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IXmlSerializable.GetSchema Method

This method is reserved and should not be used. When implementing the IXmlSerializable interface, you should return a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) (Nothing in Visual Basic) from this method, and instead, if specifying a custom schema is required, apply the XmlSchemaProviderAttribute to the class.

Namespace: System.Xml.Serialization
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

XmlSchema^ GetSchema ()
XmlSchema GetSchema ()
function GetSchema () : XmlSchema
Not applicable.

Return Value

An XmlSchema that describes the XML representation of the object that is produced by the WriteXml method and consumed by the ReadXml method.

When serializing or deserializing an object, the XmlSerializer class does not perform XML validation. For this reason, it is often safe to omit schema information by providing a trivial implementation of this method, for example by returning a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) (Nothing in Visual Basic).

If providing schema information is necessary, you should use the XmlSchemaProviderAttribute attribute. The GetSchema method should still return a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) (or Nothing).

Some .NET Framework types as well as legacy custom types implementing the IXmlSerializable interface may be using GetSchema instead of XmlSchemaProvider. In this case, the method returns an accurate XML schema that describes the XML representation of the object generated by the WriteXml method.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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