AttachedSchema Class

Attached Custom XML Schema.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:attachedSchema.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


Public Class AttachedSchema _
    Inherits StringType
Dim instance As AttachedSchema
public class AttachedSchema : StringType


[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] attachedSchema (Attached Custom XML Schema)

This element specifies that the custom XML schema whose target namespace matches the value specified in the val attribute should be associated with this document when it is loaded, if such a schema is available to the hosting application. Applications can also load and utilize any additional schemas as well as those explicitly mentioned here. [Note: These custom XML schemas can then be used to validate the structure of the custom XML markup in the document, etc. end note]

If no elements of this type are present, then no custom XML schemas have been explicitly associated with the contents of this document.

[Example: Consider the following WordprocessingML fragment from the document settings:

<w:attachedSchema w:val="" />
<w:attachedSchema w:val="" />

The attachedSchema elements specify that two custom XML schemas with namespaces of and should be associated with the custom XML markup in the current document. end example]

Parent Elements

settings (§



val (String Value)

Specifies that its contents contain a string.

The contents of this string are interpreted based on the context of the parent XML element.

[Example: Consider the following WordprocessingML fragment:

  <w:pStyle w:val="heading1" /> 

The value of the val attribute is the ID of the associated paragraph style's styleId.

However, consider the following fragment:

  <w:alias w:val="SDT Title Example" />

In this case, the decimal number in the val attribute is the caption of the parent structured document tag. In each case, the value is interpreted in the context of the parent element. end example]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_String simple type (§

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_String) is located in §A.1. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

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.

See Also


AttachedSchema Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing Namespace