XmlSchemaInfo Class


Represents the post-schema-validation infoset of a validated XML node.

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


Public Class XmlSchemaInfo
	Implements IXmlSchemaInfo


Initializes a new instance of the XmlSchemaInfo class.


Gets or sets the XmlSchemaContentType object that corresponds to the content type of this validated XML node.


Gets or sets a value indicating if this validated XML node was set as the result of a default being applied during XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) schema validation.


Gets or sets a value indicating if the value for this validated XML node is nil.


Gets or sets the dynamic schema type for this validated XML node.


Gets or sets the compiled XmlSchemaAttribute object that corresponds to this validated XML node.


Gets or sets the compiled XmlSchemaElement object that corresponds to this validated XML node.


Gets or sets the static XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) schema type of this validated XML node.


Gets or sets the XmlSchemaValidity value of this validated XML node.


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


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


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


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


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


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

The following example validates the contosoBooks.xml file against the contosoBooks.xsd schema. The example uses the XmlSerializer class to deserialize the contosoBooks.xml file and pass the value of the nodes to the methods of the XmlSchemaValidator class.

Imports System
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Xml.Schema
Imports System.Xml.Serialization
Imports System.Collections

Namespace Microsoft.Samples.Xml.Schema

    Class XmlSchemaValidatorExamples

        Shared Sub Main()

            ' The XML document to deserialize into the XmlSerializer object.
            Dim reader As XmlReader = XmlReader.Create("contosoBooks.xml")

            ' The XmlSerializer object.
            Dim serializer As XmlSerializer = New XmlSerializer(GetType(ContosoBooks))
            Dim books As ContosoBooks = CType(serializer.Deserialize(reader), ContosoBooks)

            ' The XmlSchemaSet object containing the schema used to validate the XML document.
            Dim schemaSet As XmlSchemaSet = New XmlSchemaSet()
            schemaSet.Add("http://www.contoso.com/books", "contosoBooks.xsd")

            ' The XmlNamespaceManager object used to handle namespaces.
            Dim manager As XmlNamespaceManager = New XmlNamespaceManager(reader.NameTable)

            ' Assign a ValidationEventHandler to handle schema validation warnings and errors.
            Dim validator As XmlSchemaValidator = New XmlSchemaValidator(reader.NameTable, schemaSet, manager, XmlSchemaValidationFlags.None)
            'validator.ValidationEventHandler += New ValidationEventHandler(SchemaValidationEventHandler)
            AddHandler validator.ValidationEventHandler, AddressOf SchemaValidationEventHandler

            ' Initialize the XmlSchemaValidator object.

            ' Validate the bookstore element, verify that all required attributes are present
            ' and prepare to validate child content.
            validator.ValidateElement("bookstore", "http://www.contoso.com/books", Nothing)

            validator.GetUnspecifiedDefaultAttributes(New ArrayList())

            ' Get the next exptected element in the bookstore context.
            Dim particles() As XmlSchemaParticle = validator.GetExpectedParticles()
            Dim nextElement As XmlSchemaElement = particles(0)
            Console.WriteLine("Expected Element: '{0}'", nextElement.Name)

            For Each book As BookType In books.book
                ' Validate the book element.
                validator.ValidateElement("book", "http://www.contoso.com/books", Nothing)

                ' Get the exptected attributes for the book element.
                Console.Write(vbCrLf & "Expected attributes: ")
                Dim attributes() As XmlSchemaAttribute = validator.GetExpectedAttributes()
                For Each attribute As XmlSchemaAttribute In attributes
                    Console.Write("'{0}' ", attribute.Name)

                ' Validate the genre attribute and display its post schema validation information.
                If Not book.Genre Is Nothing Then
                    validator.ValidateAttribute("genre", "", book.Genre, schemaInfo)
                End If

                ' Validate the publicationdate attribute and display its post schema validation information.
                If Not book.PublicationDate = Nothing Then
                    validator.ValidateAttribute("publicationdate", "", dateTimeGetter(book.PublicationDate), schemaInfo)
                End If

                ' Validate the ISBN attribute and display its post schema validation information.
                If Not book.Isbn Is Nothing Then
                    validator.ValidateAttribute("ISBN", "", book.Isbn, schemaInfo)
                End If

                ' After validating all the attributes for the current element with ValidateAttribute method,
                ' you must call GetUnspecifiedDefaultAttributes to validate the default attributes.
                validator.GetUnspecifiedDefaultAttributes(New ArrayList())

                ' Verify that all required attributes of the book element are present
                ' and prepare to validate child content.

