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Console Window and XmlSchema

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Good Afternoon:

I have two questions I was hoping someone can help me with.

1. I've created a app that creates a xml file; the project was constructed
as a console window. I want to know is there anyway to suppress the console
window from showing? One of the options is I have is to generate the xml file
without showing the console window. Even though I'm not calling the Console
it still flashes. Any suggestions. I plan on running this exe as a scheduled
task. Is there a better method in doing that; like should it be a library
(dll) file? Would a dll run as a scheduled task?

2. The xml file that I'm creating needs a schema. Is there any good
information on how to create the schema for such a file? It's a simple xml
file with that's in the following format:

<main>
<record>
<name>Joe Smith</name>
.... other elements
</record>
<record>....
</main>
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Jun 27 '08 #1
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"Terrance" <Te******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
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Good Afternoon:

I have two questions I was hoping someone can help me with.

1. I've created a app that creates a xml file; the project was constructed
as a console window. I want to know is there anyway to suppress the
console
window from showing? One of the options is I have is to generate the xml
file
without showing the console window. Even though I'm not calling the
Console
it still flashes. Any suggestions. I plan on running this exe as a
scheduled
task. Is there a better method in doing that; like should it be a library
(dll) file? Would a dll run as a scheduled task?
What do you care if the Console application is showing the console?
So, you have it running as an unattened scheduled task, there is nothing
wrong with that.

No, you can't schedule a DLL to run by itself. A DLL must be hosted by an
EXE that's using the DLL. The Task Scheduler knows nothing a about the DLL
interfaces. Only a program/exe that was written by the developer to use the
DLL would know about the DLL's interfaces and methods, and the Task
Scheduler doesn't know them.
>
2. The xml file that I'm creating needs a schema. Is there any good
information on how to create the schema for such a file? It's a simple xml
file with that's in the following format:
There are plenty of articles on Google or Dogpile.com

Jun 27 '08 #2

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I'm looking for some examples for creating a schema programmatically. I've
searched using Yahoo and found articles in creating a schema in the IDE of VS
but nothing programmatically.

The reason I don't want the console to flash was because it may be
distracting for the user. I'm trying to make the app user friendly as
possible.
--
TC
"Mr. Arnold" wrote:
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"Terrance" <Te******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:26**********************************@microsof t.com...
Good Afternoon:

I have two questions I was hoping someone can help me with.

1. I've created a app that creates a xml file; the project was constructed
as a console window. I want to know is there anyway to suppress the
console
window from showing? One of the options is I have is to generate the xml
file
without showing the console window. Even though I'm not calling the
Console
it still flashes. Any suggestions. I plan on running this exe as a
scheduled
task. Is there a better method in doing that; like should it be a library
(dll) file? Would a dll run as a scheduled task?

What do you care if the Console application is showing the console?
So, you have it running as an unattened scheduled task, there is nothing
wrong with that.

No, you can't schedule a DLL to run by itself. A DLL must be hosted by an
EXE that's using the DLL. The Task Scheduler knows nothing a about the DLL
interfaces. Only a program/exe that was written by the developer to use the
DLL would know about the DLL's interfaces and methods, and the Task
Scheduler doesn't know them.

2. The xml file that I'm creating needs a schema. Is there any good
information on how to create the schema for such a file? It's a simple xml
file with that's in the following format:

There are plenty of articles on Google or Dogpile.com

Jun 27 '08 #3

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"Terrance" <Te******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:97**********************************@microsof t.com...
I'm looking for some examples for creating a schema programmatically. I've
searched using Yahoo and found articles in creating a schema in the IDE of
VS
but nothing programmatically.
Programmically create a XSD to do what? The XSD is based off an existing XML
file. The XML is validated against its XSD. You change the the XML file, you
create a XSD from it in VS 2008 or some other XML tool, and you validate the
XML file's data and tags against its XSD programmically to veryify that the
XML is correct when using the XML in a program..
>
The reason I don't want the console to flash was because it may be
distracting for the user. I'm trying to make the app user friendly as
possible.
Then you use a Windows Service application that doesn't use a console. It
runs unattended in the background, uses a thread process on a timer event,
the tread executes, its processes and goes back to sleep until the elapsed
time event for the thread fires again to start the process over --- in
intervals.

>
"Mr. Arnold" wrote:
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"Terrance" <Te******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:26**********************************@microso ft.com...
Good Afternoon:

I have two questions I was hoping someone can help me with.

1. I've created a app that creates a xml file; the project was
constructed
as a console window. I want to know is there anyway to suppress the
console
window from showing? One of the options is I have is to generate the
xml
file
without showing the console window. Even though I'm not calling the
Console
it still flashes. Any suggestions. I plan on running this exe as a
scheduled
task. Is there a better method in doing that; like should it be a
library
(dll) file? Would a dll run as a scheduled task?

What do you care if the Console application is showing the console?
So, you have it running as an unattened scheduled task, there is nothing
wrong with that.

No, you can't schedule a DLL to run by itself. A DLL must be hosted by
an
EXE that's using the DLL. The Task Scheduler knows nothing a about the
DLL
interfaces. Only a program/exe that was written by the developer to use
the
DLL would know about the DLL's interfaces and methods, and the Task
Scheduler doesn't know them.
>
2. The xml file that I'm creating needs a schema. Is there any good
information on how to create the schema for such a file? It's a simple
xml
file with that's in the following format:

There are plenty of articles on Google or Dogpile.com

Jun 27 '08 #4

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