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XmlSchemaExporter Class

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Populates XmlSchema objects with XML schema element declarations that are found in type mapping objects.


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

public class XmlSchemaExporter

The XmlSchemaExporter type exposes the following members.

Public methodXmlSchemaExporterInitializes a new instance of the XmlSchemaExporter class.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodExportAnyType(String)Exports an <any> element to the XmlSchema object that is identified by the specified namespace.
Public methodExportAnyType(XmlMembersMapping)Adds an element declaration for an object or type to a SOAP message or to an XmlSchema object.
Public methodExportMembersMapping(XmlMembersMapping)Adds an element declaration to the applicable XmlSchema for each of the element parts of a literal SOAP message definition.
Public methodExportMembersMapping(XmlMembersMapping, Boolean)Adds an element declaration to the applicable XmlSchema for each of the element parts of a literal SOAP message definition, and specifies whether enclosing elements are included.
Public methodExportTypeMapping(XmlMembersMapping)Adds an element declaration to the applicable XmlSchema object for a single element part of a literal SOAP message definition.
Public methodExportTypeMapping(XmlTypeMapping)Adds an element declaration for a .NET Framework type to the applicable XmlSchema 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 methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The XmlSchemaExporter class provides a programmatic representation of an XML Schema Definition language (XSD) document. Instead of using XmlSchemaExporter directly, use the ServiceDescriptionReflector class or the XML Schema Definition Tool (Xsd.exe).

The ServiceDescriptionReflector class creates ServiceDescription objects from classes that are identified as Web services. It uses the XmlSchemaExporter class when a Web service class specifies:

  • Literal use, indicating that the contents of SOAP message parameters and return values (or request and response documents) are literally specified with XML schema definitions.

  • Non-SOAP implementations of Web services using the HTTP-GET and HTTP-POST operations.

Xsd.exe generates XML schema documents from one or more types in a run-time assembly file using the XmlSchemaExporter class and reflection.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.