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Generate classes from XSD, now integrated with a guidance package!

eXtensible mind, July 22, 2005
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Generating classes from XSDs, and being able to customize the process has been a favorite topic of mine for a while. Now there's a Guidance Package that Matias wrote for that very purpose, using the a...

Visual Studio 2005 Custom XSD for Intellisense

MrDaves (David Yack) Blog!, January 3, 2006
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One of the cool features of VS 2005 is how easy it is to add your own XML schemas so that you can get intellisense.  Recently we started building one for our report generator that has a pretty c...

Generate C# attributes for XMLSerialization based on XSD schema

Marc's Musings, February 14, 2006
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This cool tool will take an XSD schema and generate C# or VB.Net classes with the appropriate attributes such that doing an XML serialization of the class will result in valid XML per the schema. X...

Inheritance and the Entity Framework

K. Scott Allen, December 18, 2007
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Here is an excerpt of the schema for the top level of OdeToCode: The Community_ContentPages table carries all of the data needed by every type of content like moderation flags, published date, and ...

SQL SERVER - 2005 - List All The Constraint of Database - Find Primary Key and Foreign Key Constraint in Database

Journey to SQL Authority with Pinal Dave, September 16, 2007
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Following script are very useful to know all the constraint in the database. I use this many times to check the foreign key and primary key constraint in database. This is simple but useful script fro...


SQL Server 2005 Distilled, November 20, 2005
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SCHEMA_ID can be used to find out the schema id associated with a schema name, while the SCHEMA_NAME function returns the schema name associated with the specified schema id. If no parameter is passed...

New DEMO page for Telerik Reporting

the telerik blogs, July 17, 2009
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For a while now, we've been thinking about trying to distinguish between the concept of a QSF (Quick Start Framework) and a Demo. As you know, we call our Demos a QSF, because people can use it to get...

Flat File Schema and Early Termination

Integration through Biztalk, August 29, 2006
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For those who have worked with Flat File Schemas, must have used or at least heard the property called "Early Termination". This Property is exposed with Biztalk SP2 but otherwise it can only be edi...

Model First or Schema First

the telerik blogs, June 22, 2009
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Telerik OpenAccess ORM let you work your preferred way: either you start with your object model and Telerik OpenAccess ORM generates/maintains your database schema for you, or just start with your exi...

OFX Data parsing in .NET

Rick Strahls WebLog, February 1, 2007
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Im working on a project that needs to import a score of financial information using the OFX protocol which are used by Quicken and Money. When I started out on this I was glad to see that these protoo...

XSDObjectGen ++ ?

All About Interop, October 10, 2006
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If you model your data types in XSD, then maybe you have used xsd.exe, in the .NET Framework SDK.  It can generate a .NET class from an XSD, and so can be really useful in the general domain of "...

How is the mapping from xsd to DataSet done

monogatari, April 16, 2004
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I am trying to rewrite DataSet.ReadXmlSchema(). There had been great prior art named XmlSchemaMapper by Ville Palo, but since at the time he wrote up that class, there was no complete XML Schema stac...

Flatten your WSDL with this Custom ServiceHost for WCF

All About Interop, September 23, 2008
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Yesterday I mentioned using a custom service host to flatten the WSDL that is generated by a WCF service.  This is something Christian showed us all how to do a long while ago, to improve interop...

WSDL Imports without WSDL.exe

Rick Strahls WebLog, February 12, 2009
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A couple of weeks back I have been working on a Web Service client tool for COM clients. With the SOAP Toolkit DOA one of the things that old (for me most FoxPro apps of clients) apps need to do is ac...

Using Search Folders in Outlook 2007 for GTD

simon.says, March 11, 2009
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One of my favorite features of Outlook 2007 is Search Folders.  A Search Folder is a dynamic folder, automatically populated based on a query.  For example, a Search Folder can be used to sh...

BizTalk messages based on .NET types instead of Xsd schemas

David Hurtados Integration Traces, June 1, 2005
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Abstract: You can create a BizTalk message from a custom .NET class, instead of using an Xsd schema. This practice has some pros and cons. Lets see Usually, the most common process is to start cr...

