Visual Studio

xsd.exe location (Windows 7, VS2010)

Today I had to generate an xsd (xml schema file) from an existing xml file.

In the past, I had used xsd.exe, which lived in the SDK directory of VS2008.

As I do not have VS2008 installed on my current machine, I had to go hunting for it. On a Windows 7 machine running VS2010, xsd.exe should be found in:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin


C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin\x64

You can then run this application from the command prompt in order to generate an xsd file, as per the usage instructions on msdn here.

Et Voila!

xsd.exe outout
xsd.exe outout