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Options (Text Editor/XML/Miscellaneous Page)

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

The Options dialog box lets you change the autocompletion and schema settings for the XML Editor. These settings are available when, on the Tools menu, you click Options, expand the Text Editor folder, click XML and then click Miscellaneous .

Close tags

The Text Editor adds close tags when authoring XML elements. If an element start tag is selected, the editor inserts the matching close tag, including a matching namespace prefix. This check box is selected by default.

Attribute quotes

When authoring XML attributes, the editor inserts the ="" characters and positions the caret (^) inside the quotation marks. This check box is selected by default.

Namespace declarations

The editor automatically inserts namespace declarations wherever they are needed. This check box is selected by default.

Other markup (Comments, CDATA)

Comments, CDATA, DOCTYPE, processing instructions, and other markup is autocompleted. This check box is selected by default.

Automatically download DTDs and schemas

Schemas and document type definitions (DTDs) are automatically downloaded from HTTP locations. This feature uses System.Net with autoproxy server detection enabled. This check box is selected by default.

Enter outlining mode when files open

Turns on the outlining feature when a file is opened. This check box is selected by default.


Specifies the location of the schema cache. The Browse button (...) opens the current schema cache location in a new window. The default location is <Management Studio install directory>\Xml\Schemas.

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