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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(IListType) to determine whether the type can be exported. After calling the Export method, the schema can be retrieved through the Schemas property.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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