DataSet.InferXmlSchema Method (String, String[])

Applies the XML schema from the specified file to the DataSet.

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

public void InferXmlSchema (
	string fileName,
	string[] nsArray
public void InferXmlSchema (
	String fileName, 
	String[] nsArray
public function InferXmlSchema (
	fileName : String, 
	nsArray : String[]
Not applicable.



The name of the file (including the path) from which to read the schema.


An array of namespace Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) strings to be excluded from schema inference.

Exception typeCondition


FileIOPermission is not set to Read.

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, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0