Example applications for .NET
/samples/cs directory contains somer sample applications written in C#,
designed to illustrate use of the Saxon API available in the
In particular there are three programs
ExamplesEE.cs relevant to Saxon-HE, Saxon-PE, and Saxon-EE respectively; each shows
various ways of invoking XSLT, XQuery, XPath, and schema validation where appropriate. The idea
is that you should be able to cut and paste a suitable fragment of code into your own application
as a quick way of getting started.
The main value of these samples is in reading the source code rather than in actually running them;
however, running them is also a good check that your installation has been set up correctly.
a quick look at the comments in the source should enable you to see how they are executed.
Note that they all require the environment variable
SAXON_HOME to be set to the directory
where Saxon is installed: this is used to find the sample data files.
The example applications can be run from the command line. They take the following arguments:
-dir:samples - provides the name of the samples directory from the saxon-resources download. The default uses the SAXON_HOME environment variable - but it's normally best to supply this parameter explicitly.
-ask:yes|no - with ask:yes (the default), the application prompts after each test to ask if you want to continue.
-test:testname - supplies the name of the test you want to run, or "all" (the default) to indicate all tests.
Also in the same directory is an application
TestRunnerProgram.cs which is a test harness
for running the XSLT, XQuery, and XSD test suites published by W3C (in the case of XSLT, the test data is available
to W3C members only).