ImportCollection Class
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ImportCollection Class

Provides a collection of instances of the Import class representing documents to be imported into the XML Web service. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Web.Services.Description
Assembly:  System.Web.Services (in System.Web.Services.dll)

public sealed class ImportCollection : ServiceDescriptionBaseCollection

The Import class corresponds to the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) <import> element that is enclosed by the root <definitions> element. For more information about WSDL, see the specification at

The following example demonstrates a typical use of the ImportCollection class.

using System;
using System.Web.Services.Description;
using System.Xml;

class ServiceDescription_ImportCollection
   public static void Main()
      ServiceDescription myServiceDescription = ServiceDescription.Read("StockQuoteService_cs.wsdl");
      Console.WriteLine(" ImportCollection Sample ");
      // Get Import Collection.
      ImportCollection myImportCollection = myServiceDescription.Imports;
      Console.WriteLine("Total Imports in the document = " + myServiceDescription.Imports.Count);
      // Print 'Import' properties to console. 
      for(int i =0; i < myImportCollection.Count; ++i)
         Console.WriteLine("\tImport Namespace :{0} Import Location :{1} "
      Import[] myImports = new Import[myServiceDescription.Imports.Count];
      // Copy 'ImportCollection' to an array.
      Console.WriteLine("Imports that are copied to Importarray ...");
      for(int i=0;i < myImports.Length; ++i)
         Console.WriteLine("\tImport Namespace :{0} Import Location :{1} "
      // Get Import by Index.
      Import myImport = myServiceDescription.Imports[myServiceDescription.Imports.Count-1];
      Console.WriteLine("Import by Index...");
      if (myImportCollection.Contains(myImport))
         Console.WriteLine("Import Namespace '"
                  + myImport.Namespace + "' is found in 'ImportCollection'.");
         Console.WriteLine("Index of '" + myImport.Namespace + "' in 'ImportCollection' = "
                                                   + myImportCollection.IndexOf(myImport));
         Console.WriteLine("Deleting Import from 'ImportCollection'...");
         if(myImportCollection.IndexOf(myImport) == -1)
            Console.WriteLine("Import is successfully removed from Import Collection.");
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Web.Services.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Web::Services::Description;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
   ServiceDescription * myServiceDescription = ServiceDescription::Read(S"StockQuoteService_cs.wsdl");
   Console::WriteLine(S" ImportCollection Sample ");
   // Get Import Collection.
   ImportCollection * myImportCollection = myServiceDescription->Imports;
   Console::WriteLine(S"Total Imports in the document = {0}", __box(myServiceDescription -> Imports->Count));
   // Print 'Import' properties to console.
   for (int i = 0; i < myImportCollection->Count; ++i)
      Console::WriteLine(S"\tImport Namespace : {0} Import Location : {1} "
      , myImportCollection->Item[i]->Namespace
      , myImportCollection->Item[i]->Location);
   Import* myImports[] = new Import*[myServiceDescription->Imports->Count];
   // Copy 'ImportCollection' to an array.
   myServiceDescription->Imports->CopyTo(myImports, 0);
   Console::WriteLine(S"Imports that are copied to Importarray ...");
   for (int i=0;i < myImports->Length; ++i)
      Console::WriteLine(S"\tImport Namespace : {0} Import Location : {1} ",
   // Get Import by Index.
   Import * myImport = myServiceDescription->Imports->Item[myServiceDescription->Imports->Count-1];
   Console::WriteLine(S"Import by Index...");
   if (myImportCollection->Contains(myImport))
      Console::WriteLine(S"Import Namespace ' {0} ' is found in 'ImportCollection'.", myImport -> Namespace);
      Console::WriteLine(S"Index of '{0}' in 'ImportCollection' = {1}", myImport -> Namespace, __box(myImportCollection->IndexOf(myImport)));
      Console::WriteLine(S"Deleting Import from 'ImportCollection'...");
      if (myImportCollection->IndexOf(myImport) == -1)
         Console::WriteLine(S"Import is successfully removed from Import Collection.");

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

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