XmlSchemaObject.Namespaces Property


Gets or sets the XmlSerializerNamespaces to use with this schema object.

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

Public Property Namespaces As XmlSerializerNamespaces

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializerNamespaces

The XmlSerializerNamespaces property for the schema object.

This gives the Schema Object Model (SOM) the ability to add xmlns declarations. This is useful when you want to declare a prefix to qualify declarations from an imported schema or use in the xpath attribute of the xs:selector element.

You can also use the Namespaces property to change namespace prefixes in a schema. For example, you can change the prefix used by a schema for the W3C XML Schema namespace from xs to xsd as illustrated in the following example.

Dim namespaces As XmlSerializerNamespaces = New XmlSerializerNamespaces()
namespaces.Add("myChangedPrefix", "myImportNamespace");
s.Namespaces = namespaces;

In the following example, the prefix myImpPrefix is added at the schema element level. The prefix is then used to qualify definitions that are imported from myImportNamespace.

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

Class XmlSchemaObject

   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim s As New XmlSchema()
      s.TargetNamespace = "myNamespace"
      s.Namespaces.Add("myImpPrefix", "myImportNamespace")

      ' Create the <xs:import> element.
      Dim import As New XmlSchemaImport()
      import.Namespace = "myImportNamespace"
      import.SchemaLocation = "http://www.example.com/myImportNamespace"

      ' Create an element and assign a type from imported schema.
      Dim elem As New XmlSchemaElement()
      elem.SchemaTypeName = New XmlQualifiedName("importType", "myImportNamespace")
      elem.Name = "element1"

   End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'XmlSchemaObject

The example produces the following XML.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="IBM437"?>
<schema xmlns:myImpPrefix="myImportNamespace" targetNamespace="myNamespace" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <import schemaLocation="http://www.microsoft.com/myImportNamespace" namespace="myImportNamespace" />
  <element name="element1" type="myImpPrefix:importType" />

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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