[mapguide-users] Get Provider Informations

Jackie Ng jumpinjackie at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 04:42:49 EST 2009

If you look at the xml content of the feature source (using
GetResourceContent() of MgResourceService), it will tell you the name of the

If you want more information about that provider:

The GetFeatureProviders() method of MgFeatureService will show the
parameters required to make a connection using that provider.

The GetCapabilities() method of MgFeatureService will show the capabilities
of that provider.

All these methods I have mentioned, return XML content in the form of
MgByteReader objects. Call ToString() to get the XML content from these

- Jackie

SandraH wrote:
> Hello,
> I've got a layer. The feature Source is Microsoft SQL Server. Is it
> possible to get the Provider Informations of the layer by using the API? 
> I want to have the Provider Name and the Database type.
> Thank you,
> Sandra

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