Using the XML and Schema Designers

Visual Studio .NET gives you everything you need to effectively work with XML documents and XSD schemas. Using the Schema Designer, you can create XML schemas and link them to XML documents. Normally, a schema can be created directly from a database, but if you're not using a database and you need a relational way to represent data, you can build schemas directly in Visual Studio .NET. A schema contains all the information needed to describe any type of relational data that you're working with.

To test this, create a new project named XML_vb or XML_cs, depending on the language you're using. After the project is open, right-click the project name in the Solution Explorer and select Add New Item from the contextual ...

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