Difference Between Graphic Layer and Feature Layer

Discussion created by pavsanto on Apr 4, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 8, 2013 by pavsanto

I am currently trying to provide a facility to draw lines, polygons, plot custom drawn symbols as PictureMarkerSymbols.. into a layer. Features like creation of new layer, adding geometries and symbols. saving the layer and setting active layer.. will need to be provieded.
Currently I have started my work plotting symbols on a graphic layer.. but I want to know if there are any disadvantages of using a Graphic Layer over FeatureLayer consisting of feature classes .. I would like to know the difference between Graphic Layer and a Feature Layer.
Is there any problem with saving geometries as graphic layers as .LYR files  ?? and re-using them later considering I dont have much information to store as part of tables.

Gracias/ Thanks in Advance