Importing XML files as easily as possible.

John 406 Reputation points
2023-09-05T09:33:30.0166667+00:00

I may have noticed that importing XML and XSD files into Visual Studio is not easy; it's complicated.

Can anyone provide me some steps on how successfully to import XML and XSD files into Visual Studio?

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  1. Oyinkansola Shoroye 25 Reputation points
    2023-09-05T16:59:47.3466667+00:00

    Hi, @John,

    To add XML file: Right-click your project in Solution Explorer, choose "Add" > "Existing Item," and select your XML file.

    To add XSD file (if needed) use the same method above.

    You can edit the XML file by double-clicking it in Solution Explorer.

    To associate XSD with XML, you can add this line to your XML file:

     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
       <YourRootElement xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="YourSchema.xsd">
    

    Visual Studio will validate and provide IntelliSense based on the XSD.

    You can then save your files.

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