XmlSchemaComplexType XmlSchemaComplexType XmlSchemaComplexType XmlSchemaComplexType Class


Represents the complexType element from XML Schema as specified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This class defines a complex type that determines the set of attributes and content of an element.

public ref class XmlSchemaComplexType : System::Xml::Schema::XmlSchemaType
public class XmlSchemaComplexType : System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaType
type XmlSchemaComplexType = class
    inherit XmlSchemaType
Public Class XmlSchemaComplexType
Inherits XmlSchemaType


The following example creates a complexType element.

#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Xml;
using namespace System::Xml::Schema;

class XmlSchemaExamples

    static void Main()
        XmlSchema^ schema = gcnew XmlSchema();

        // <xs:element name="stringElementWithAnyAttribute">
        XmlSchemaElement^ element = gcnew XmlSchemaElement();
        element->Name = "stringElementWithAnyAttribute";

        // <xs:complexType>
        XmlSchemaComplexType^ complexType = gcnew XmlSchemaComplexType();
        element->SchemaType = complexType;

        // <xs:simpleContent>
        XmlSchemaSimpleContent^ simpleContent = gcnew XmlSchemaSimpleContent();
        complexType->ContentModel = simpleContent;

        // <extension base= "xs:string">
        XmlSchemaSimpleContentExtension^ extension = gcnew XmlSchemaSimpleContentExtension();
        simpleContent->Content = extension;
        extension->BaseTypeName = gcnew XmlQualifiedName("string", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema");

        // <xs:anyAttribute namespace="##targetNamespace"/>
        XmlSchemaAnyAttribute^ anyAttribute = gcnew XmlSchemaAnyAttribute();
        extension->AnyAttribute = anyAttribute;
        anyAttribute->Namespace = "##targetNamespace";

        XmlSchemaSet^ schemaSet = gcnew XmlSchemaSet();
        schemaSet->ValidationEventHandler += gcnew ValidationEventHandler(ValidationCallbackOne);

        XmlSchema^ compiledSchema;

        for each (XmlSchema^ schema1 in schemaSet->Schemas())
            compiledSchema = schema1;

        XmlNamespaceManager^ nsmgr = gcnew XmlNamespaceManager(gcnew NameTable());
        nsmgr->AddNamespace("xs", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema");
		compiledSchema->Write(Console::Out, nsmgr);

    static void ValidationCallbackOne(Object^ sender, ValidationEventArgs^ args)

int main()
    return 0;
using System;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Schema;

class XMLSchemaExamples
    public static void Main()

        XmlSchema schema = new XmlSchema();

        // <xs:element name="stringElementWithAnyAttribute">
        XmlSchemaElement element = new XmlSchemaElement();
        element.Name = "stringElementWithAnyAttribute";

        // <xs:complexType>
        XmlSchemaComplexType complexType = new XmlSchemaComplexType();
        element.SchemaType = complexType;

        // <xs:simpleContent>
        XmlSchemaSimpleContent simpleContent = new XmlSchemaSimpleContent();
        complexType.ContentModel = simpleContent;

        // <extension base= "xs:string">
        XmlSchemaSimpleContentExtension extension = new XmlSchemaSimpleContentExtension();
        simpleContent.Content = extension;
        extension.BaseTypeName = new XmlQualifiedName("string", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema");

        // <xs:anyAttribute namespace="##targetNamespace"/>
        XmlSchemaAnyAttribute anyAttribute = new XmlSchemaAnyAttribute();
        extension.AnyAttribute = anyAttribute;
        anyAttribute.Namespace = "##targetNamespace";

        XmlSchemaSet schemaSet = new XmlSchemaSet();
        schemaSet.ValidationEventHandler += new ValidationEventHandler(ValidationCallbackOne);

        XmlSchema compiledSchema = null;

        foreach (XmlSchema schema1 in schemaSet.Schemas())
            compiledSchema = schema1;

        XmlNamespaceManager nsmgr = new XmlNamespaceManager(new NameTable());
        nsmgr.AddNamespace("xs", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema");
        compiledSchema.Write(Console.Out, nsmgr);

    public static void ValidationCallbackOne(object sender, ValidationEventArgs args)
Imports System
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Xml.Schema

Class XMLSchemaExamples
    Public Shared Sub Main()

        Dim schema As New XmlSchema()

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

        ' <xs:complexType>
        Dim complexType As New XmlSchemaComplexType()
        element.SchemaType = complexType

        ' <xs:simpleContent>
        Dim simpleContent As New XmlSchemaSimpleContent()
        complexType.ContentModel = simpleContent

        ' <extension base="xs:string">
        Dim extension As New XmlSchemaSimpleContentExtension()
        simpleContent.Content = extension
        extension.BaseTypeName = New XmlQualifiedName("string", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema")

        ' <xs:anyAttribute namespace="##targetNamespace"/>
        Dim anyAttribute As New XmlSchemaAnyAttribute()
        extension.AnyAttribute = anyAttribute
        anyAttribute.Namespace = "##targetNamespace"

        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", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema")
        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 used for the preceding code example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="IBM437"?>
<xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
	<xs:element name="stringElementWithAnyAttribute">
				<xs:extension base="xs:string">
					<xs:anyAttribute namespace="##targetNamespace"/>


An element can be declared with a type attribute that refers to a complexType element that defines the structure, content, and attributes of that element.


