XsdDataContractExporter.CanExport Method (Type)

Gets a value that indicates whether the specified common language runtime (CLR) type can be exported.

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

public bool CanExport(
	Type type


Type: System.Type

The Type to export.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the type can be exported; otherwise, false.

The following example calls the CanExport(Type) method before calling the Export(Type) method.

static void ExportXSD()
    XsdDataContractExporter exporter = new XsdDataContractExporter();
    if (exporter.CanExport(typeof(Employee)))
        Console.WriteLine("number of schemas: {0}", exporter.Schemas.Count);
        XmlSchemaSet mySchemas = exporter.Schemas;

        XmlQualifiedName XmlNameValue = exporter.GetRootElementName(typeof(Employee));
        string EmployeeNameSpace = XmlNameValue.Namespace;

        foreach (XmlSchema schema in mySchemas.Schemas(EmployeeNameSpace))

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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