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ImportOptions Class

Represents the options that can be set on an XsdDataContractImporter.

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

public class ImportOptions

The XsdDataContractImporter is used to generate code from XML schema using the .NET Framework CodeDOM. To generate an XML schema from an assembly, use the XsdDataContractExporter.

For more information about importing and exporting schemas, see Schema Import and Export and Importing Schema To Generate Classes.

The following example creates an instance of the ImportOptions class and sets the EnableDataBinding and GenerateInternal properties.

static CodeCompileUnit Import(XmlSchemaSet schemas)

    XsdDataContractImporter imp = new XsdDataContractImporter();

    // The EnableDataBinding option adds a RaisePropertyChanged method to 
    // the generated code. The GenerateInternal causes code access to be 
    // set to internal.
    ImportOptions iOptions = new ImportOptions();
    iOptions.EnableDataBinding = true;
    iOptions.GenerateInternal = true;
    imp.Options = iOptions;

    if (imp.CanImport(schemas))
        return imp.CodeCompileUnit;
        return null;


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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