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ShapefileDataAdapter Class

Data adapter that provides data from a shapefile.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraMap

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraMap.v18.2.dll


public class ShapefileDataAdapter :
Public Class ShapefileDataAdapter
    Inherits FileDataAdapterBase
    Implements ISupportBoundingRectAdapter


Currently, the following shapefile element types are supported.

  • Point
  • PolyLine
  • Polygon
  • Multipoint
  • PointZ (the Z value is ignored)
  • PolylineZ (the Z value is ignored)
  • PolygonZ (the Z value is ignored)
  • MultipointZ (the Z value is ignored)
  • PointM (the M value is ignored)
  • PolylineM (the M value is ignored)
  • PolygonM (the M value is ignored)
  • MultipointM (the M value is ignored)

For more information about Shapefile element types, refer to the ERSI Shapefile Technical Description

For more information about this data adapter, refer to the Load Vector Data from a Shapefile topic.


To load shape data from a shapefile do the following.

    // Create data for the MapLayer.
    MapLayer.Data = CreateData();
private MapDataAdapterBase CreateData() {
    Uri baseUri = new Uri(System.Reflection.Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().Location);

    // Create an adapter to load data from shapefile.
    ShapefileDataAdapter adapter = new ShapefileDataAdapter() {
        FileUri = new Uri(baseUri, filename)

    return adapter;



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