Generating a WSDL from an XSD file


I need to generate a WSDL file given an XSD file. How do I do this? Can I do this in VS2005? What is the simplest way to do this?

Best Solution

You cannot - a XSD describes the DATA aspects e.g. of a webservice - the WSDL describes the FUNCTIONS of the web services (method calls). You cannot typically figure out the method calls from your data alone.

These are really two separate, distinctive parts of the equation. For simplicity's sake you would often import your XSD definitions into the WSDL in the <wsdl:types> tag.

(thanks to Cheeso for pointing out my inaccurate usage of terms)