This section shows you how to navigate Schema View efficiently. We suggest that you try out these navigation mechanisms to become familiar with them.
Displaying the content model of a global component
Global components that can have content models are complex types, elements, and element groups. The Content Model View of these components can be opened in the following ways:
|•||In Schema Overview, click the Display Diagram icon to the left of the component name.|
|•||In either Schema Overview or Content Model View, double-click the element, complex type, or element group in the Components Entry Helper (screenshot below). This displays the content model of that component.|
If you double-click any of the other global components (simple type, attribute, attribute group) in the Components Entry Helper, that component will be highlighted in Schema Overview (since such a component would not have a content model).
In the Components Entry Helper, the double-clicking mechanism works in both the Globals and Namespaces tabs.
Going to the definition of a global element from a referencing element
If a content model contains an element that references a global element, you can go directly to the content model of that global element or to any of its contained components by holding down Ctrl and double-clicking the required element.
When the Last element is highlighted, all its properties are immediately displayed in the relevant entry helpers and information window.
Going to the definition of a complex type
Complex types are often used as the type of some element within a content model. To go directly to the definition of a complex type from within a content model, double-click the name of the complex type in the yellow box (see mouse pointer in screenshot below).
This takes you to the Content Model View of the complex type.
|Note:||Just as with referenced global elements, you can go directly to an element within the complex type definition by holding down Ctrl and double-clicking the required element in the content model that contains the complex type.|
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