Thursday, March 02, 2023

New Release - Liquid Studio v20.2.5

Announcing Liquid Studio v20.2.5:

  • Added new Gradient Fill option to the Graphical XML Schema Editor and the Graphical JSON Schema Editor options dialog
  • Fixed issue with the Use Shadow option in the Graphical JSON Schema options dialog
  • Fixed issue where empty fields produced casting errors in the Data Mapper Excel Reader Component. Empty fields now create empty sequences unless the data type is a string
  • Fixed issues with the Schematron validator not containing error details in the validation error reports
  • General Fixes

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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

New Release - Liquid Studio v20.2.4

Announcing Liquid Studio v20.2.4:

  • Added new options to look in All Open Documents, All Open Documents (and References), and Entire Project (and References) in the Find in Files tool
  • Added .jsons file extension to all JSON Schema filters
  • Improved performance of the Project Tree
  • Fixed issue with using Shift Key to select items in Project Tree
  • Fixed issue with running the JSON Schema Documentation Generator from the Start Page Wizards
  • Fixed issue with xs:anyType handling and mixed handling in Liquid XML Objects
  • Fixed issue with setting DoubleFormatOverride value on the LxWriterSettings in Liquid XML Objects
  • Fixed issue pasting values into numeric textboxes
  • Fixed issue with caret offset in Large File Editor
  • General Fixes

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

New Release - Liquid Studio v20.2.2

Announcing Liquid Studio v20.2.2:

  • Fixed issue in setting Max Clipboard Size for Large File Editor
  • Fixed issue handling unresolved attribute refs in XSD Editor
  • Fixed issue with XML exception handling in Liquid Data Diff
  • Fixed issue reading XElement data where element has no trailing whitespace in Liquid XML Objects
  • Fixed issue for handling mixed content in complexTypes based on simpleTypes in Liquid XML Objects
  • General Fixes

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Monday, January 09, 2023

New Release - Liquid Studio v20.2.1

Announcing Liquid Studio v20.2.1:

  • Added option to generate Mixed content items as an xsd:any (XElement) or to ignore them when generating code in Liquid XML Objects
  • Added ‘Union’ and ‘List’ Simple Type Contents as notes on Attributes in the Graphical XSD Editor
  • Fixed issue with finding text within Annotations and other issues in the Graphical XSD Editor
  • Fixed issue where default values were ignored when converting an XSD to a JSON Schema
  • General Fixes

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Lists and Arrays in XML with Liquid XML Objects

We recently received a support ticket with a question with regards to defining arrays in XML and using them within the C# code generated from Liquid XML Objects.

XML Schema (XSD)

The following demonstrates XML Schema (XSD) two ways to do this, either using an attribute list or a list of elements.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<!--Created with Liquid Studio (>
<xs:schema elementFormDefault="qualified" xmlns:xs="">
    <xs:element name="MyData">
                <xs:element name="Name" type="xs:string" />
                <xs:element name="UIntData" type="xs:unsignedInt" minOccurs="10" maxOccurs="10" />
            <xs:attribute name="ByteData" use="required">
                    <xs:list itemType="xs:byte" />


XML Data

The following XML data is valid against the above XML Schema (XSD) and demonstrates a list of values in the ByteData attribute and a list of values as UIntData elements.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- Created with Liquid Studio ( -->
<MyData xmlns:xsi="" 
        ByteData="16 -23 -125 -114 50 -14">


XML Data Binding Source Code (C#)

If you use Liquid XML Objects to generate code from the XSD, you will see the following properties in the generated code to access the array data:

// attribute list will use...
public System.SByte[] ByteData { get; set; } = new System.SByte[] {};

// element list will use...
public List<System.UInt32> UIntData { get; } = new List<System.UInt32>();

What is Liquid XML Objects?

Liquid XML Objects provides a direct replacement for Microsoft Visual Studio's xsd.exe with better XSD 1.0 standard support and support for W3C XSD 1.1.

Liquid XML Objects Features

  • Fully Integrated as a Microsoft Visual Studio extension.
  • Generates an easy to use class library for C# and Visual Basic .Net.
  • Replace xsd.exe with better XSD 1.0 support and adds support for XSD 1.1.
  • Generate simple light weight classes which follow the structure of the XML.
  • Supports .Net Core, .Net Standard and .Net Framework
  • Supports W3C XML Schema for XSD 1.0 and XSD 1.1 standards.
  • Support for the most complex XML standards.
  • Royalty free distribution of compiled code and runtime.

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