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XsdDataContractExporter.Export Method (Type)

Transforms the specified .NET Framework type into an XML schema definition language (XSD) schema.

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

public void Export(
	Type type


Type: System.Type
The Type to transform into an XML schema.


The type argument is null.

Call the CanExport(IList<Type>) to determine whether the type can be exported. After calling the Export method, the schema can be retrieved through the Schemas property.

.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.