How to: Create an XML Schema in Visual Basic .NET

This section describes how to create an XML schema by using Visual Basic .NET.

The code example shows how to create an XML schema by using the XmlSchemaCollection object. The Text property, which defines the XML schema collection, contains several double quotation symbols, which are replaced with the chr(34) string.

Creating an XML Schema

  1. Start Visual Studio 2005.

  2. From the File menu, select New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project Types pane, select Visual Basic. In the Templates pane, select Console Application.

  4. (Optional) In the Name box, type the name of the new application.

  5. Click OK to load the Visual Basic console application template.

  6. On the Project menu, select Add Reference item. The Add Reference dialog box appears. Select Browse and locate the SMO assemblies in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Assemblies folder. Select the following files:





  7. On the View menu, click Code.-Or-Select the Module1.vb window to display the code window.

  8. In the code, before any declarations, type the following Imports statements to qualify the types in the SMO namespace:

    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
  9. Insert the code that follows this procedure into the main program.

  10. Run and build the application.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server()
'Reference the AdventureWorks database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")
'Define an XmlSchemaCollection object by supplying the parent database and name arguments in the constructor.
Dim xsc As XmlSchemaCollection
xsc = New XmlSchemaCollection(db, "MySampleCollection")
xsc.Text = "<schema xmlns=" + Chr(34) + "" + Chr(34) + "  xmlns:ns=" + Chr(34) + "http://ns" + Chr(34) + "><element name=" + Chr(34) + "e" + Chr(34) + " type=" + Chr(34) + "dateTime" + Chr(34) + "/></schema>"
'Create the XML schema collection on the instance of SQL Server.

See Also


Using XML Schemas

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance