Allows a logical view of the XML Schema to be edited and viewed. Editing can
be performed inline on the diagram, via a properties window, or directly in the
code. The context menus and properties window are intelligently controlled, only
allowing allowable properties to be displayed. The diagram can also be scaled in
order to focus in on an small part, or get an overview of the overall structure.
Split Screen - code/model
The code and diagram are shown concurrently, making it easy to see what a given
entity in the diagram represents. Changes in the model are reflected immediately
in the code view.
XSD 1.0 & 1.1 Support
XSD 1.0 & 1.1 schemas can be graphically edited and validated. With graphical representation for all the new XSD 1.1 constructs.
Edit logical view
Many XSD editors show the physical view of the XML Schema. This is barely any
better than looking at the raw code, as it contains a large amount of syntactical
clutter. The logical view presents the schema in a form that shows all the complexity
of the schema without being overly complicated by syntax.
Each entity in the model has a complete set of properties associated with it.
These are shown inline within the model and can be edited via the properties window. Many of the properties are context
sensitive and are only shown at the appropriate times, simplifying a data designers
Choice of Validation Engines
It is now possible to select the XSD Schema engine used to perform validation, currently the Microsoft and Xerces XSD engines are supported.
Errors and warnings are reported via the Error
Window in real time, clicking on an error selects the source of the error in the code or model
It is possible to generate an XML document from an XML Schema. The resulting
document contains all the elements and attributes required to form an XML document
that is valid based on the underlying schema. This is particularly useful for prototyping
The XPath viewer can also be linked to the schemas code view, allowing queries
to be run against the contents of the XML Schema. The results are highlighted in
the code view.
(Plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008 & 2010)
The Graphical XML Schema editor is fully integrated into the visual studio IDE,
increasing productivity by allowing users to work in a consistent familiar environment.
It is possible to generate HTML documentation from an XML Schema. A page is
created for each entity in the XML Schema, each page containing a diagram complete
with navigation links, original code, properties, references to its usage, references
to its base and derived types.
Print from both the model and code views. Scale the model to fit a on X by Y pages
or scale by a fixed ratio.
Fully featured environment
- Cut & Paste - Cut and Paste entities within the Code and model view
- Drag & Drop - Move sections of the model around by dragging
- Find & Replace - Search within the Code and Diagram, use regular expressions,
wildcards, whole word, match case etc
- Multi Set Undo - Instant undo for changes made in the model and the code
- Zoom - Control the scaling and spacing within your XML Schema diagram