DataTable.WriteXmlSchema DataTable.WriteXmlSchema DataTable.WriteXmlSchema DataTable.WriteXmlSchema Method

Definition

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema.

Overloads

WriteXmlSchema(Stream) WriteXmlSchema(Stream) WriteXmlSchema(Stream)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema to the specified stream.

WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema using the specified TextWriter.

WriteXmlSchema(String) WriteXmlSchema(String) WriteXmlSchema(String) WriteXmlSchema(String)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema to the specified file.

WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema using the specified XmlWriter.

WriteXmlSchema(Stream, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(Stream, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(Stream, Boolean)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema to the specified stream. To save the schema for the table and all its descendants, set the writeHierarchy parameter to true.

WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter, Boolean)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema using the specified TextWriter. To save the schema for the table and all its descendants, set the writeHierarchy parameter to true.

WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter, Boolean)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema using the specified XmlWriter. To save the schema for the table and all its descendants, set the writeHierarchy parameter to true.

WriteXmlSchema(String, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(String, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(String, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(String, Boolean)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema to the specified file. To save the schema for the table and all its descendants, set the writeHierarchy parameter to true.

Examples

The following console application creates two DataTable instances, adds each to a DataSet, creates a DataRelation relating the two tables, and then uses the WriteXmlSchema method to write the data contained within the parent table to a TextWriter. The example demonstrates the behavior when setting the writeHierarchy parameter to each of its values.

Note

This example shows how to use one of the overloaded versions of WriteXmlSchema For other examples that might be available, see the individual overload topics.

static void Main()
{
    DataSet ds = new DataSet();
    DataTable customerTable = GetCustomers();
    DataTable orderTable = GetOrders();

    ds.Tables.Add(customerTable);
    ds.Tables.Add(orderTable);
    ds.Relations.Add("CustomerOrder",
        new DataColumn[] { customerTable.Columns[0] },
        new DataColumn[] { orderTable.Columns[1] }, true);

    System.IO.StringWriter writer = new System.IO.StringWriter();
    customerTable.WriteXmlSchema(writer, false);
    PrintOutput(writer, "Customer table, without hierarchy");

    writer = new System.IO.StringWriter();
    customerTable.WriteXmlSchema(writer, true);
    PrintOutput(writer, "Customer table, with hierarchy");

    Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.");
    Console.ReadKey();
}

private static DataTable GetCustomers()
{
    // Create sample Customers table, in order
    // to demonstrate the behavior of the DataTableReader.
    DataTable table = new DataTable();

    // Create two columns, ID and Name.
    DataColumn idColumn = table.Columns.Add("ID", typeof(System.Int32));
    table.Columns.Add("Name", typeof(System.String));

    // Set the ID column as the primary key column.
    table.PrimaryKey = new DataColumn[] { idColumn };

    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 1, "Mary" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 2, "Andy" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 3, "Peter" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 4, "Russ" });
    table.AcceptChanges();
    return table;
}

private static DataTable GetOrders()
{
    // Create sample Customers table, in order
    // to demonstrate the behavior of the DataTableReader.
    DataTable table = new DataTable();

    // Create three columns; OrderID, CustomerID, and OrderDate.
    table.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("OrderID", typeof(System.Int32)));
    table.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CustomerID", typeof(System.Int32)));
    table.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("OrderDate", typeof(System.DateTime)));

    // Set the OrderID column as the primary key column.
    table.PrimaryKey = new DataColumn[] { table.Columns[0] };

    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 1, 1, "12/2/2003" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 2, 1, "1/3/2004" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 3, 2, "11/13/2004" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 4, 3, "5/16/2004" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 5, 3, "5/22/2004" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 6, 4, "6/15/2004" });
    table.AcceptChanges();
    return table;
}

private static void PrintOutput(System.IO.TextWriter writer, 
    string caption)
{
    Console.WriteLine("==============================");
    Console.WriteLine(caption);
    Console.WriteLine("==============================");
    Console.WriteLine(writer.ToString());
}
Sub Main()
  Dim ds As New DataSet
  Dim customerTable As DataTable = GetCustomers()
  Dim orderTable As DataTable = GetOrders()

  ds.Tables.Add(customerTable)
  ds.Tables.Add(orderTable)
  ds.Relations.Add("CustomerOrder", _
   New DataColumn() {customerTable.Columns(0)}, _
   New DataColumn() {orderTable.Columns(1)}, True)

