XmlSchemaDocumentation Class

 

Represents the documentation element from XML Schema as specified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This class specifies information to be read or used by humans within an annotation.

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

System.Object
  System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaObject
    System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaDocumentation

public class XmlSchemaDocumentation : XmlSchemaObject

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodXmlSchemaDocumentation()

Initializes a new instance of the XmlSchemaDocumentation class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyLanguage

Gets or sets the xml:lang attribute. This serves as an indicator of the language used in the contents.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLineNumber

Gets or sets the line number in the file to which the schema element refers.(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLinePosition

Gets or sets the line position in the file to which the schema element refers.(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMarkup

Gets or sets an array of XmlNodes that represents the documentation child nodes.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyNamespaces

Gets or sets the XmlSerializerNamespaces to use with this schema object.(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyParent

Gets or sets the parent of this XmlSchemaObject.(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySource

Gets or sets the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) source of the information.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySourceUri

Gets or sets the source location for the file that loaded the schema.(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

Information supplied within the XmlSchemaDocumentation class is not used in validation. However, it provides a standardized way to supply information that can be retrieved by tools.

The following example creates the documentation element.

using System;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Schema;

class XMLSchemaExamples
{
    public static void Main()
    {

        XmlSchema schema = new XmlSchema();

        // <xs:simpleType name="northwestStates">
        XmlSchemaSimpleType simpleType = new XmlSchemaSimpleType();
        simpleType.Name = "northwestStates";
        schema.Items.Add(simpleType);

        // <xs:annotation>
        XmlSchemaAnnotation annNorthwestStates = new XmlSchemaAnnotation();
        simpleType.Annotation = annNorthwestStates;

        // <xs:documentation>States in the Pacific Northwest of US</xs:documentation>
        XmlSchemaDocumentation docNorthwestStates = new XmlSchemaDocumentation();
        annNorthwestStates.Items.Add(docNorthwestStates);
        docNorthwestStates.Markup = TextToNodeArray("States in the Pacific Northwest of US");

        // <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
        XmlSchemaSimpleTypeRestriction restriction = new XmlSchemaSimpleTypeRestriction();
        simpleType.Content = restriction;
        restriction.BaseTypeName = new XmlQualifiedName("string", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema");

        // <xs:enumeration value="WA">
        XmlSchemaEnumerationFacet enumerationWA = new XmlSchemaEnumerationFacet();
        restriction.Facets.Add(enumerationWA);
        enumerationWA.Value = "WA";

        // <xs:annotation>
        XmlSchemaAnnotation annWA = new XmlSchemaAnnotation();
        enumerationWA.Annotation = annWA;

        // <xs:documentation>Washington</documentation>
        XmlSchemaDocumentation docWA = new XmlSchemaDocumentation();
        annWA.Items.Add(docWA);
        docWA.Markup = TextToNodeArray("Washington");

        // <xs:enumeration value="OR">
        XmlSchemaEnumerationFacet enumerationOR = new XmlSchemaEnumerationFacet();
        restriction.Facets.Add(enumerationOR);
        enumerationOR.Value = "OR";

        // <xs:annotation>
        XmlSchemaAnnotation annOR = new XmlSchemaAnnotation();
        enumerationOR.Annotation = annOR;

        // <xs:documentation>Oregon</xs:documentation>
        XmlSchemaDocumentation docOR = new XmlSchemaDocumentation();
        annOR.Items.Add(docOR);
        docOR.Markup = TextToNodeArray("Oregon");

        // <xs:enumeration value="ID">
        XmlSchemaEnumerationFacet enumerationID = new XmlSchemaEnumerationFacet();
        restriction.Facets.Add(enumerationID);
        enumerationID.Value = "ID";

        // <xs:annotation>
        XmlSchemaAnnotation annID = new XmlSchemaAnnotation();
        enumerationID.Annotation = annID;

        // <xs:documentation>Idaho</xs:documentation>
        XmlSchemaDocumentation docID = new XmlSchemaDocumentation();
        annID.Items.Add(docID);
        docID.Markup = TextToNodeArray("Idaho");

        XmlSchemaSet schemaSet = new XmlSchemaSet();
        schemaSet.ValidationEventHandler += new ValidationEventHandler(ValidationCallbackOne);
        schemaSet.Add(schema);
        schemaSet.Compile();

        XmlSchema compiledSchema = null;

        foreach (XmlSchema schema1 in schemaSet.Schemas())
        {
            compiledSchema = schema1;
        }

        XmlNamespaceManager nsmgr = new XmlNamespaceManager(new NameTable());
        nsmgr.AddNamespace("xs", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema");
        compiledSchema.Write(Console.Out, nsmgr);
    }

    public static void ValidationCallbackOne(object sender, ValidationEventArgs args)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(args.Message);
    }

    public static XmlNode[] TextToNodeArray(string text)
    {
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        return new XmlNode[1] {
                  doc.CreateTextNode(text)};
    }

}

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:simpleType name="northwestStates">
		<xs:annotation>
			<xs:documentation>States in the Pacific Northwest of US</xs:documentation>
		</xs:annotation>
		<xs:restriction base="xs:string">
		  <xs:enumeration value="WA">
		    <xs:annotation>
		      <xs:documentation>Washington</xs:documentation>
		    </xs:annotation>
		  </xs:enumeration>
		  <xs:enumeration value="OR">
		    <xs:annotation>
		      <xs:documentation>Oregon</xs:documentation>
		    </xs:annotation>
		  </xs:enumeration>
		  <xs:enumeration value="ID">
		    <xs:annotation>
		      <xs:documentation>Idaho</xs:documentation>
		    </xs:annotation>
		  </xs:enumeration>
		</xs:restriction>
	</xs:simpleType>
</xs:schema>

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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

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