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XmlSchemaPatternFacet Class

Represents the pattern element from XML Schema as specified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This class can be used to specify a restriction on the value entered for a simpleType element.

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

Public Class XmlSchemaPatternFacet _
	Inherits XmlSchemaFacet
Dim instance As XmlSchemaPatternFacet

The following example shows the use of the XmlSchemaPatternFacet class.

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

Class XMLSchemaExamples
    Public Shared Sub Main()

        Dim schema As New XmlSchema()

        ' <xs:simpleType name="ZipCodeType"> 
        Dim ZipCodeType As New XmlSchemaSimpleType()
        ZipCodeType.Name = "ZipCodeType" 

        ' <xs:restriction base="xs:string"> 
        Dim restriction As New XmlSchemaSimpleTypeRestriction()
        restriction.BaseTypeName = New XmlQualifiedName("string", "")

        ' <xs:pattern value="[0-9]{5}(-[0-9]{4})?"/> 
        Dim pattern As New XmlSchemaPatternFacet()
        pattern.Value = "[0-9]{5}(-[0-9]{4})?"

        ZipCodeType.Content = restriction


        ' <xs:element name="Address"> 
        Dim element As New XmlSchemaElement()
        element.Name = "Address" 

        ' <xs:complexType> 
        Dim complexType As New XmlSchemaComplexType()

        ' <xs:attribute name="ZipCode" type="ZipCodeType"/> 
        Dim ZipCodeAttribute As New XmlSchemaAttribute()
        ZipCodeAttribute.Name = "ZipCode"
        ZipCodeAttribute.SchemaTypeName = New XmlQualifiedName("ZipCodeType", "")

        element.SchemaType = complexType


        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", "")
        compiledSchema.Write(Console.Out, nsmgr)

    End Sub 

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

End Class

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

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="IBM437"?>
<xs:schema xmlns:xs="">

	<xs:simpleType name="ZipCodeType">
		<xs:restriction base="xs:string">
			<xs:pattern value="[0-9]{5}(-[0-9]{4})?"/>

	<xs:element name="Address">
			<xs:attribute name="ZipCode" type="ZipCodeType"/>

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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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0