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Editing Xml Schema

Xml schema is used when xml based communication is needed between different systems, the xml schema is used to describe the structure of an xml document.  In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to edit an xml schema using Liquid XML Studio.
Working with Liquid XML Studio is very straightforward because of its design view feature which is user friendly, and very easy to use.
For this I am using Simple Book Store Project which has some default values, the output looks like this:


The Schema Looks Like this :


Now if Another Column is to be added (Distributor), you need to change the xml schema to make your xml document valid. Using Liquid Xml Studio, we can open the schema document, in the design view of the xml schema you can see the structure of xml document there you can do your changes by editing the nodes . To add another node you, follow below steps.

  • Right Click on the Schema Root
  • Select Add Child
  • Child Type is Complex Type in the Design view part of Liquid Xml Studio


Name it as Distributor.

Distributor can have several attributes as distributor name, distributor city etc.

Let’s create few of them.

Let’s say the full name is coming from 2 different columns in the database so you can combine them in one node by using sequence which will concat the values and display it one string. Sequence can be used for other data types also.

To create a sequence you can use same procedure .Right Click on the node on which you need to create child sequence and under “Add Child” select sequence.

Now add child elements to the sequence like Distributor Name, Distributor Organization Name

After adding few fields it looks like this:


Lets make Some changes in XSLT file so that it can be shown in the html page.


And Html Page with some dummy values look like this:


So by doing all the changes in xml schema we get this output:


So by using Liquid XML Studio you can edit the XML schema and change the structure of the XML Document used in any communications.

XMLQuire – a free light XML Editor


This XML Editor is the result of a rethink on one of the very fundamental principles of the way we edit XML text, namely XML formatting.In this editor, no tab or space characters are used for XML indentation. Instead, the left-margin adjusts continuously to ensure the XML always appears properly formatted. The editing experience is quite different from normal, because as you edit XML, you will find that the XML reflows into new formatting patterns continuously, even
when the XML structure is altered significantly, there’s no ‘reformat’ button to press.


  • Support for Windows XP or later
  • Syntax-highlighting and auto-completion
  • Schema validation and schema-aware completion lists
  • XPath Editor with auto-completion and full predicate/function tracing
  • DTD caching
  • Regex powered Find and Replace with preview
  • Special Print Preview with XML print formatting options
  • Recent Files list with preserved state replaces document tabs
  • Left-justified alternative view option
  • Multi-process and Multi-monitor editing windows
  • Smart trimming of formatted XML for import compatibility with existing editors
  • Synchronized element outline tree and sibling node value list

web-screen XMLQuire can be downloaded from

An alternative to WinDbg – Debug Analyzer.Net

WinDbg is a tool that allows you to analyze in detail any program problem, especially when the VS2008 is not available or can not be used. Despite the fact that it has existed for many years, the use of WinDbg can not be called simple and intuitive. So let me present a very interesting alternative.Debug Analyzer.NET is a debugging tool to analyze memory dumps using plug-ins written in .NET framework


  • Analysis Reporting – Create .NET based Plug-in to run analysis against a well defined Object Model to generate html reports
  • Instant Analyzer  – Write your analysis code in Code Editor and hit F5 to compile and execute your analysis so that you can see the results instantly.
  • Interactive Debugging – Ability to easily write Analysis commands just like Windbg but in .NET.
  • Visualizers – Write Plug-in to present the data as graphs, datagrid .
  • Helpers – Plug-in GUI which provides a way to write your own utility for other popular tools.



You need to install .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile

Supported Versions of CLR

  • .NET 2.0 (and 3.x) memory dumps.
  • Support for .NET 4.0 and Silverlight coming soon.

Download Debug Analyzer.Net

SlimTune – an open source profiling and performance analysis tool for .NET applications

SlimTune is a open source profiler and performance tuning tool for .NET based applications, written in C#, VB.NET. It provides nice set of powerful features, such as remote profiling, real time results, multiple plugin-based visualizations. The source code of SlimTune is available under the terms of the MIT License.The tool is nice free alternative to an commercial profiler.


  • Live Profiling – reports results while your code still running
  • Remote Profiling – perform profiling proccess from a different computer
  • SQL Database Storage – all results stored in SQL database
  • Multiple Visualizations – different ways to present profiling results
  •  Plugin Support – write your own visualization plugin
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Download SlimTune profiling tool

XPath Visualizer


XPath Visualizer is a simple tool, that lets you execute a XPath query and see the results. The .Net 3.5 is required to use the tool .



  • Load the XML document from a filesystem file, from an HTTP URL, type it in, or paste (Ctrl-V).
  • Automatically detect and display the XML namespaces in use, in the document, including those with and without explicit prefixes
  • XPath query validation.
  • Remembers 10 most-recently used XPath queries.
  • automatically inject the default xml namespace into query expressions
  • visualize the XPath query execution results on the XML document
  • Easy scroll through the matched nodes of an XPath query
  • strip XML namespaces from any document
  • Remove matched nodes in the document
  • Reindent or reformat XML
  • After modifying the XML in any way, you can save the modified XML document to a new file

Download XPath Visualizer (Codeplex)

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