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DataDefinitionType Complex Type

Defines a data item that you want to include with the event.

<xs:complexType name="DataDefinitionType"
    mixed="true"
>
    <xs:simpleContent>
        <xs:extension
            base="string"
        >
            <xs:attribute name="name"
                type="string"
                use="required"
             />
            <xs:attribute name="inType"
                type="QName"
                use="required"
             />
            <xs:attribute name="outType"
                type="QName"
                use="optional"
             />
            <xs:attribute name="map"
                type="string"
                use="optional"
             />
            <xs:attribute name="length"
                type="LengthType"
                use="optional"
             />
            <xs:attribute name="count"
                type="CountType"
                use="optional"
             />
            <xs:anyAttribute
                processContents="lax"
                namespace="##other"
             />
        </xs:extension>
    </xs:simpleContent>
</xs:complexType>

Attributes

NameTypeDescription
count CountType

The number of elements in the array if the data item is an array. You can specify the actual count or the name of another data item that contains the count.

inTypeQName

The data type for this data item. For a list of predefined input data types, see the InputType complex type.

length LengthType

The length of a variable length data item, such as a binary blob. For binary data, specify the length in bytes and for string data, specify the length in characters. You can specify the actual length or the name of another data item that contains the length.

If you use the length attribute to specify a fixed length string, you must pad the string to its fixed length allowing for the null-terminator character at the end (for example, if the length is 5, the string "abc" must be padded as "abc ". The string length must include the null-terminator character.

mapstring

The name of the name/value map to use to map integer values to strings. The data type of the data item must be of one of the following types:

  • win:UInt8
  • win:UInt16
  • win:UInt32
namestring

The name of the data item. You can use the name to reference this data item in your XML fragment if you specify a UserData section in your template. You can also reference this name in a length or count attribute of another data item if this data item contains its length or count value.

Windows Vista:  This attribute is optional.

outTypeQName

The data type to use when rendering this data item. For a list of predefined output data types, see the OutputType complex type.

Windows Vista:  The output type is ignored, and the service determines the type based on the input type.

Remarks

For variable length input types, such as binary blobs, you must use the length attribute to explicitly specify the size of the data. For strings, specify the length attribute only if the strings are of a fixed length.

Examples

The following are a few examples of the data item definitions.


<!-- The data item is an 8-bit integer -->
<data name="binaryChar" inType="win:UInt8">
 
<!-- The data item is a single ANSI character -->
<data name="ansiChar" inType="win:UInt8" outtype="xs:string">
 
<!-- The data item is a single Unicode character -->
<data name="unicodeChar" inType="win:UInt16" outtype="xs:string">
 
<!-- The data item is an IP address that is rendered as a dot separated list of interger values -->
<data name="ipAddress" inType="win:UInt32" outtype="win:IPv4">
 
<!-- The data item is a Boolean value -->
<data name="success" inType="win:boolean">
 
<!-- The data item is a null-terminated ANSI string -->
<data name="string" inType="win:AnsiString"> 

<!-- The data item is a fixed length ANSI string -->
<data name="string" inType="win:AnsiString" length="42"> 
 
<!-- The data item is a fixed length array of null-terminated ANSI strings -->
<data name="strings" inType="win:AnsiString" count="20">
 
<!-- The data item is a fixed length array of fixed length ANSI strings -->
<data name="strings" inType="win:AnsiString" length="42" count="20">
 
<!-- The data item is a variable length array of same sized ANSI strings -->
<data name="stringLength" inType="win:UInt16">
<data name="arrayCount" inType="win:Uint16">
<data name="strings" inType="win:AnsiString" length="stringLength" count="arrayCount"> 
 
<!-- For binary data, you must specify the size.
<!-- The data item is a fixed length array of fixed length binary blobs -->
<data name="blobs" inType="win:Binary" length="42" count="20">

<!-- The data item is a fixed length binary blob -->
<data name="blob" inType="win:Binary" length="42">

<!-- The following are illegal binary data definitions -->
<!-- This definition is illegal because no length is specified -->
<data name="blob" inType="win:Binary"> 
 
<!-- This definition is illegal because you cannot determine the length of each binary blob -->
<data name="blob" inType="win:Binary" count="20"> 
 
<!-- The data item is a variable length array of structures. Each structure -->
<!-- contains an array of same sized ANSI strings --> 
<data name="arrayStructCount" inType="win:UInt16">
<struct name="countedStrings" count="arrayStructCount">
      <data name="stringLength" inType="win:UInt16">
      <data name="string" inType="win:AnsiString" length="stringLength">
</struct>
 
<!-- The data item is a time stamp that is rendered in 100ns units -->
<data name="timestamp" inType="win:UInt32" outType="win:ETWTIME">

<!-- The data item is a fixed length array of integers --> 
<data name="integers" inType="win:UInt32" count="20">

<!-- The data item is a variable length array of integers -->
<data name="arrayCount" inType="win:UInt16"> 
<data name="integers" inType="win:UInt32" count="arrayCount"> 

<!-- The following is illegal because you cannot assign a length value to a data type of a known size -->
<data name="integer" inType="win:UInt32" length="42">


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

 

 

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