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XsdDataContractImporter.CanImport Method (XmlSchemaSet, XmlQualifiedName)

Gets a value that indicates whether the schemas contained in an XmlSchemaSet can be transformed into a CodeCompileUnit.

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

public bool CanImport(
	XmlSchemaSet schemas,
	XmlQualifiedName typeName


Type: System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaSet
A XmlSchemaSet that contains the schema representations.
Type: System.Xml.XmlQualifiedName
An IList of XmlQualifiedName that specifies the names of the schema types that need to be imported from the XmlSchemaSet.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the schemas can be transformed to data contract types; otherwise, false.


The schemas or typeName parameter is null.


A data contract involved in the import is invalid.

For more information about types that can be imported, see Types Supported by the Data Contract Serializer.

.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.