XmlSchemaSet Thread Safety

XmlTeams WebLog, April 27, 2009
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Here's a good word of warning: even if an object "feels" read-only because you're not calling code to modify it, if it's not documented as safe for use from multiple threads, then you shouldn't risk...

Service Modeling Language based on XML Schema and Schematron

Signs on the Sand, August 7, 2006
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Microsoft, BEA, IBM, Cisco, Intel , HP etc mix XML Schema, Schematron and XPointer to create a draft of the Service Modeling Language (SML) used to model complex IT services and systems, including the...

Validating XML Files Against XSD Schemas in .NET 1.x and 2.0 - The #1 ASP.NET Community, August 14, 2006
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Validating XML files is a common task in software development for developers. There are three ways to validate XML files: XSD Schema, DTD and Relax NG. In .NET XSD Schema is the preferred way to valid...

Managing XSD Files - if you must have them

Steven Smith, September 5, 2007
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For an admin application I've been working on, we're using a third party reporting tool to serve up reports to our users over the Internet.  The reports have a nice designer that works with XSD f...

BizTalk Mapping Design Template

Stephen Kaufman's WebLog, December 10, 2007
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I visit a lot of customers and I hear many of the same questions.  One of the most common at the beginning of a project is how do I document and design the transformations.   I have created ...

XSD Duration - Recent Patterns, August 1, 2008
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This expression was derived from Mike Cromwell's version, which matches the XSD schema duration built in type as defined by This version adds named capture...

Powerful DAL Code Generation For .NET - SchemaCoder v1.6

ASP.NET Announcements, November 8, 2008
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      Powerful Data Access Layer Code Generation For .NET There are few areas of software development more tedious and error prone than writing data access layer code. There are al...

Tailspin Spyworks Ecommerce Application and Tutorial Updated on CodePlex !

MS-Joe, November 15, 2010
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Just a note to let folks know that Ive updated both the code and the tutorial for the tailspin Spyworks sample app at It includes bug fixes, additional step d...

XML Schema Designer - Content Model View

XmlTeams WebLog, February 16, 2009
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The new XML Schema Designer (see this previous blog post for a d/l location to the CTP) offers four views over XML Schema Sets: XML Schema Explorer, Graph View, Content Model View, and Start View.&nbs...

New XSD Functionality in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta 1

XmlTeams WebLog, May 12, 2008
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We’re thrilled to announce that today the new XML Schema Explorer is included in the Orcas SP1 Beta release for Visual Studio 2008. We previously released a CTP showcasing a subset of the XML Sc...

Essential Subtext 1.9.2 Crib Notes

youve been HAACKED, October 26, 2006
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Reading over my last blog post, I realized I can be a bit long winded when describing the latest release of Subtext. Can you blame me? I pour my blood, sweat, and tears (minus the blood) into this pro...


The Code Project Latest Articles, November 12, 2007
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Entity Framework Supported Mapping Scenarios White Paper

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., August 17, 2008
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From Microsoft Entity Framework Supported Mapping Scenarios Writer: Asad Khan Published: July 2008 Applies To: Entity Framework Summary: This white paper enumerates the supported mapping sc...

Accessing Infopath fields, a simpler way.

Sahil Malik -, December 1, 2007
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What is the conventional way you'd access fields in an infopath form in VSTA code? XPathNavigator myNavigator =     this.MainDataSource.CreateNavigator().SelectSingleNode( ...

Troubleshooting BlogML - Schema

Keyvan Nayyeri, September 15, 2007
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In the first post of my series about BlogML troubleshooting I gave an introduction to BlogML troubleshooting in general.  In this post I want to talk about issues related to BlogML schema and spe...

Understanding XML Schema Sets in the XSD Designer

XmlTeams WebLog, June 4, 2009
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We have recently blogged about the new XML Schema Designer and the various views over schemas offered by it. We visit here the concept of schema sets, which are actually the central organizing concept...

XSD, RELAX NG and Why We Didn't Ship System.Xml.IXmlType

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life, November 30, 2004
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Tim Bray has a post entitled More Relaxwhere he writes I often caution people against relying too heavily on schema validation. After all, I say, there is lots of obvious...

