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NAME

       xsd - Mono's utility for generating schema or class files

SYNOPSIS

       xsd <schema.xsd> /classes [options]

       xsd <schema.xsd> /dataset [options]

       xsd <assembly>.dll|<assembly>.exe [options]

       xsd <instance.xml> [<instance.xml> ...] [options]

DESCRIPTION

       xsd  is a tool for intended to complement the XML serialization support of Mono. It can do
       the following tasks:

       Generate serializable classes
              From a given XML schema, generate a class that can be used to read  and  write  xml
              documents that conform that schema (/classes option).

       Generate typed datasets
              From  a  given  XML schema, generate a typed DataSet class that can be used to read
              and write xml documents that conform that schema (/dataset option).

       Generate XML schemas
              From a given assembly and an optional type name, generate an XML schema that can be
              used  to  validate the xml documents that can be obtained by serializing objects of
              that type. If no type is provided, xsd generates a schema  for  all  types  in  the
              assembly. When specifying the assembly name do not include the file extension (.dll
              or .exe). xsd will look for the assembly using the standard assembly loading rules.

       Infer XML schemas
              From a given set of XML documents, infer  the  XML  schema  that  can  be  used  to
              validate those documents.

OPTIONS

       The following options are available:

       /element:name /e:name
              Specifies  the name of the XML schema element for which a class or a dataset has to
              be generated.

       /namespace:name /n:name
              Specifies the namespace of the XML schema element for which a class  or  a  dataset
              has to be generated.

       /language:name /l:name
              Specifies  the  programming  language  to  use  for  the  generated  code. The only
              supported languages are CS (C#) and VB (Visual Basic.NET).

       /generator:type,assembly /g:type,assembly
              Indicates xsd.exe to use custom CodeDomProvider to generate  code.  The  type  name
              must  be  full name. Assembly name is a local file name that is going to be loaded.
              The specified Type must have the default constructor.

       /outputdir:path /o:path
              Specifies the directory where to generate the code or schemas.

       /type:name /t:name
              Specifies the full name of the type (including namespace) for which to generate the
              XML schema.

       /help /h
              Show usage help.

AUTHORS

       Lluis Sanchez Gual (lluis@ximian.com)
       Atsushi Enomoto (atsushi@ximian.com)

LICENSE

       xsd is released under the terms of the GNU GPL.

SEE ALSO

       disco(1), soapsuds(1), mono(1), mcs(1), wsdl(1)

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