Earlier this week I had a requirement for displaying an XSD DataSet schema in my application to the end-user. I couldn’t find a free or relatively cheap component. All the items I came across were either too bulky (loads of functionality) or pricey. I was also looking for something along the lines of a user-control which I could drop on a form and wire-up. I decided to roll my own…after an hour I came up with this
I used Open Diagram engine…pretty much straight forward.
To keep things simple I didn’t mess with the XSD schema via XML. I just loaded the schema into a dataset object and pass it to the control I created
DataSet ds = new DataSet();
XsdExplorer1.SetDataSet = ds;
When I have some time I’ll add a property grid and probably use docking windows…and “Foreign-Key” references on the diagram. This was just a quick solution.