  Dim writer As New System.IO.StringWriter
  customerTable.WriteXmlSchema(writer, False)
  PrintOutput(writer, "Customer table, without hierarchy")

  writer = New System.IO.StringWriter
  customerTable.WriteXmlSchema(writer, True)
  PrintOutput(writer, "Customer table, with hierarchy")

  Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.")
  Console.ReadKey()
End Sub

Private Function GetOrders() As DataTable
  ' Create sample Customers table, in order
  ' to demonstrate the behavior of the DataTableReader.
  Dim table As New DataTable

  ' Create three columns, OrderID, CustomerID, and OrderDate.
  table.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("OrderID", GetType(System.Int32)))
  table.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("CustomerID", GetType(System.Int32)))
  table.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("OrderDate", GetType(System.DateTime)))

  ' Set the OrderID column as the primary key column.
  table.PrimaryKey = New DataColumn() {table.Columns(0)}

  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {1, 1, #12/2/2003#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {2, 1, #1/3/2004#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {3, 2, #11/13/2004#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {4, 3, #5/16/2004#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {5, 3, #5/22/2004#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {6, 4, #6/15/2004#})
  table.AcceptChanges()
  Return table
End Function

Private Function GetCustomers() As DataTable
  ' Create sample Customers table, in order
  ' to demonstrate the behavior of the DataTableReader.
  Dim table As New DataTable

  ' Create two columns, ID and Name.
  Dim idColumn As DataColumn = table.Columns.Add("ID", GetType(System.Int32))
  table.Columns.Add("Name", GetType(System.String))

  ' Set the ID column as the primary key column.
  table.PrimaryKey = New DataColumn() {idColumn}

  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {1, "Mary"})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {2, "Andy"})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {3, "Peter"})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {4, "Russ"})
  table.AcceptChanges()
  Return table
End Function

Private Sub PrintOutput( _
   ByVal writer As System.IO.TextWriter, ByVal caption As String)

  Console.WriteLine("==============================")
  Console.WriteLine(caption)
  Console.WriteLine("==============================")
  Console.WriteLine(writer.ToString())
End Sub

The example displays the following output in the console window:

==============================  
Customer table, without hierarchy  
==============================  
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>  
<xs:schema id="NewDataSet" xmlns="" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"  
xmlns:msdata="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-msdata">  
  <xs:element name="NewDataSet" msdata:IsDataSet="true" msdata:MainDataTable="Ta  
ble1">  
    <xs:complexType>  
      <xs:choice minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">  
        <xs:element name="Table1">  
          <xs:complexType>  
            <xs:sequence>  
              <xs:element name="ID" type="xs:int" />  
              <xs:element name="Name" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />  
            </xs:sequence>  
          </xs:complexType>  
        </xs:element>  
      </xs:choice>  
    </xs:complexType>  
    <xs:unique name="Constraint1" msdata:PrimaryKey="true">  
      <xs:selector xpath=".//Table1" />  
      <xs:field xpath="ID" />  
    </xs:unique>  
  </xs:element>  
</xs:schema>  
==============================  
Customer table, with hierarchy  
==============================  
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>  
<xs:schema id="NewDataSet" xmlns="" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"  
xmlns:msdata="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-msdata">  
  <xs:element name="NewDataSet" msdata:IsDataSet="true" msdata:MainDataTable="Table1">  
    <xs:complexType>  
      <xs:choice minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">  
        <xs:element name="Table1">  
          <xs:complexType>  
            <xs:sequence>  
              <xs:element name="ID" type="xs:int" />  
              <xs:element name="Name" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />  
            </xs:sequence>  
          </xs:complexType>  
        </xs:element>  
        <xs:element name="Table2">  
          <xs:complexType>  
            <xs:sequence>  
              <xs:element name="OrderID" type="xs:int" />  
              <xs:element name="CustomerID" type="xs:int" minOccurs="0" />  
              <xs:element name="OrderDate" type="xs:dateTime" minOccurs="0" />  
            </xs:sequence>  
          </xs:complexType>  
        </xs:element>  
      </xs:choice>  
    </xs:complexType>  
    <xs:unique name="Constraint1" msdata:PrimaryKey="true">  
      <xs:selector xpath=".//Table1" />  
      <xs:field xpath="ID" />  
    </xs:unique>  
    <xs:unique name="Table2_Constraint1" msdata:ConstraintName="Constraint1" msdata:PrimaryKey="true">  
      <xs:selector xpath=".//Table2" />  
      <xs:field xpath="OrderID" />  
    </xs:unique>  
    <xs:keyref name="CustomerOrder" refer="Constraint1">  
      <xs:selector xpath=".//Table2" />  
      <xs:field xpath="CustomerID" />  
    </xs:keyref>  
  </xs:element>  
</xs:schema>  

Remarks

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataTable to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

WriteXmlSchema(Stream) WriteXmlSchema(Stream) WriteXmlSchema(Stream)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema to the specified stream.

public:
 void WriteXmlSchema(System::IO::Stream ^ stream);
public void WriteXmlSchema (System.IO.Stream stream);
member this.WriteXmlSchema : System.IO.Stream -> unit

Parameters

stream
Stream Stream Stream Stream

The stream to which the XML schema will be written.

