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I have a set of XML files that I need to use in C#.

Is there a way in Visual Studio to take an xml file and create a data class for it?  I would then use c# to load the xml file into the data class.

Hopefully that makes sense.
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u can do it using xsd.exe tool:
run this first:
/>xsd.exe file.xml

the output will be xsd file, then u run:
/>xsd.exe file.xsd /c

that will generate cs file which mapps the xml file.
the alternative is to do it manually by mapping the xml structure by class hierarchies.
@kaufmed has provided you links to help you do it.

FYI xsd.exe generates xml elements from System.Xml (.net 1.1) not system.xml.linq(.net 3.5),
that might affect your decision whether using the tool.
anyway, its pretty easy to make the modification to system.xml.linq xml types.
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Thank you so much for this.  It worked perfectly.
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