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Archive for May 5th, 2015

Finding the path of xsd.exe from your Visual Studio Build Events

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/05

I wrote about the xsd.exe tool before to generate XSD from XML:

But it is much more than that, as it is a great way of generating .NET (not only C# and VB.NET code) from XSD files:

Long ago, xsd.exe used to come as part of Visual Studio, but now it is installed with the various Microsoft Windows SDK versions (of which some are downloadable) which makes it harder to locate on your system.

The really bad thing is that Visual Studio cannot find XSD.exe as part of your project Build Events, as the PATH has not been set up correctly.

Starting xsd.exe from a Visual Studio Build Events

In my hunt for the xsd.exe location, I started with a small batch file to find the xsd.exe locations from the registry:

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Posted in .NET, Continuous Integration, Development, msbuild, Software Development, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio and tools, XML/XSD, XSD | 3 Comments »

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