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XmlSchemaElement Class

Represents the element element from XML Schema as specified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This class is the base class for all particle types and is used to describe an element in an XML document.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Schema
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

public class XmlSchemaElement : XmlSchemaParticle

The following example creates the element element.

using System;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Schema;

class XMLSchemaExamples
{
    public static void Main()
    {

        XmlSchema schema = new XmlSchema();

        // <xs:element name="cat" type="string"/>
        XmlSchemaElement elementCat = new XmlSchemaElement();
        schema.Items.Add(elementCat);
        elementCat.Name = "cat";
        elementCat.SchemaTypeName = new XmlQualifiedName("string", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema");

        // <xs:element name="dog" type="string"/>
        XmlSchemaElement elementDog = new XmlSchemaElement();
        schema.Items.Add(elementDog);
        elementDog.Name = "dog";
        elementDog.SchemaTypeName = new XmlQualifiedName("string", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema");

        // <xs:element name="redDog" substitutionGroup="dog" />
        XmlSchemaElement elementRedDog = new XmlSchemaElement();
        schema.Items.Add(elementRedDog);
        elementRedDog.Name = "redDog";
        elementRedDog.SubstitutionGroup = new XmlQualifiedName("dog");


        // <xs:element name="brownDog" substitutionGroup ="dog" />
        XmlSchemaElement elementBrownDog = new XmlSchemaElement();
        schema.Items.Add(elementBrownDog);
        elementBrownDog.Name = "brownDog";
        elementBrownDog.SubstitutionGroup = new XmlQualifiedName("dog");


        // <xs:element name="pets">
        XmlSchemaElement elementPets = new XmlSchemaElement();
        schema.Items.Add(elementPets);
        elementPets.Name = "pets";

        // <xs:complexType>
        XmlSchemaComplexType complexType = new XmlSchemaComplexType();
        elementPets.SchemaType = complexType;

        // <xs:choice minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        XmlSchemaChoice choice = new XmlSchemaChoice();
        complexType.Particle = choice;
        choice.MinOccurs = 0;
        choice.MaxOccursString = "unbounded";

        // <xs:element ref="cat"/>
        XmlSchemaElement catRef = new XmlSchemaElement();
        choice.Items.Add(catRef);
        catRef.RefName = new XmlQualifiedName("cat");

        // <xs:element ref="dog"/>
        XmlSchemaElement dogRef = new XmlSchemaElement();
        choice.Items.Add(dogRef);
        dogRef.RefName = new XmlQualifiedName("dog");

        XmlSchemaSet schemaSet = new XmlSchemaSet();
        schemaSet.ValidationEventHandler += new ValidationEventHandler(ValidationCallbackOne);
        schemaSet.Add(schema);
        schemaSet.Compile();

        XmlSchema compiledSchema = null;

        foreach (XmlSchema schema1 in schemaSet.Schemas())
        {
            compiledSchema = schema1;
        }

        XmlNamespaceManager nsmgr = new XmlNamespaceManager(new NameTable());
        nsmgr.AddNamespace("xs", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema");
        compiledSchema.Write(Console.Out, nsmgr);
    }

    public static void ValidationCallbackOne(object sender, ValidationEventArgs args)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(args.Message);
    }
}

The following XML file is used for the preceding code example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="IBM437"?>
<xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
	<xs:element name="cat" type="xs:string"/>
	<xs:element name="dog" type="xs:string"/>
	<xs:element name="redDog" substitutionGroup="dog" />
	<xs:element name="brownDog" substitutionGroup ="dog" />

	<xs:element name="pets">
	  <xs:complexType>
	    <xs:choice minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
	      <xs:element ref="cat"/>
	      <xs:element ref="dog"/>
	    </xs:choice>
	  </xs:complexType>
	</xs:element>
</xs:schema>

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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