Remarks

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataTable to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

See also

WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema using the specified TextWriter.

public:
 void WriteXmlSchema(System::IO::TextWriter ^ writer);
public void WriteXmlSchema (System.IO.TextWriter writer);
member this.WriteXmlSchema : System.IO.TextWriter -> unit
Public Sub WriteXmlSchema (writer As TextWriter)

Parameters

writer
TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter

The TextWriter with which to write.

Remarks

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataTable to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

See also

WriteXmlSchema(String) WriteXmlSchema(String) WriteXmlSchema(String) WriteXmlSchema(String)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema to the specified file.

public:
 void WriteXmlSchema(System::String ^ fileName);
public void WriteXmlSchema (string fileName);
member this.WriteXmlSchema : string -> unit
Public Sub WriteXmlSchema (fileName As String)

Parameters

fileName
String String String String

The name of the file to use.

Remarks

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataTable to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

See also

WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema using the specified XmlWriter.

public:
 void WriteXmlSchema(System::Xml::XmlWriter ^ writer);
public void WriteXmlSchema (System.Xml.XmlWriter writer);
member this.WriteXmlSchema : System.Xml.XmlWriter -> unit
Public Sub WriteXmlSchema (writer As XmlWriter)

Parameters

Remarks

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataTable to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

See also

WriteXmlSchema(Stream, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(Stream, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(Stream, Boolean)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema to the specified stream. To save the schema for the table and all its descendants, set the writeHierarchy parameter to true.

public:
 void WriteXmlSchema(System::IO::Stream ^ stream, bool writeHierarchy);
public void WriteXmlSchema (System.IO.Stream stream, bool writeHierarchy);
member this.WriteXmlSchema : System.IO.Stream * bool -> unit

Parameters

stream
Stream Stream Stream Stream

The stream to which the XML schema will be written.

writeHierarchy
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

If true, write the schema of the current table and all its descendants. If false (the default value), write the schema for the current table only.

Remarks

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataTable to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

Normally the WriteXmlSchema method writes the schema only for the current table. To write the schema for the current table and its entire descendant, related tables, call the method with the writeHierarchy parameter set to true.

See also

WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(TextWriter, Boolean)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema using the specified TextWriter. To save the schema for the table and all its descendants, set the writeHierarchy parameter to true.

public:
 void WriteXmlSchema(System::IO::TextWriter ^ writer, bool writeHierarchy);
public void WriteXmlSchema (System.IO.TextWriter writer, bool writeHierarchy);
member this.WriteXmlSchema : System.IO.TextWriter * bool -> unit
Public Sub WriteXmlSchema (writer As TextWriter, writeHierarchy As Boolean)

Parameters

writer
TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter TextWriter

The TextWriter with which to write.

writeHierarchy
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

If true, write the schema of the current table and all its descendants. If false (the default value), write the schema for the current table only.

Examples

The following console application creates two DataTable instances, adds each to a DataSet, creates a DataRelation relating the two tables, and then uses the WriteXmlSchema method to write the data contained within the parent table to a TextWriter. The example demonstrates the behavior when setting the writeHierarchy parameter to each of its values.

static void Main()
{
    DataSet ds = new DataSet();
    DataTable customerTable = GetCustomers();
    DataTable orderTable = GetOrders();

    ds.Tables.Add(customerTable);
    ds.Tables.Add(orderTable);
    ds.Relations.Add("CustomerOrder",
        new DataColumn[] { customerTable.Columns[0] },
        new DataColumn[] { orderTable.Columns[1] }, true);

    System.IO.StringWriter writer = new System.IO.StringWriter();
    customerTable.WriteXmlSchema(writer, false);
    PrintOutput(writer, "Customer table, without hierarchy");

    writer = new System.IO.StringWriter();
    customerTable.WriteXmlSchema(writer, true);
    PrintOutput(writer, "Customer table, with hierarchy");

    Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.");
    Console.ReadKey();
}

private static DataTable GetCustomers()
{
    // Create sample Customers table, in order
    // to demonstrate the behavior of the DataTableReader.
    DataTable table = new DataTable();

