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StkAttitudeFileReadFrom Method (TextReader, StkAttitudeFileOptions)

Reads an STK attitude (.a) file from a TextReader. The TextReader can be a StreamReader for reading from a file, a StringReader for reading from a string, or any number of other types. See the Remarks section for more information.

Namespace:  AGI.Foundation.Stk
Assembly:  AGI.Foundation.Models (in AGI.Foundation.Models.dll) Version: 24.1.418.0 (24.1.418.0)
public static StkAttitudeFile ReadFrom(
	TextReader reader,
	StkAttitudeFileOptions readOptions


Type: System.IOTextReader
The reader from which to read the attitude.
Type: AGI.Foundation.StkStkAttitudeFileOptions
An object containing any additional instructions for the read process.

Return Value

Type: StkAttitudeFile
An StkAttitudeFile instance containing the read attitude file.
InvalidDataException Thrown when the STK attitude file is invalid or it contains unsupported properties or property values.
ArgumentNullException Thrown when reader is .

The STK attitude file format is a mix of well-defined, unambiguous properties, and fairly STK-specific properties that are difficult to interpret outside of the context of STK. For example, the "CoordinateAxes" property can specify any coordinate axes that is known to STK's Vector Geometry Tool in the current scenario. In the general case, it's impossible to determine from the attitude file itself, in the absence of an STK scenario, what that coordinate axes actually means. As a result, this method should be considered a "best effort" that works well in most common cases, but that may have problems with certain attitude files.

By default, when this method does not understand a property or property value read from the file, it will throw an InvalidDataException describing the problem. You can attempt to read files with unsupported properties or property values setting the IgnoreUnsupportedProperties and IgnorePropertiesWithUnsupportedValues properties of the StkAttitudeFileOptions passed to this method to . With these properties set, unsupported properties and property values will be added to the UnsupportedProperties and PropertiesWithUnsupportedValues dictionaries, respectively, and the reader can make no guarantees that its results will match STK.

Here are the known limitations, compared to STK, when reading an attitude file using this method:

  • Only the following properties are supported: BlockingFactor (ignored), InterpolationOrder, InterpolationMethod, NumberOfAttitudePoints, AttitudeDeviations (ignored), ScenarioEpoch, CentralBody, CoordinateAxesEpoch, CoordinateAxes, TimeFormat.
  • Only the following CentralBody values are supported: Earth, Sun, Moon.
  • When the CentralBody is Earth, only the following CoordinateAxes values are supported: ICRF, J2000, Inertial, Fixed, TrueOfDate, TrueOfEpoch, MeanOfDate, MeanOfEpoch, TEMEOfDate, TEMEOfEpoch.
  • When the CentralBody is Sun or Moon, only the following CoordinateAxes values are supported: Inertial, Fixed.
  • Only the following InterpolationMethod values are supported: Lagrange, Hermite.
  • Only the following TimeFormat value is supported: EpSec.
  • Only the following AttitudeDeviations value is supported: Rapid. In addition, this property will NOT automatically affect access computations as it will in STK.
  • Only the following attitude formats are supported: AttitudeTimeQuaternions, AttitudeTimeQuatScalarFirst, AttitudeTimeQuatAngVels.
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