Basic Contract-First WebServices With XSDObjectGen New Articles, June 1, 2006
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Sample illustration of XSDObjectGen technique for developing WebService object classes....

XML Schema Explorer Channel 9 Session

XmlTeams WebLog, November 6, 2008
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Beth Massi and Yang Xiao did a great Channel 9 session that centered on XML Literals and the XML Schema Explorer. Check the session out here. One thing that doesnt come across in the video is that the...

LINQ to XSD Alpha 0.2

XmlTeams WebLog, February 21, 2008
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Im happy to announce that today we are re-releasing the LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.2 for Visual Studio 2008. The previous preview release of LINQ to XSD targeted Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2008 but did ...

XML Schema Facets

XmlTeams WebLog, May 31, 2007
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I have received a number of requests over a period of time asking how to get all the facets defined on simple types or complex types with simple content in an XML Schema. I recently wrote a ...

Publish Your Database as Silverlight in 15 Minutes

The Code Project Latest Articles, March 27, 2009
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Guide to creating very cool Silverlight application from any database schema in 15 minutes...

LINQ to XSD now available on CodePlex

XmlTeams WebLog, June 3, 2009
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We are happy to announce that we are releasing the sources for LINQ to XSD on CodePlex  at LINQ to XSD allows you to program with strongly-typed classes  based...

Contract First and XSDObjectGen

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, July 5, 2005
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I have been a fan of the concept of ""Contract First"" development, particularly where XML - based messages can encapsulate the data. This works not only for webservices, but for most any type of...

RailsConf Europe Notes: JRuby

XML-BLOG, September 15, 2006
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Why Go to Sun? Work on JRuby full time Opportunity to make real progress Sun folks get it, want Ruby to succeed Java people need Ruby What is JRuby 100% Java implementation of Ruby, Ruby on JVM ...

Recording of my Active Directory 2008 R2 Webcast Now Available

Brian Desmonds Blog, April 30, 2009
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If you weren't able to make the webcast that Laura and I did last week on What's New in Active Directory for Windows Server 2008 R2, there is now a recording available that you can watch any time. Add...

Scheming for Schema

Eric Gunnersons C# Compendium, March 11, 2008
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As many of you know, we already provide access to the schema for the healthvault types through the Type Schema Browser and the Raw XML API reference page. If those pages don't do exactly what you wan...

configuration entry intellisense

hongmeigs WebLog, October 16, 2006
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Wondering how do you ever get intellisense while writing configuration files using VS? Here is why? All the scchemas for VS are defined at {...}\VisualStudio\bin\i386\xml\schemas\dotNetConfi...

Transfer data from server to client

The Code Project Latest Articles, September 18, 2009
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How to transfer the data from server database to client database,If both have same schema...

XSD Custom Build Provider causes strong bodily reaction

benjaminms blog, September 2, 2005
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Strong bodily reactions are a great way to measure the impact of new technologies. While many US technical conferencecrowds like clapping when they see new features demoed, I think ...

MSchema and Decorator Tables

Marquee de Sells: Chriss insight outlet, November 11, 2008
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The one where Shawn Wildermuth explores the MSchema syntax that looks like inheritance but isn't (since inheritance has no meaning in a structurally type language)....

Shawn Wildermuth on Oslo

Marquee de Sells: Chriss insight outlet, December 30, 2008
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Shawn's been doing a bunch of Oslo work on his web site: Using Classifications in MGrammar's Intellipad in which Shawn talks about how to add syntax highlighting in Intellipad for instances of y...

All about WSDL, Types and Section 5 Encoding (again)

Softwaremaker, October 24, 2008
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Ahhh ... it has been a while, hasnt it ? My life is just torn between working with bits of 2, beats of 4 and nucleotides of 4. But while challenging, it has been really fun. As spoken to a friend t...

Soft-deletes are bad, m'kay?

Frans Boumas blog, February 19, 2009
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Have you ever ran into database tables with a field which is used to mark if a row has been 'deleted' ? Probably. These fields are used to implement 'soft-deletes'. For the soft-delete impaired, a qui...