DataSet.WriteXmlSchema Method (TextWriter)

Writes the DataSet structure as an XML schema to a TextWriter object.

Namespace: System.Data
Assembly: System.Data (in

Public Sub WriteXmlSchema ( _
	writer As TextWriter _
Dim instance As DataSet
Dim writer As TextWriter

public void WriteXmlSchema (
	TextWriter writer
public function WriteXmlSchema (
	writer : TextWriter
Not applicable.



The TextWriter object with which to write.

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataSet to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions. To write a schema to an XML document, use the WriteXmlSchema method.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

Classes the derive from the System.IO.TextWriter class include the System.Web.HttpWriter, System.CodeDOM.Compiler.IndentedTextWriter, System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter, System.IO.StreamWriter, and System.IO.StringWriter.

The following example creates a System.Text.StringBuilder object to that is used to create a new System.IO.StringWriter. The StringWriter is passed to the WriteXmlSchema method, and the resulting string is printed to the console window.

Private Sub WriteSchemaWithStringWriter(thisDataSet As DataSet)
    ' Create a new StringBuilder object.
    Dim builder As New System.Text.StringBuilder()

    ' Create the StringWriter object with the StringBuilder object.
    Dim writer As New System.IO.StringWriter(builder)

    ' Write the schema into the StringWriter.

    ' Print the string to the console window.
End Sub

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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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