    // Create two columns, ID and Name.
    DataColumn idColumn = table.Columns.Add("ID", typeof(System.Int32));
    table.Columns.Add("Name", typeof(System.String));

    // Set the ID column as the primary key column.
    table.PrimaryKey = new DataColumn[] { idColumn };

    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 1, "Mary" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 2, "Andy" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 3, "Peter" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 4, "Russ" });
    table.AcceptChanges();
    return table;
}

private static DataTable GetOrders()
{
    // Create sample Customers table, in order
    // to demonstrate the behavior of the DataTableReader.
    DataTable table = new DataTable();

    // Create three columns; OrderID, CustomerID, and OrderDate.
    table.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("OrderID", typeof(System.Int32)));
    table.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CustomerID", typeof(System.Int32)));
    table.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("OrderDate", typeof(System.DateTime)));

    // Set the OrderID column as the primary key column.
    table.PrimaryKey = new DataColumn[] { table.Columns[0] };

    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 1, 1, "12/2/2003" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 2, 1, "1/3/2004" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 3, 2, "11/13/2004" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 4, 3, "5/16/2004" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 5, 3, "5/22/2004" });
    table.Rows.Add(new object[] { 6, 4, "6/15/2004" });
    table.AcceptChanges();
    return table;
}

private static void PrintOutput(System.IO.TextWriter writer, string caption)
{
    Console.WriteLine("==============================");
    Console.WriteLine(caption);
    Console.WriteLine("==============================");
    Console.WriteLine(writer.ToString());
}
Sub Main()
  Dim ds As New DataSet
  Dim customerTable As DataTable = GetCustomers()
  Dim orderTable As DataTable = GetOrders()

  ds.Tables.Add(customerTable)
  ds.Tables.Add(orderTable)
  ds.Relations.Add("CustomerOrder", _
   New DataColumn() {customerTable.Columns(0)}, _
   New DataColumn() {orderTable.Columns(1)}, True)

  Dim writer As New System.IO.StringWriter
  customerTable.WriteXmlSchema(writer, False)
  PrintOutput(writer, "Customer table, without hierarchy")

  writer = New System.IO.StringWriter
  customerTable.WriteXmlSchema(writer, True)
  PrintOutput(writer, "Customer table, with hierarchy")

  Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.")
  Console.ReadKey()
End Sub

Private Function GetOrders() As DataTable
  ' Create sample Customers table, in order
  ' to demonstrate the behavior of the DataTableReader.
  Dim table As New DataTable

  ' Create three columns, OrderID, CustomerID, and OrderDate.
  table.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("OrderID", GetType(System.Int32)))
  table.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("CustomerID", GetType(System.Int32)))
  table.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("OrderDate", GetType(System.DateTime)))

  ' Set the OrderID column as the primary key column.
  table.PrimaryKey = New DataColumn() {table.Columns(0)}

  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {1, 1, #12/2/2003#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {2, 1, #1/3/2004#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {3, 2, #11/13/2004#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {4, 3, #5/16/2004#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {5, 3, #5/22/2004#})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {6, 4, #6/15/2004#})
  table.AcceptChanges()
  Return table
End Function

Private Function GetCustomers() As DataTable
  ' Create sample Customers table, in order
  ' to demonstrate the behavior of the DataTableReader.
  Dim table As New DataTable

  ' Create two columns, ID and Name.
  Dim idColumn As DataColumn = table.Columns.Add("ID", _
      GetType(System.Int32))
  table.Columns.Add("Name", GetType(System.String))

  ' Set the ID column as the primary key column.
  table.PrimaryKey = New DataColumn() {idColumn}

  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {1, "Mary"})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {2, "Andy"})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {3, "Peter"})
  table.Rows.Add(New Object() {4, "Russ"})
  table.AcceptChanges()
  Return table
End Function

Private Sub PrintOutput( _
   ByVal writer As System.IO.TextWriter, ByVal caption As String)

  Console.WriteLine("==============================")
  Console.WriteLine(caption)
  Console.WriteLine("==============================")
  Console.WriteLine(writer.ToString())
End Sub

The example displays the following output in the console window:

