XML Schema Designer

 

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Visual Studio 2017 Documentation.

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see XML Schema Designer on docs.microsoft.com. The XML Schema Designer (XSD Designer) is a graphical tool that allows you to visualize a schema set at different levels of abstraction. The following are the main components of the XSD Designer:

  • XML Schema Explorer enables you to browse and navigate the XML Schema tree and perform searches.

  • The Start View is the launching point for the XSD Designer; from the Start View, you can navigate to other views of the XSD Designer and see the details of your schema set.

  • The Graph View enables you to see an overview of a schema set and the relationships between the schema nodes.

  • The Content Model View provides a graphical representation of the details of local and global schema nodes, including simple and complex types, elements, groups, attributes, and attribute groups.

XML Schema Explorer
Provides an overview of the XML Schema Explorer and how it enables you to work with XML Schema definition language (XSD) schemas.

XML Schema Designer Workspace
Provides an overview of the XSD Schema Designer Workspace.

Integration with XML Editor
Describes how the XML Schema Designer is integrated with the XML Editor.

XML Schema Designer Tasks
Describes how to complete common tasks with the XML Schema Designer tools.

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