xs:complexType

Defines a top level complex type. Complex Type Definitions provide for: See more data at http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema11-1/#element-complexType.

Tip: A complex type which is a base type to another type will be rendered with yellow background.
xs:complexType properties
Property Name Description Possible Values Mentions
Name The name of the complex type. Always required. Any NCName Only for global complex types. If missing, will be displayed as '[complexType]' in diagram.
Base Type Definition The name of the extended/restricted types. Any from the declared simple or complex types. For complex types with simple or complex content.
Derivation Method The derivation method. restriction/ extension Only when base type is set. If the base type is a simple type, the derivation method is always extension.
Content The content of the complex type. simple/ complex For complex types which extend/restrict a base type. It is automatically detected.
Content Mixed Specifies if the complex content model will be mixed. true/false For complex contents.
Mixed Specifies if the complex type content model will be mixed. true/false For global and anonymous complex types.
Abstract When set to true, this complex type cannot be used directly in the instance documents and needs to be substituted using an xsi:type attribute. true/false For global and anonymous complex types.
Block Controls whether a substitution (either through a xsi:type or substitution groups) can be performed for a complex type, which is an extension or a restriction of the current complex type. This attribute can only block such substitutions (it cannot "unblock" them), which can also be blocked in the element definition. The default value is defined by the blockDefault attribute of xs:schema. all, extension, restriction, extension restriction, [Empty] For global complex types.
Final Controls whether the complex type can be further derived by extension or restriction to create new complex types. all, extension, restriction, extension restriction, [Empty] For global complex types.
Default Attributes Apply The schema element can carry a defaultAttributes attribute, which identifies an attribute group. Each complexType defined in the schema document then automatically includes that attribute group, unless this is overridden by the defaultAttributesApply attribute on the complexType element. true/false This property is available only for XML Schema 1.1.
ID The component id. Any id For all complex types.
Component The edited component name. Not editable property. For all complex types.
Namespace The component namespace. Not editable property. For all complex types.
System ID The component system id. Not editable property. For all complex types.