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I'm playing lately with an XSL-FO for generating a pdf documents.
XSL-FO has a long list of available tags and attributes, which for a new guy who want to create a simple document is a nightmare to find a proper one.
Fortunatelly we can set an schema for XSL-FO, so will result in acquire a full intellisense in VS.

For a simple *.fo file, we can set the path to the schema directly in file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>







We can of course use the build in VS XML Schemas selector. To use it, we must copy the schema file to the Schemas catalog (defaut path for VS2012 is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Xml\Schemas).

Then we can go to Properties of the opened xml/xslt file and set the new added schema to file:










From now, we should have an enable intellisense as shown below:




Posted on Saturday, October 6, 2012 10:10 PM XSL FO | Back to top

Comments on this post: Setting XSL-FO XML Schema in Visual Studio

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I beleive liquid xml studio ( also has a plugin for visual studio so should make for a neat way to validtae your schema, it also has intellisense, syntax highlighting etc, have you heard of liquid studio and do you think its any good?
Left by mike on Oct 10, 2012 2:47 PM

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no, I've never heard of liquid studio. I'm using xml only occasionally and I'm using a vs for it
Left by Łukasz Kuryło on Oct 18, 2012 7:28 PM

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