Sorting, Filtering, and Grouping

This topic describes the options that are available through the Sorting, Filtering, and Grouping Options menu on the XML Schema Explorer toolbar.

Filter Options

The following filter options are available. By default, the Show Namespaces and Show Schema Files options are selected.

  • Show Namespaces.

  • Show Schema Files.

  • Show Compositors (sequence/choice/all).

Sorting Options

The following sorting options are available. The default is Sort By Type. Sort By options do not apply to files and namespaces.

  • Sort By Type.

  • Sort By Name.

  • Document Order.

Sort By Type

When the Sort By Type option is selected, global nodes are sorted in the following order. Nodes are then sorted alphabetically within each group.

  1. import nodes.

  2. include nodes.

  3. redefine nodes.

  4. attribute nodes.

  5. attributeGroup nodes.

  6. complexType nodes.

  7. simpleType nodes.

  8. element nodes.

  9. group nodes.

Sort By Name

When the Sort By Name option is selected, global nodes are sorted in the following order:

  1. import nodes (in alphabetical order of namespaces).

  2. include nodes (in alphabetical order of schemaLocation attributes).

  3. redefine nodes (in alphabetical order of schemaLocation attributes).

  4. Other global nodes in alphabetical order.

Document Order

The Document Order option is available when the Show Schema Files option is selected. When Document Order is selected, global nodes are displayed in the order in which they appear in the schema file.

Persisting Sort/Filter Options

The sorting, filtering, and grouping options are saved to the registry for each user, no matter which solution or files were open when the settings were changed.




Build Date:

2012-08-02
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