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XsdDataContractImporter.CanImport Method (XmlSchemaSet, XmlSchemaElement)

Gets a value that indicates whether a specific schema element contained in an XmlSchemaSet can be imported.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)

public bool CanImport(
	XmlSchemaSet schemas,
	XmlSchemaElement element


Type: System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaSet

An XmlSchemaSet to import.

Type: System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaElement

A specific XmlSchemaElement to check in the set of schemas.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the element can be imported; otherwise, false.


The schemas or element parameter is null.


A data contract involved in the import is invalid.

This method checks the type and all schema types referenced from it.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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