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IArea.Centroid Property

The center of gravity (centroid).

[Visual Basic 6.0]
Property Centroid As IPoint
[Visual Basic .NET]
Public ReadOnly Property Centroid As IPoint
public IPoint Centroid {get;}
public IPoint getCentroid()
HRESULT get_Centroid(
  IPoint** Center


Center [out, retval]

  Center is a parameter of type IPoint

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


Returns the Centroid of the 2 (or 2.5) Dimensional figure.  The Centroid is the center of the weighted area.


The Centroid does not always occur inside the Area of the geometry.  The Centroid is not the same as the center of the geometry or the Envelope binding the geometry (but it may be if and only if that is also the center of the weighted area).


Centroid Example

See Also

IArea Interface | IArea.QueryCentroid Method | IArea.Centroid Property | IArea.LabelPoint Property | IArea.QueryLabelPoint Method


Area Example


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