While saving shapefile after opened it may occur exception

Apr 20, 2012 at 8:21 AM
Edited Apr 20, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Hi all

I encounter the exception of point array must contain 0 or >1 elements serval times which happen in the LineString class constructor public LineString(IList<Coordinate> points) : base(DefaultFactory);

I add a layer to the map with shapefilename by the method map.addlayer(filename),then I will save the shapefile which featuretype is line, so I check if the features count is 0 like this

 if (featureSet.Features.Count != 0)
                    featureSet.IndexMode = false;                    

the exception occur here if (featureSet.Features.Count != 0).

Also I open the file dspx then click a button to do like below

foreach (IMapLayer layer in map1.Layers)
                testfs = layer.DataSet as FeatureSet;
                if (testfs==null)
                if (testfs.Features.Count != 0)
                    testfs.IndexMode = false;
                    testfs.IndexMode = false;
the exception occurs too.
well I don't know why this is happen,so anyone can tell me or give me some tips is very appreciated!

Besides,I want to know how to save a shapefile and whether while saving the file relates with featureset.indexmode or not, when and where I should use featureset.indexmode and featurelayer.editmode!

Apr 20, 2012 at 5:32 PM
Edited Apr 20, 2012 at 5:33 PM

By definition a LineString has at least two points (or zero points). You can see Create an Extension to Analyze Vector and Raster Data for a related example.


Does this help?

Apr 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Hi mudnug,

I can't see anything, this link I click shows nothing, I don't know why!

Apr 23, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Hi mudnug,

Today I open the link and see the code for creating a line feature, I find that creating a line feature code is similar to mine , my code for creating the line feature is List<Coordinate> newList= new List<Coordinate>(){ },the newList contains a few coordinates, LineString lineGeometry = new LineString(newList), ifeature line=featureset.addfeature(lineGeometry),then set the attribute for the line feature;

the code from the link is Creating an line ifeature  doesn't contains any coordinates, then add coordinates from mouse clicking,

I think there is nothing different from my code to the code , so is there anything more helpful?

Apr 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

I'm not able to reproduce this issue, yet. You say the exception occurs in the LineString constructor. Can you send the whole stack trace at that point?

Apr 24, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Hi mudnug,

here is the constructor

        /// <summary>
        /// Creates a new LineString using the default factory
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="points">
        /// The points of the linestring, or <c>null</c>
        /// to create the empty point. Consecutive points may not be equal.
        /// </param>
        public LineString(IList<Coordinate> points)
            : base(DefaultFactory)
            if (points == null)
                points = new Coordinate[] { };
            if (points.Count == 1)
                throw new ArgumentException("point array must contain 0 or >1 elements");
            _points = points;

and the exception stack

未处理 System.ArgumentException
  Message=point array must contain 0 or >1 elements
       在 DotSpatial.Topology.LineString..ctor(IList`1 points)
       在 DotSpatial.Data.FeatureSet.GetLine(Int32 index)
       在 DotSpatial.Data.LineShapefile.GetFeature(Int32 index)
       在 DotSpatial.Data.FeatureSet.FeaturesFromVertices()
       在 DotSpatial.Data.FeatureSet.get_Features()
       在 SunWin.RIVSCS.ELECTRONICMAP.MAPMAKE.FormCallMethod.SaveProjectSHP(Object mapobject) 位置 G:\MapDotSpatial\SunWin.Map\SunWin.RIVSCS.ELECTRONICMAP.MAPMAKE\SunWin.RIVSCS.ELECTRONICMAP.MAPMAKE\FormCallMethod.cs:行号 116
       在 SunWin.RIVSCS.ELECTRONICMAP.MAPMAKE.FormCallMethod.SaveProjectManageList(String file, AppManager appManager, Map map) 位置 G:\MapDotSpatial\SunWin.Map\SunWin.RIVSCS.ELECTRONICMAP.MAPMAKE\SunWin.RIVSCS.ELECTRONICMAP.MAPMAKE\FormCallMethod.cs:行号 1785
       在 WindowsFormsApplication1.MainForm.saveproject() 位置 G:\MapDotSpatial\SunWin.Map\SunWin.RIVSCS.ELECTRONICMAP.MAPMAKE\WindowsFormsApplication1\MainForm.cs:行号 509
       在 WindowsFormsApplication1.MainForm.ImportLayerCAD_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 位置 G:\MapDotSpatial\SunWin.Map\SunWin.RIVSCS.ELECTRONICMAP.MAPMAKE\WindowsFormsApplication1\MainForm.cs:行号 3365
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.DebuggableCallback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessageW(MSG& msg)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.Application.ComponentManager.System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IMsoComponentManager.FPushMessageLoop(IntPtr dwComponentID, Int32 reason, Int32 pvLoopData)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoopInner(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoop(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
       在 System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(Form mainForm)
       在 WindowsFormsApplication1.Program.Main() 位置 G:\MapDotSpatial\SunWin.Map\SunWin.RIVSCS.ELECTRONICMAP.MAPMAKE\WindowsFormsApplication1\Program.cs:行号 18
       在 System.AppDomain._nExecuteAssembly(RuntimeAssembly assembly, String[] args)
       在 System.AppDomain.ExecuteAssembly(String assemblyFile, Evidence assemblySecurity, String[] args)
       在 Microsoft.VisualStudio.HostingProcess.HostProc.RunUsersAssembly()
       在 System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(Object state)
       在 System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean ignoreSyncCtx)
       在 System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
       在 System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart()


Apr 25, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I can't tell how your stack trace and your previous post match, but it looks like the shapes that are being processed have only one vertex (point). Should

FeatureType == FeatureType.Point

instead of FeatureType.Line?


I think the key to your issue is looking at the code in GetLine(int)

            ShapeRange shape = ShapeIndices[index];
            List<IBasicLineString> lines = new List<IBasicLineString>();
            foreach (PartRange part in shape.Parts)
                int i = part.StartIndex;
                List<Coordinate> coords = new List<Coordinate>();
                foreach (Vertex d in part)


You can see that it is finding only one Vertex in each part and this causes the issue.


Jul 23, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Edited Jul 23, 2013 at 10:21 PM
i have this same error when using the dotspatial tutorial of digitizing points lines and polygons..... it happends now and then, so not always

it seems it doenst always registrate every click...... esp most of the time it draws a line when the 3rd click is made so the second is not registrated somehow