XmlSchemaSet.ValidationEventHandler Event

 

Specifies an event handler for receiving information about XML Schema definition language (XSD) schema validation errors.

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

Public Event ValidationEventHandler As ValidationEventHandler

Sets an event handler for receiving information about schema validation errors when the Add or Compile methods of the XmlSchemaSet are called.

If an event handler is not defined, an XmlSchemaException is thrown on any validation errors where the XmlSeverityType is Error. Exceptions are not thrown for validation errors with an XmlSeverityType of Warning.

The following code example illustrates adding a ValidationEventHandler to capture errors and warnings when validating an XML document against a schema.

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

Class XmlSchemaSetExample

    Shared Sub Main()

        Dim booksSettings As XmlReaderSettings = New XmlReaderSettings()
        booksSettings.Schemas.Add("http://www.contoso.com/books", "books.xsd")
        booksSettings.ValidationType = ValidationType.Schema
        AddHandler booksSettings.ValidationEventHandler, New ValidationEventHandler(AddressOf booksSettingsValidationEventHandler)

        Dim books As XmlReader = XmlReader.Create("books.xml", booksSettings)

        While books.Read()

        End While

    End Sub

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

        If e.Severity = XmlSeverityType.Warning Then
            Console.Write("WARNING: ")
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message)

        ElseIf e.Severity = XmlSeverityType.Error Then
            Console.Write("ERROR: ")
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message)
        End If

    End Sub

End Class

The example uses the books.xml file as an input.

<bookstore xmlns="http://www.contoso.com/books">
  <book genre="autobiography" publicationdate="1981" ISBN="1-861003-11-0">
    <title>The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin</title>
    <author>
      <first-name>Benjamin</first-name>
      <last-name>Franklin</last-name>
    </author>
    <price>8.99</price>
  </book>
  <book genre="novel" publicationdate="1967" ISBN="0-201-63361-2">
    <title>The Confidence Man</title>
    <author>
      <first-name>Herman</first-name>
      <last-name>Melville</last-name>
    </author>
    <price>11.99</price>
  </book>
  <book genre="philosophy" publicationdate="1991" ISBN="1-861001-57-6">
    <title>The Gorgias</title>
    <author>
      <name>Plato</name>
    </author>
    <price>9.99</price>
  </book>
</bookstore>

The example uses the books.xsd file 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:complexType>
            <xs:sequence>
                <xs:element maxOccurs="unbounded" name="book">
                    <xs:complexType>
                        <xs:sequence>
                            <xs:element name="title" type="xs:string" />
                            <xs:element name="author">
                                <xs:complexType>
                                    <xs:sequence>
                                        <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:sequence>
                                </xs:complexType>
                            </xs:element>
                            <xs:element name="price" type="xs:decimal" />
                        </xs:sequence>
                        <xs:attribute name="genre" type="xs:string" use="required" />
                        <xs:attribute name="publicationdate" type="xs:unsignedShort" use="required" />
                        <xs:attribute name="ISBN" type="xs:string" use="required" />
                    </xs:complexType>
                </xs:element>
            </xs:sequence>
        </xs:complexType>
    </xs:element>
</xs:schema>

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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