A collection of information about supported raster formats.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux


Interfaces Description
IFormatData Provides access to members that provide access to information about specific raster formats.
IFormatList Provides access to members that contain information about all raster formats currently supported.
IFormatTest Provides access to members that provide information on the format of a raster .
IRasterFormatControl Provides access to members that control raster format support level.


The FormatList object contains information about all available raster formats. It can be used to access this information or to check if a particular file is a raster and determine its format.

This object will provide information about all native formats and any formats that have been added to ArcMap by external developers. Formats that have multiple possible file extensions may appear more than once in this list.

FormatList is the one and only instance of its class.

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