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XsdDataContractExporter.Export Method (Type)

Transforms the specified .NET Framework type into an XML schema definition language (XSD) schema.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)
public void Export(
	Type type


Type: System.Type

The Type to transform into an XML schema.


The type argument is null.

Call the CanExport to determine whether the type can be exported. After calling the Export method, the schema can be retrieved through the Schemas property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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.

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