XmlSchemaSet.Schemas Method ()


The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on docs.microsoft.com to see the new experience.

Returns a collection of all the XML Schema definition language (XSD) schemas in the XmlSchemaSet.

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

public ICollection Schemas()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.ICollection

An ICollection object containing all the schemas that have been added to the XmlSchemaSet. If no schemas have been added to the XmlSchemaSet, an empty ICollection object is returned.

This method returns schemas that were added indirectly to the XmlSchemaSet because they were imported.


The Schemas method is the equivalent of the GetEnumerator method of the obsolete XmlSchemaCollection.

The following example illustrates how to iterate over all the schemas in the XmlSchemaSet.

XmlSchemaSet schemaSet = new XmlSchemaSet();
schemaSet.Add("http://www.contoso.com/books", "http://www.contoso.com/books.xsd");

foreach (XmlSchema schema in schemaSet.Schemas())

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Return to top