I have been remiss about talking about the ongoing and upcoming content on the MSDN XML Developer Center. The most interesting recent article has been Priya’s Generating XML Documents from XML Schemas. In this article she provides a tool that allows you to generate sample documents that validate against a particular schema. This is very useful if you have a schema document but would like to see what a valid instance of that schema looks like. This is one of those tools I’d love to see added to the XML editor in Visual Studio. The one caveat is that her tool requires .NET Framework v2.0 beta 1 or higher to run.
The next couple of articles we have scheduled include an overview of how to use EXSLT to make one more productive as an XSLT developer by Oleg Tkachenko, an implementation of XPathNavigator over the ADO.NET DataSet by Arpan Desai, and an introduction Daniel Cazzulino’s implementation of Schematron for the .NET Framework by myself.
I’m currently working on the content plan for the next quarter of the year and would like to know what articles people have liked and would like to see in the future. Also if you are interested in writing for MSDN about XML technologies on Microsoft platfortms go ahead and send me an email at my work address.