You can also perform read-only validation of XML content using the XPath Document class. The Validity property can be used to determine whether or not an individual attribute or element is valid when accessing attributes or elements with the XPath Navigator. The XML document is validated successfully as it is loaded without generating any schema validation errors or warnings.
The Xml Document class does not validate an XML document using either DTD or XML schema definition language (XSD) schema validation by default. Note When an XML document is loaded into an Xml Document object with an associated schema that defines default values, the Xml Document object treats these defaults as if they appeared in the XML document. The example then makes two modifications to the XML document that are invalid according to the schema.
The validating Xml Reader object is then used to create the Xml Document object.
The following example validates the file as it is loaded into the Xml Document object by creating the Xml Document object using a validating Xml Reader object.
It only verifies that the XML document is well formed. Message) End Try End Sub Shared Sub Schema Validation Handler(By Val sender As Object, By Val e As Validation Event Args) Select Case e. This means that the Is Empty Element property always returns The Validate method of the Xml Document class validates the XML document contained in an Xml Document object against the schemas specified in the Xml Document object's Schemas property and performs infoset augmentation. XPath Class Validate Example Shared Sub Main(By Val args() As String) Dim document As Xml Document = New Xml Document() document. Add(" "contoso Books.xsd") Dim validation As Validation Event Handler = New Validation Event Handler(Address Of Schema Validation Handler) document. The first modification inserts an invalid child element resulting in a schema validation error, and the second modification sets the value of a typed node to a value that is invalid according to the type of the node resulting in an exception.