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XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet Class

Defines how the simpleType value's whitespace will be treated. Represents the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) whiteSpace facet.

For a list of all members of this type, see XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet
   Inherits XmlSchemaFacet
public class XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet : XmlSchemaFacet
public __gc class XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet : public XmlSchemaFacet
public class XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet extends XmlSchemaFacet

Thread Safety

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


The whiteSpace facet value can be one of preserve, replace, or collapse.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example shows the use of the XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet class.

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Xml  
Imports System.Xml.Schema

Class XMLSchemaExamples 
    Public Shared Sub Main()

    Dim schema as New XmlSchema()

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

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

    ' <xs:whiteSpace value="collapse"/>
    Dim whiteSpace as New XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet()
    whiteSpace.Value = "collapse"

    NameType.Content = restriction


    ' <xs:element name="LastName" type="NameType"/>
    Dim element as New XmlSchemaElement()
    element.Name = "LastName"
    element.SchemaTypeName = new XmlQualifiedName("NameType", "")

    schema.Compile(AddressOf ValidationCallbackOne)
    Dim nsmgr As New XmlNamespaceManager(New NameTable())
    nsmgr.AddNamespace("xs", "")
    schema.Write(Console.Out, nsmgr)

    End Sub

  Public Shared Sub ValidationCallbackOne(sender as object, args as ValidationEventArgs) 
  End Sub

End Class

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

class XMLSchemaExamples {
    public static void Main() {
        XmlSchema schema = new XmlSchema();

        // <xs:simpleType name="NameType">
        XmlSchemaSimpleType NameType = new XmlSchemaSimpleType();
        NameType.Name = "NameType";

        // <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
        XmlSchemaSimpleTypeRestriction restriction = new XmlSchemaSimpleTypeRestriction();
        restriction.BaseTypeName = new XmlQualifiedName("string", "");

        // <xs:whiteSpace value="collapse"/>
        XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet whiteSpace = new XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet();
        whiteSpace.Value = "collapse";

        NameType.Content = restriction;


        // <xs:element name="LastName" type="NameType"/>
        XmlSchemaElement element = new XmlSchemaElement();
        element.Name = "LastName";
        element.SchemaTypeName = new XmlQualifiedName("NameType", "");

        schema.Compile(new ValidationEventHandler(ValidationCallbackOne));
     XmlNamespaceManager nsmgr = new XmlNamespaceManager(new NameTable());
        nsmgr.AddNamespace("xs", "");
        schema.Write(Console.Out, nsmgr);

    public static void ValidationCallbackOne(object sender, ValidationEventArgs args) {

#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Xml;  
using namespace System::Xml::Schema;

__gc class XMLSchemaExamples
   static void ValidationCallbackOne(Object* sender, ValidationEventArgs * args) 
      Console::WriteLine(args -> Message);

int main() 
   XmlSchema* schema = new XmlSchema();

   // <xs:simpleType name=S"NameType">
   XmlSchemaSimpleType* NameType = new XmlSchemaSimpleType();
   NameType -> Name = S"NameType";

   // <xs:restriction base=S"xs:string">
   XmlSchemaSimpleTypeRestriction* restriction = new XmlSchemaSimpleTypeRestriction();
   restriction -> BaseTypeName = new XmlQualifiedName(S"string", S"");

   // <xs:whiteSpace value=S"collapse"/>
   XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet* whiteSpace = new XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet();
   whiteSpace -> Value = S"collapse";
   restriction -> Facets->Add(whiteSpace);

   NameType -> Content = restriction;

   schema -> Items->Add(NameType);

   // <xs:element name=S"LastName" type=S"NameType"/>
   XmlSchemaElement* element = new XmlSchemaElement();
   element -> Name = S"LastName";
   element -> SchemaTypeName = new XmlQualifiedName(S"NameType", S"");

   schema -> Items->Add(element);

   schema -> Compile(new ValidationEventHandler(schema, XMLSchemaExamples::ValidationCallbackOne));
   XmlNamespaceManager* nsmgr = new XmlNamespaceManager(new NameTable());
   nsmgr -> AddNamespace(S"xs", S"");
   schema -> Write(Console::Out, nsmgr);

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following XML file is generated for the preceding code example.

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

    <xs:simpleType name="NameType">
        <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
            <xs:whiteSpace value="collapse"/>

    <xs:element name="LastName" type="NameType"/>

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Namespace: System.Xml.Schema

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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

See Also

XmlSchemaWhiteSpaceFacet Members | System.Xml.Schema Namespace