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MetaData Class

Provides methods that allow you to work with XML schema.

System.Object
  System.Runtime.Remoting.MetadataServices.MetaData

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Remoting.MetadataServices
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Remoting (in System.Runtime.Remoting.dll)
public class MetaData

The MetaData type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodMetaDataCreates an instance of MetaData.
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  NameDescription
Public methodStatic memberConvertCodeSourceFileToAssemblyFileCompiles a specified code source file into a runtime assembly file.
Public methodStatic memberConvertCodeSourceStreamToAssemblyFileCompiles specified code source streams into a run-time assembly file.
Public methodStatic memberConvertSchemaStreamToCodeSourceStream(Boolean, String, Stream, ArrayList)Converts the specified schema definition into C# proxy source code.
Public methodStatic memberConvertSchemaStreamToCodeSourceStream(Boolean, String, Stream, ArrayList, String)Converts the specified schema definition into C# proxy source code for a remote object that is located at the specified URL.
Public methodStatic memberConvertSchemaStreamToCodeSourceStream(Boolean, String, Stream, ArrayList, String, String)Converts the specified schema definition into C# proxy source code for a remote object that is located at the specified URL and in the provided class namespace.
Public methodStatic memberConvertTypesToSchemaToFile(ServiceType[], SdlType, String)Converts the specified service types to XML schema, and writes it to a file that is specified by name.
Public methodStatic memberConvertTypesToSchemaToFile(Type[], SdlType, String)Converts the specified object types to XML schema, and writes it to a file that is specified by name.
Public methodStatic memberConvertTypesToSchemaToStream(ServiceType[], SdlType, Stream)Converts the specified service types to XML schema, and writes it to a specified stream.
Public methodStatic memberConvertTypesToSchemaToStream(Type[], SdlType, Stream)Converts the specified object types to XML schema, and writes it to a specified stream.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberRetrieveSchemaFromUrlToFileDownloads the XML schema from a URL, and writes it to the specified file.
Public methodStatic memberRetrieveSchemaFromUrlToStreamDownloads the XML schema from a URL, and writes it to the specified stream.
Public methodStatic memberSaveStreamToFileSaves the input stream to a file with the specified name.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The MetaData class provides methods that allow you to generate Web Services Description Language (WSDL) from type information, convert an XML Schema into a code stream, and compile the code stream into an assembly. This functionality is also present in the [<topic://cpgrfsoapsudsutilitysoapsudsexe>].

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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