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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications by Steven Cheng

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Generate DataContract from an XML Schema

In the contract-first development approach, one of the most important steps is to generate the data types used in the service from XML Schemas, which represent the contract. As a unified distributed communication development platform, it is quite common to support such kind of DataContract generation in WCF development.

Getting ready

If you are not yet familiar with the contract-first development approach, you can get a quick overview of it from Aaron Skonnard's MSDN article Contract-First Service Development at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163800.aspx.

How to do it...

  1. Compose the XML schema that represents the DataContract types that will be used in our WCF service. The next screenshot shows ...

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