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XML Schema Designer
Microsoft recently released XML Schema Designer Community Technology Preview (CTP). This is the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the XML Schema Designer. It is a graphical tool for working with XML Schemas. This CTP introduces XML Schema Explorer - a tool that helps you navigate, search and work with schema sets. XML Schema Explorer will automatically come up when you open or create an xsd file in Visual Studio. It is docked with the Solution Explorer tool.
String manipulation in VB2005 is fairly simple. However, things can get a little tricky with the double quote character. How do you look for it in a string? How can you insert into a string? How do you remove it from a string? These are questions that may lead to confusion if you don't know what you're looking for.
Ironically enough, in VB the double quote can also be used as an escape character when searching for it in a string. For example:
Dim strTest As String strTest = """123""" 'Displays "123" (double quotes appear in the final result) strTest = """""123""" 'Displays ""123" (double quotes appear in the final result) strTest = "test\""test" 'Displays test\"test strTest = "test""test" 'Displays test"test
In cases where you want to insert a double quote character, simply reference it unicode character designation, chr(34).…