (IGeometryCollection)polyline;
    return polyline;
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  • :: Thanks.. for the Code... But I am getting an Enumeration of polylines from this, How can I convert this into a Feature layer containing all these Polylines Thanks in advance – Avinash Nirankari Feb 18 '13 at 6:44
  • @AvinashNirankari do you want to create a feature layer that will contain all these polylines? – Emi Feb 18 '13 at 7:07
  • @Emi :: Yes... Actually I want to use InterpolateShape tool on all of these so I need one layer containing all these polylines.... – Avinash Nirankari Feb 18 '13 at 9:39
  • Do you know LINQ? You can work with IEnumerable<T>'s in any way that you need. I purposely made the function generic so you (and other readers) could adapt it to your needs. – blah238 Feb 18 '13 at 9:59
  • So what is your problem now? creating a polyline fature layer? – Emi Feb 18 '13 at 13:02

This answer is not actually the answer of the actual question. It's the answer of your comment. Because of the code snippet, I wrote it as a answer:

void AddFeatures(List<IPolyline> polylines, IFeatureClass featureClass)
    if (featureClass == null)
    foreach (var polyline in polylines)
        IFeature feature = featureClass.CreateFeature();
        feature.Shape = polyline;

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  • :: The code you have given is not giving any errors but it is not giving the correct results.... It is adding the only the first segment not the whole line.... – Avinash Nirankari Feb 19 '13 at 12:56
  • Are you sure about all lines are polylines? because it works for me correctly – Emi Feb 19 '13 at 14:15
  • check these things at debug mode: 1. count of polylines > 1; 2. x,y value of the from point and to point of 1st polyline and other polylines are different. – Emi Feb 19 '13 at 14:23
  • :: Oh sorry..!! I was doing it the wrong way at first.... It worked... Thanks a Lot for your help..... – Avinash Nirankari Feb 20 '13 at 5:20

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