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Generate XSD for a XML file

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Original Link: http://www.gibmonks.com/c_sharp/csharpckbk2-CHP-15-SECT-13.html

[sourceode language=”csharp”]
public static void GenerateSchemaForDirectory(string dir)
// Make sure the directory exists.
if (Directory.Exists(dir))
// Get the files in the directory.
string[] files = Directory.GetFiles(dir, “*.xml”);
foreach (string file in files)
// Set up a reader for the file.
using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(file))
XmlSchemaSet schemaSet = new XmlSchemaSet();
XmlSchemaInference schemaInference =
new XmlSchemaInference();

// Get the schema.
schemaSet = schemaInference.InferSchema(reader);

string schemaPath = “”;
foreach (XmlSchema schema in schemaSet.Schemas())
// Make schema file path.
schemaPath = Path.GetDirectoryName(file) + @”\” +
Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(file) + “.xsd”;
using (FileStream fs =
new FileStream(schemaPath, FileMode.OpenOrCreate))


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