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Essential ADO.NET by Bob Beauchemin

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C.7. Columns

When inferring a schema for a DataSet from an XML document, after ADO.NET has determined which elements to infer as tables it then determines, from the remaining XML elements and attributes, what columns to infer for those tables. Because data type information is only available with an inline schema, the data type of an inferred column is System.String. The following XML structures will result in table columns.

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