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spyro

Reply to: XMetal 6: Support für XSD-Annotation / Schematron / XPath 2.0 / CSS2 / VS etc.

Hello Derek and thanks for your quick answer,

To 2.)
I know about this feature but it really doesn't fit our needs:

[img]http://55qig7yi.multipic.de/xmetal_q1.png[/img]

There is way to little space for nearly any useable description. Is there any way to expand this?

To 3a)
Right. We need a function so select nodes or content in relation the the active selection like

[code]selection.getNodesByXpath(“ancestor::*sample_element[1]”)[/code]

I'm currently using XMetaL Author Developer 5.0 with Visual Studio 2005:
[img]http://55qig7yi.multipic.de/xmetal_2.png[/img]

I simply can't find the method getNodesByXpath within the selection-object. I only know a workaround like

[code]selection.selectNodeContents(selection.ContainerNode.getNodesByXpath(“ancestor::sample_element[1]”)(0))[/code]

To 3b)

Hmm, ok. That's really sad because VS is now 2 versions ahead and the problem exists for more then 5 years now… But thanks anyway for this information.

To 4)
Ok, I see.

To 5)
You are right, of course. But I am not able to edit the code while debugging it, step back, run the line again and so on (like in the IDE of VBA for example).

Secondly I wonder if I can send command directly to XMetaL. When trying to to this via the input window with commands like  msgbox selection.ContainerName  they are not executed.

[img]http://55qig7yi.multipic.de/vs.png[/img]
(Translation: “The statement can not be processed while running in execute code”).

When trying to debug XMetaL scripts from VS I got this message in the beginning (the build process is executed anyway and XMetaL starts up normally after this):
[img]http://55qig7yi.multipic.de/vs2.png[/img]
(Translation: “Scriptcode can not be debugged. Illegal function.”)

I am not really familiar with the internals of Visual Studio, so if you could give me some help here…

Thank you in advance,
spyro

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