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MetadataSet Class

Represents a serializable collection of service metadata in XML form.


Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Description
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public class MetadataSet : IXmlSerializable

The MetadataSet type exposes the following members.

Public methodMetadataSet()Initializes a new instance of the MetadataSet class.
Public methodMetadataSet(IEnumerable<MetadataSection>)Initializes a new instance of the MetadataSet class that contains the specified collection of MetadataSection objects.

Public propertyAttributesGets a collection of System.Xml.XmlAttribute objects that appear in the serialized form of the MetadataSet.
Public propertyMetadataSectionsGets a collection of MetadataSection objects that represents the metadata.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberReadFromReturns a MetadataSet from the specified XmlReader object.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodWriteToWrites the MetadataSet to XML using the specified XmlWriter.

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIXmlSerializable.GetSchemaImplements GetSchema method to provide serialization support.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIXmlSerializable.ReadXmlImplements the ReadXml method to support deserialization from XML.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIXmlSerializable.WriteXmlImplements the WriteXml method to support serialization to XML.

The MetadataSet class contains a collection of MetadataSection objects, each of which contains one dialect of metadata in XML form. Typically, the MetadataSet class is used to pass a group of XML metadata documents to and from MetadataExporter and MetadataImporter objects, such as WsdlImporter and WsdlExporter.

To create a MetadataSet from a IEnumerable<T> object of type MetadataSection, use the MetadataSet constructor. To obtain a IEnumerable<T> object of type MetadataSection, use the MetadataSections property.

In addition, you can use the ReadFrom method to load a MetadataSet from XML data and the WriteTo method to write the internal metadata to an XML format.

This type implements the structure defined in the WS-MetadataExchange specification.

.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.

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