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.dbf file is a dBase database that stores feature attribute data. I do not see the way to solve it unless it has x, y coordinates stored in it. Then you can open Table via SDK and create notes from these coordinates. Hope it helps!
I appreciate the help. Yes, the table does contain x,y coordinates and I have experimented with creating notes. It does work, but I do have upwards of 900 points in the table, which means I would have upwards of 900 notes on my display. For organization and formatting purposes, it would be nice if I could put all of them into a shapefile, but I don't know if that is possible. I looked through the class diagrams and descriptions, but it seems that the feature layer class is read only, which means I cannot create a new layer with the table I have.
Again, I do appreciate your help
you can't put notes into shapefile with ArcGIS Explorer. What you can do is convert these 900 notes into Layer Package. You would need to do it manually: right click on the folder or notes, click Share... select Layer Package.
P.S.: forgot to mention this feature available in 1500 release only. Good luck!
Thanks for the reply. I believe I've figured out a solution. I found a Folder class which enables me to sort these records into different folders based upon certain attributes. It really helps to clean up the table of Contents, and means that I can easily delete or turn on/off these points. I'm doing this project for someone who doesn't have GIS experience, which is why I'm trying to make it as user friendly as possible.
Thank you for your input, I appreciate it
Any chance you would be able to share your code used to create notes from a dbf file? I am looking to do something similar with a SQL server connection. I would love to see how you are accomplishing this.