The Layer Description coclass contains settings of a layer in a map.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux


Interfaces Description
ILayerDescription Provides access to the available properties of a layer description object.
IMapTableDescription Provides access to the available properties of a table description object.
IMapTableTimeDescription Provides access to time properties of a LayerDescription.
IPersist (esriSystem)
IPersistStream (esriSystem)
IXMLSerialize (esriSystem) Provides access to members that XML serialize and deserialize an object to/from XML.


A MapServer service can have an associated tiled map cache. This cache is a collection of pre-rendered map tiles used that are used for the display of the map service. If a layer belongs to a cache all changes made to LayerDescription for this layer will be ignored.

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