                ' Validate the title element and its content.
                validator.ValidateElement("title", "http://www.contoso.com/books", Nothing)
                validator.ValidateEndElement(Nothing, book.Title)

                ' Validate the author element, verify that all required attributes are present
                ' and prepare to validate child content.
                validator.ValidateElement("author", "http://www.contoso.com/books", Nothing)

                validator.GetUnspecifiedDefaultAttributes(New ArrayList())

                If Not book.Author.Name Is Nothing Then
                    ' Validate the name element and its content.
                    validator.ValidateElement("name", "http://www.contoso.com/books", Nothing)
                    validator.ValidateEndElement(Nothing, book.Author.Name)
                End If

                If Not book.Author.FirstName Is Nothing Then
                    ' Validate the first-name element and its content.
                    validator.ValidateElement("first-name", "http://www.contoso.com/books", Nothing)
                    validator.ValidateEndElement(Nothing, book.Author.FirstName)

                End If

                If Not book.Author.LastName Is Nothing Then
                    ' Validate the last-name element and its content.
                    validator.ValidateElement("last-name", "http://www.contoso.com/books", Nothing)
                    validator.ValidateEndElement(Nothing, book.Author.LastName)
                End If

                ' Validate the content of the author element.

                ' Validate the price element and its content.
                validator.ValidateElement("price", "http://www.contoso.com/books", Nothing)
                validator.ValidateEndElement(Nothing, book.Price)

                ' Validate the content of the book element.

            ' Validate the content of the bookstore element.

            ' Close the XmlReader object.

        End Sub

        Shared schemaInfo As XmlSchemaInfo = New XmlSchemaInfo()
        Shared dateTimeGetterContent As Object

        Shared Function dateTimeGetterHandle() As Object

            Return dateTimeGetterContent

        End Function

        Shared Function dateTimeGetter(ByVal dateTime As DateTime) As XmlValueGetter

            dateTimeGetterContent = dateTime
            Return New XmlValueGetter(AddressOf dateTimeGetterHandle)

        End Function

        Shared Sub DisplaySchemaInfo()

            If Not schemaInfo.SchemaElement Is Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("Element '{0}' with type '{1}' is '{2}'", schemaInfo.SchemaElement.Name, schemaInfo.SchemaType, schemaInfo.Validity)
            ElseIf Not schemaInfo.SchemaAttribute Is Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("Attribute '{0}' with type '{1}' is '{2}'", schemaInfo.SchemaAttribute.Name, schemaInfo.SchemaType, schemaInfo.Validity)
            End If

        End Sub

        Shared Sub SchemaValidationEventHandler(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As ValidationEventArgs)

            Select Case e.Severity
                Case XmlSeverityType.Error
                    Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Error: {0}", e.Message)
                    Exit Sub
                Case XmlSeverityType.Warning
                    Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Warning: {0}", e.Message)
                    Exit Sub
            End Select

        End Sub

    End Class

    <XmlRootAttribute("bookstore", Namespace:="http://www.contoso.com/books", IsNullable:=False)> _
    Public Class ContosoBooks

        <XmlElementAttribute("book")> _
        Public book() As BookType

    End Class

    Public Class BookType

        <XmlAttributeAttribute("genre")> _
        Public Genre As String

        <XmlAttributeAttribute("publicationdate", DataType:="date")> _
        Public PublicationDate As DateTime

        <XmlAttributeAttribute("ISBN")> _
        Public Isbn As String

        <XmlElementAttribute("title")> _
        Public Title As String

        <XmlElementAttribute("author")> _
        Public Author As BookAuthor

        <XmlElementAttribute("price")> _
        Public Price As Decimal

    End Class

    Public Class BookAuthor

        <XmlElementAttribute("name")> _
        Public Name As String

        <XmlElementAttribute("first-name")> _
        Public FirstName As String

        <XmlElementAttribute("last-name")> _
        Public LastName As String

    End Class

End Namespace

The example takes the contosoBooks.xml file as input.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<bookstore xmlns="http://www.contoso.com/books">
    <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981-03-22" ISBN="1-861003-11-0">
        <title>The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin</title>
    <book genre="novel" publicationdate="1967-11-17" ISBN="0-201-63361-2">
        <title>The Confidence Man</title>
    <book genre="philosophy" publicationdate="1991-02-15" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
        <title>The Gorgias</title>

The example also takes the contosoBooks.xsd as an input.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xs:schema attributeFormDefault="unqualified" elementFormDefault="qualified" targetNamespace="http://www.contoso.com/books" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
    <xs:element name="bookstore">
                <xs:element maxOccurs="unbounded" name="book">
                            <xs:element name="title" type="xs:string" />
                            <xs:element name="author">
                                        <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="name" type="xs:string" />
                                        <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="first-name" type="xs:string" />
                                        <xs:element minOccurs="0" name="last-name" type="xs:string" />
                            <xs:element name="price" type="xs:decimal" />
                        <xs:attribute name="genre" type="xs:string" use="required" />
                        <xs:attribute name="publicationdate" type="xs:date" use="required" />
                        <xs:attribute name="ISBN" type="xs:string" use="required" />

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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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