XmlSchemaCollection.Item Property (String)


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Gets the XmlSchema associated with the given namespace URI.

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

public XmlSchema this[
	string ns
] { get; }


Type: System.String

The namespace URI associated with the schema you want to return. This will typically be the targetNamespace of the schema.

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchema

The XmlSchema associated with the namespace URI; null if there is no loaded schema associated with the given namespace or if the namespace is associated with an XDR schema.


The XmlSchemaCollection class is obsolete in the .NET Framework version 2.0 and has been replaced by the XmlSchemaSet class.

The following example checks to see if a schema is in the collection. If it is, it displays the schema.

if (xsc.Contains("urn:bookstore-schema"))
  XmlSchema schema = xsc["urn:bookstore-schema"];
  StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
  XmlTextWriter xmlWriter = new XmlTextWriter(sw);
  xmlWriter.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
  xmlWriter.Indentation = 2;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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