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DataSet.SchemaSerializationMode Property

Gets or sets a SchemaSerializationMode for a DataSet.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public virtual SchemaSerializationMode SchemaSerializationMode { get; set; }

A DataSet serializes its schema and instance data by default in Web services and remoting scenarios. Setting the SchemaSerializationMode property of a typed DataSet to ExcludeSchema causes schema information to be excluded from the serialization payload.

ExcludeSchema is supported only for a typed DataSet. For an un-typed DataSet this property can only be set to IncludeSchema.

ExcludeSchema should only be used in cases where the schema information of the underlying typed DataTables, DataRelations and Constraints has not been modified. If modifications have occurred, complete schema information should be serialized with IncludeSchema.

ExcludeSchema is supported in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework or later.

When ExcludeSchema is set, only the top level runtime properties present on the DataSet are serialized. In addition, they are serialized only if they happen to be different from the default values. None of the Tables, Relations or Constraints are serialized. The serialized runtime properties include DataSetName, Namespace, Prefix, Locale, EnforceConstraints, and CaseSensitive. These properties are serialized to make sure that overall runtime data integrity is preserved.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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