XmlSchemaAnyAttribute Class

Represents the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) anyAttribute element.

Namespace: System.Xml.Schema
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

Public Class XmlSchemaAnyAttribute
	Inherits XmlSchemaAnnotated
Dim instance As XmlSchemaAnyAttribute

public class XmlSchemaAnyAttribute extends XmlSchemaAnnotated
public class XmlSchemaAnyAttribute extends XmlSchemaAnnotated
Not applicable.

The anyAttribute element enables any attribute from the specified namespace or namespaces to appear in the containing complexType element.

The following example creates the anyAttribute element.

Option Explicit On
Option Strict On

Imports System
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Xml.Schema

Class XMLSchemaExamples

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        Dim schema As New XmlSchema()

        ' <element name="stringElementWithAnyAttribute">
        Dim element As New XmlSchemaElement()
        element.Name = "stringElementWithAnyAttribute"

        ' <complexType>
        Dim complexType As New XmlSchemaComplexType()
        element.SchemaType = complexType

        ' <simpleContent>
        Dim simpleContent As New XmlSchemaSimpleContent()
        complexType.ContentModel = simpleContent

        ' <extension base="xs:string">
        Dim extension As New XmlSchemaSimpleContentExtension()
        simpleContent.Content = extension
        extension.BaseTypeName = New XmlQualifiedName("string", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema")

        ' <anyAttribute namespace="##targetNamespace"/>
        Dim anyAttribute As New XmlSchemaAnyAttribute()
        extension.AnyAttribute = anyAttribute
        anyAttribute.Namespace = "##targetNamespace"

        Dim schemaSet As New XmlSchemaSet()
        AddHandler schemaSet.ValidationEventHandler, AddressOf ValidationCallbackOne


        Dim compiledSchema As XmlSchema = Nothing

        For Each schema1 As XmlSchema In schemaSet.Schemas()
            compiledSchema = schema1

        Dim nsmgr As New XmlNamespaceManager(New NameTable())
        nsmgr.AddNamespace("xs", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema")
        compiledSchema.Write(Console.Out, nsmgr)
    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub ValidationCallbackOne(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As ValidationEventArgs)

    End Sub 'ValidationCallbackOne
End Class 'XMLSchemaExamples

The following XML file is generated for the preceding code example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="IBM437"?>
<xs:schema  xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
    <xs:element name="stringElementWithAnyAttribute">
                <xs:extension base="xs:string">
                    <xs:anyAttribute namespace="##targetNamespace"/>


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0