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XML Schema Explorer

The XML Schema Explorer is integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and the XML Editor to enable you to work with XML Schema definition language (XSD) schemas. When you open an XML Schema file, the XML Schema Explorer opens it, together with related XSD files, as a schema set. A schema set includes any included or imported schemas for your target file, as well as any file that is referenced through an include or import statement.

The XML Schema Explorer enables you to do the following:

  • Get a quick overview of the schema set.

  • Browse for information.

  • Perform keyword searches.

  • Perform schema-specific searches.

  • Sort the tree by document order, type, or name.

  • Open the XML Editor and jump to code locations in the XSD file.

  • Generate sample XML for global elements.

In This Section

XML Schema Explorer Overview

Describes the XML Schema Explorer.

Using the XML Schema Explorer

Describes the search, filtering, and sorting capabilities of the XML Schema Explorer.

Search the Schema Set

Describes the search functionality of the XML Schema Explorer.