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XmlSchemaExporter Class

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Populates XmlSchema objects with XML schema element declarations that are found in type mapping objects.

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

public class XmlSchemaExporter

The XmlSchemaExporter class provides a programmatic representation of an XML Schema Definition language (XSD) document. Instead of using XmlSchemaExporter directly, use the ServiceDescriptionReflector class or the XML Schema Definition Tool (Xsd.exe).

The ServiceDescriptionReflector class creates ServiceDescription objects from classes that are identified as Web services. It uses the XmlSchemaExporter class when a Web service class specifies:

  • Literal use, indicating that the contents of SOAP message parameters and return values (or request and response documents) are literally specified with XML schema definitions.

  • Non-SOAP implementations of Web services using the HTTP-GET and HTTP-POST operations.

Xsd.exe generates XML schema documents from one or more types in a run-time assembly file using the XmlSchemaExporter class and reflection.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0