==============================  
Customer table, without hierarchy  
==============================  
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>  
<xs:schema id="NewDataSet" xmlns="" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"  
xmlns:msdata="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-msdata">  
  <xs:element name="NewDataSet" msdata:IsDataSet="true" msdata:MainDataTable="Ta  
ble1">  
    <xs:complexType>  
      <xs:choice minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">  
        <xs:element name="Table1">  
          <xs:complexType>  
            <xs:sequence>  
              <xs:element name="ID" type="xs:int" />  
              <xs:element name="Name" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />  
            </xs:sequence>  
          </xs:complexType>  
        </xs:element>  
      </xs:choice>  
    </xs:complexType>  
    <xs:unique name="Constraint1" msdata:PrimaryKey="true">  
      <xs:selector xpath=".//Table1" />  
      <xs:field xpath="ID" />  
    </xs:unique>  
  </xs:element>  
</xs:schema>  
==============================  
Customer table, with hierarchy  
==============================  
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>  
<xs:schema id="NewDataSet" xmlns="" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"  
xmlns:msdata="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-msdata">  
  <xs:element name="NewDataSet" msdata:IsDataSet="true" msdata:MainDataTable="Table1">  
    <xs:complexType>  
      <xs:choice minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">  
        <xs:element name="Table1">  
          <xs:complexType>  
            <xs:sequence>  
              <xs:element name="ID" type="xs:int" />  
              <xs:element name="Name" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />  
            </xs:sequence>  
          </xs:complexType>  
        </xs:element>  
        <xs:element name="Table2">  
          <xs:complexType>  
            <xs:sequence>  
              <xs:element name="OrderID" type="xs:int" />  
              <xs:element name="CustomerID" type="xs:int" minOccurs="0" />  
              <xs:element name="OrderDate" type="xs:dateTime" minOccurs="0" />  
            </xs:sequence>  
          </xs:complexType>  
        </xs:element>  
      </xs:choice>  
    </xs:complexType>  
    <xs:unique name="Constraint1" msdata:PrimaryKey="true">  
      <xs:selector xpath=".//Table1" />  
      <xs:field xpath="ID" />  
    </xs:unique>  
    <xs:unique name="Table2_Constraint1" msdata:ConstraintName="Constraint1" msdata:PrimaryKey="true">  
      <xs:selector xpath=".//Table2" />  
      <xs:field xpath="OrderID" />  
    </xs:unique>  
    <xs:keyref name="CustomerOrder" refer="Constraint1">  
      <xs:selector xpath=".//Table2" />  
      <xs:field xpath="CustomerID" />  
    </xs:keyref>  
  </xs:element>  
</xs:schema>  

Remarks

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataTable to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

Normally the WriteXmlSchema method writes the schema only for the current table. To write the schema for the current table and its entire descendant, related tables, call the method with the writeHierarchy parameter set to true.

See also

WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter, Boolean)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema using the specified XmlWriter. To save the schema for the table and all its descendants, set the writeHierarchy parameter to true.

public:
 void WriteXmlSchema(System::Xml::XmlWriter ^ writer, bool writeHierarchy);
public void WriteXmlSchema (System.Xml.XmlWriter writer, bool writeHierarchy);
member this.WriteXmlSchema : System.Xml.XmlWriter * bool -> unit
Public Sub WriteXmlSchema (writer As XmlWriter, writeHierarchy As Boolean)

Parameters

writer
XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter XmlWriter

The XmlWriter used to write the document.

writeHierarchy
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

If true, write the schema of the current table and all its descendants. If false (the default value), write the schema for the current table only.

Remarks

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataTable to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

Normally the WriteXmlSchema method writes the schema only for the current table. To write the schema for the current table and its entire descendant, related tables, call the method with the writeHierarchy parameter set to true.

See also

WriteXmlSchema(String, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(String, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(String, Boolean) WriteXmlSchema(String, Boolean)

Writes the current data structure of the DataTable as an XML schema to the specified file. To save the schema for the table and all its descendants, set the writeHierarchy parameter to true.

public:
 void WriteXmlSchema(System::String ^ fileName, bool writeHierarchy);
public void WriteXmlSchema (string fileName, bool writeHierarchy);
member this.WriteXmlSchema : string * bool -> unit
Public Sub WriteXmlSchema (fileName As String, writeHierarchy As Boolean)

Parameters

fileName
String String String String

The name of the file to use.

writeHierarchy
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

If true, write the schema of the current table and all its descendants. If false (the default value), write the schema for the current table only.

Remarks

Use the WriteXmlSchema method to write the schema for a DataTable to an XML document. The schema includes table, relation, and constraint definitions.

The XML schema is written using the XSD standard.

To write the data to an XML document, use the WriteXml method.

Normally the WriteXmlSchema method writes the schema only for the current table. To write the schema for the current table and its entire descendant, related tables, call the method with the writeHierarchy parameter set to true.

See also

Applies to