Windows, Solaris, Linux
|IWorkspaceFactory||Provides access to members that create and open workspaces and supply workspace factory information.|
|IWorkspaceFactory2||Provides access to members that create and open workspaces and supply workspace factory information.|
A WorkspaceFactory is a dispenser of workspaces and allows a client to connect to a workspace specified by a set of connection properties. A workspace represents a database or a datasource that contains one or more datasets. Examples of datasets include tables, feature classes and relationship classes. A WorkspaceFactory is a cocreatable, singleton object. A WorkspaceFactory maintains a pool of currently connected, active workspaces that are being referenced by the application. Connection properties are specified using a PropertySet object and can be saved to a connection file. A WorkspaceFactory also supports methods that can be used to browse and manage file system workspaces, and methods to manage connection files for remote database workspaces.
WorkspaceFactory is the one and only instance of its class.