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XsdDataContractExporter.CanExport Method (Type)

Gets a value that indicates whether the specified common language runtime (CLR) type can be exported.

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

public bool CanExport(
	Type type


Type: System.Type
The Type to export.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the type can be exported; otherwise, false.

The following example calls the CanExport(Type) method before calling the Export(Type) method.

static void ExportXSD()
    XsdDataContractExporter exporter = new XsdDataContractExporter();
    if (exporter.CanExport(typeof(Employee)))
        Console.WriteLine("number of schemas: {0}", exporter.Schemas.Count);
        XmlSchemaSet mySchemas = exporter.Schemas;

        XmlQualifiedName XmlNameValue = exporter.GetRootElementName(typeof(Employee));
        string EmployeeNameSpace = XmlNameValue.Namespace;

        foreach (XmlSchema schema in mySchemas.Schemas(EmployeeNameSpace))

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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