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coverting XML to a class

Posted by kevinup on November 20, 2007

I was working on writing some enhancements to my coverage.xml file that was generated from ncover (more on that on a future post). I wanted to avoid trying to use the .net XML classes like XmlDocument, mostly because the syntax is cumbersome . I’ve serialized and deserialized xml objects before, but I was thinking it would be awesome if I could generate a C# class just from my coverage.xml file.

I was trying to find out if someone had built something like that already. After looking around the web, and not finding anything promising, I finally I asked the .net oracle: James. Apparently what I needed was already in .net: xsd.exe. The syntax for what I needed to do was super easy:

This generated an coverage.xsd file:
xsd coverage.xml

And this generated my coverage class:
xsd coverage.xsd -c

 

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