Hyperlink in ShapFile?

Topics: Data Access
May 3, 2007 at 1:39 AM
I'm wondering whether we can create a hyperlink (or the like) in shapefile. For example, a hyperlink which attached to a polygon or a feature for getting more information.

Thanks.
May 4, 2007 at 1:10 AM
This would be pretty difficult since, as it stands, SharpMap renders to a bitmap. You'd have to create a custom control that puts the bitmap in the background and Link controls on top for each of the links you want.

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May 4, 2007 at 1:27 AM

agillesp wrote:
This would be pretty difficult since, as it stands, SharpMap renders to a bitmap. You'd have to create a custom control that puts the bitmap in the background and Link controls on top for each of the links you want.

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Abe Gillespie, abe@digital-pulp.com
Programmer for hire - GIS, Business Apps, Website Apps
http://code.google.com/p/ziggis/


sorry but it deosn't answer my question and sorry if i didn't make myself clear. Well, I wanted to know whether shapefile format has fields for storing description (plain text or html) like KML does or not. Thanks anyways :)
May 5, 2007 at 7:15 AM
Shapefiles uses standard DBF file format for storing attribute data, so yes you can store strings, integers, floats, doubles, dates etc in there.
May 6, 2007 at 9:51 AM
I am looking for hyperlinking point or polygon objects, once clicked a new window will pop up to display additional information, Is it possible in sharpmap
May 6, 2007 at 1:29 PM

Odegaard wrote:
Shapefiles uses standard DBF file format for storing attribute data, so yes you can store strings, integers, floats, doubles, dates etc in there.


Thanks Odegaard. That partly answers my question. My final goal would be the same as rajeevtopannavar mentioned and i want to this all in ArcGIS applications.