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In versions prior to Visual Studio 2005, the XML Designer is the designer for typed datasets and XML schema. The XML Designer can still be used to create and edit XML schema files. However, in the current version, the designer for creating and editing typed datasets is the Dataset Designer. For more information, see Dataset Designer.

This page assumes you are working with the XML Designer. To open a typed dataset file with the XML Designer, right-click the file in Solution Explorer, point to Open With, and then click XML Schema Editor.

XML Schemas are combinations of element, attribute, type, and group definitions. XML Schemas in Visual Studio use the XML Schema definition language (XSD) that conforms to the recommendation for XML Schema of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). For more information about XML Schema, see XML Schemas (XSD) Reference.

This section will explain how to add new XML Schema files to your project and how to create the individual pieces that XML Schemas are constructed of.

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XML Schema Designer (XML Designer)

Introduction to XML Schemas (XML Designer)

User-Defined Simple Types in XML Schemas (XML Designer)

Element Groups (XML Designer)

Attribute Groups (XML Designer)

XML Technology Backgrounder (XML Designer)

XML Schema Syntax (XML Designer)

XML Elements, Attributes, and Types (XML Designer)

Complex Types in XML Schemas (XML Designer)

Named vs. Unnamed Types and Groups (XML Designer)

Nested Relationships in XML (XML Designer)

How to: Create Elements in XML Schemas (XML Designer)

How to: Create Attributes in XML Schemas (XML Designer)

How to: Create Simple XML Types (XML Designer)

How to: Create Unnamed Simple Types (XML Designer)

How to: Create Complex XML Types (XML Designer)

How to: Create Unnamed Complex Types (XML Designer)

How to: Create Element Groups in XML Schemas (XML Designer)

How to: Create Attribute Groups in XML Schemas (XML Designer)

How to: Add New Schemas (XML Designer)

How to: Import External Elements into XML Schemas (XML Designer)

How to: Change the Target Namespace (XML Designer)

How to: Create Tables in XML Schemas (XML Designer)

How to: Create Primary and Unique Keys in XML Schemas (XML Designer)

How to: Delete Primary Keys and Unique Keys (XML Designer)

How to: Create One-to-Many Relationships in XML Schemas and Datasets (XML Designer)

How to: Create Nested Relationships in XML Schemas (XML Designer)

How to: Create XML Schemas: High-Level Process (XML Designer)

How to: Create Relationships with the XML Designer (XML Designer)

Walkthrough: Creating an XML Schema with the XML Designer (XML Designer)

Keyboard Shortcuts for the XML Designer (XML Designer)

XML Schema Tab, Toolbox (XML Designer)

XML Namespaces (XML Designer)

Edit Relation Dialog Box (XML Designer)

Related Sections

Creating Data Applications with Visual Studio

Provides a high level overview of the most important concepts of data access in ADO.NET.

Datasets in Visual Studio Overview

Provides an overview of what ADO.NET datasets are, how they can be typed or untyped, what they are used for, and how they are structured.

XML Tools in Visual Studio

Provides links to a variety of topics about XML.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web site (http://www.w3.org/)

Links to the XML Schema primer and other XML info posted by the W3C.

XML Developer Center on MSDN Online (http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/default.asp)

Provides various resources about XML.

XML Schemas (XSD) Reference

Provides reference topics for schema elements and data types.

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