XmlSchemaComplexType() XmlSchemaComplexType() XmlSchemaComplexType() XmlSchemaComplexType()

Initializes a new instance of the XmlSchemaComplexType class.


Annotation Annotation Annotation Annotation

Gets or sets the annotation property.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaAnnotated)
AnyAttribute AnyAttribute AnyAttribute AnyAttribute

Gets or sets the value for the XmlSchemaAnyAttribute component of the complex type.

Attributes Attributes Attributes Attributes

Gets the collection of attributes for the complex type.

AttributeUses AttributeUses AttributeUses AttributeUses

Gets the collection of all the complied attributes of this complex type and its base types.

AttributeWildcard AttributeWildcard AttributeWildcard AttributeWildcard

Gets the post-compilation value for anyAttribute for this complex type and its base type(s).

BaseSchemaType BaseSchemaType BaseSchemaType BaseSchemaType

Gets the post-compilation object type or the built-in XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) data type, simpleType element, or complexType element. This is a post-schema-compilation infoset property.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaType)
BaseXmlSchemaType BaseXmlSchemaType BaseXmlSchemaType BaseXmlSchemaType

Gets the post-compilation value for the base type of this schema type.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaType)
Block Block Block Block

Gets or sets the block attribute.

BlockResolved BlockResolved BlockResolved BlockResolved

Gets the value after the type has been compiled to the post-schema-validation information set (infoset). This value indicates how the type is enforced when xsi:type is used in the instance document.

ContentModel ContentModel ContentModel ContentModel

Gets or sets the post-compilation XmlSchemaContentModel of this complex type.

ContentType ContentType ContentType ContentType

Gets the content model of the complex type which holds the post-compilation value.

ContentTypeParticle ContentTypeParticle ContentTypeParticle ContentTypeParticle

Gets the particle that holds the post-compilation value of the ContentType particle.

Datatype Datatype Datatype Datatype

Gets the post-compilation value for the data type of the complex type.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaType)
DerivedBy DerivedBy DerivedBy DerivedBy

Gets the post-compilation information on how this element was derived from its base type.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaType)
Final Final Final Final

Gets or sets the final attribute of the type derivation that indicates if further derivations are allowed.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaType)
FinalResolved FinalResolved FinalResolved FinalResolved

Gets the post-compilation value of the Final property.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaType)
Id Id Id Id

Gets or sets the string id.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaAnnotated)
IsAbstract IsAbstract IsAbstract IsAbstract

Gets or sets the information that determines if the complexType element can be used in the instance document.

IsMixed IsMixed IsMixed IsMixed

Gets or sets information that determines if the complex type has a mixed content model (markup within the content).

LineNumber LineNumber LineNumber LineNumber

Gets or sets the line number in the file to which the schema element refers.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject)
LinePosition LinePosition LinePosition LinePosition

Gets or sets the line position in the file to which the schema element refers.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject)
Name Name Name Name

Gets or sets the name of the type.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaType)
Namespaces Namespaces Namespaces Namespaces

Gets or sets the XmlSerializerNamespaces to use with this schema object.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject)
Parent Parent Parent Parent

Gets or sets the parent of this XmlSchemaObject.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject)
Particle Particle Particle Particle

Gets or sets the compositor type as one of the XmlSchemaGroupRef, XmlSchemaChoice, XmlSchemaAll, or XmlSchemaSequence classes.

QualifiedName QualifiedName QualifiedName QualifiedName

Gets the qualified name for the type built from the Name attribute of this type. This is a post-schema-compilation property.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaType)
SourceUri SourceUri SourceUri SourceUri

Gets or sets the source location for the file that loaded the schema.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaObject)
TypeCode TypeCode TypeCode TypeCode

Gets the XmlTypeCode of the type.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaType)
UnhandledAttributes UnhandledAttributes UnhandledAttributes UnhandledAttributes

Gets or sets the qualified attributes that do not belong to the current schema's target namespace.

(Inherited from XmlSchemaAnnotated)


Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to