newbie GUI schema editing question

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cfoster
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newbie GUI schema editing question

Post by cfoster » Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:03 pm

I'm a potential XML Spy convert, partly because of my long-standing love/hate relationship with it, and partly because I need something that runs on OS X.

I don't create XML Schemas very often, so I have to admit when I do I expect a fair amount of hand-holding from the editor I'm using. Probalby I'm just being daft, but I'm creating a new schema using the Editor perspective, and although I can add new components in the text pane at the bottom of the screen, I can't figure out how to do it graphically in the Diagram pane. My first inclination was to right-click, but that wasn't it. Then I rolled over all the buttons in the GUI to look at the tool tips. Finally I read the documentation, and didn't see any reference to this. As I said, possibly I'm just being daft. Is it simply the case that I can only edit the schema in the text pane, and the Diagram pane is simply a read-only view of the schema?

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Re: newbie GUI schema editing question

Post by sorin_ristache » Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:18 am

Hello,
cfoster wrote:Is it simply the case that I can only edit the schema in the text pane, and the Diagram pane is simply a read-only view of the schema?
Yes editing is done in the editor panel at the bottom and the diagram at the top provides only a Full Model view and a Logical Model view of the edited XML Schema or Relax NG schema. The Full Model view allows also editing the names of the elements and attributes by double-clicking on them.

Best regards,
Sorin

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Post by george » Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:53 am

Hi,

Support for editing using the contextual menu on the diagram is on our todo list. Right now as Sorin mentioned you can edit the name of the rendered component if you double click on that and also you can edit the attributes of the current element in the attributes view (you can find that in a tabbed pane together with the Project and Model views).

Best Regards,
George

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