Options - General - Custom Validation Engines

You use this page of the Options dialog box to specify settings for validation engines you want Stylus Studio to use. You can also use this page to create a custom validation engine. Custom validation engines that you add to Stylus Studio are displayed on the Validate Document drop-down list in the XML Schema editor.



Specify or select the absolute path of the command that starts the validation engine. This can be a .exe, .bat, or .cmd file.


Specify any arguments required by your validation engine. For typical arguments, such as path, directory, name, extension, or classpath, click .

Initial directory

Specify the directory that you want Stylus Studio to use to find any files needed to start your process.


Define any paths required to execute the validation engine. You do not need to specify paths that are already in your PATH environment variable.


You use the Classpath field to specify the required classpath for the custom validation engine.

To enter a classpath, type the value or click Browse to the right of the field.

Prompt for arguments

If you specify any arguments here, then after you select the validation engine from the Validate Document drop-down list, Stylus Studio displays a dialog box that prompts for the arguments.

Supports Validation of XML

Whether or not the custom validation engine supports validation of XML.

Supports Validation of XML Schema

Whether or not the custom validation engine supports validation of XML Schema.


Define a new custom validation engine.

Delete the selected validation engine.

Move the selected validation engine one place up in the list of custom validation engines. The order of the validation engines here determines the order of the selections in the Validate Document drop-down list.

Move the selected validation engine one place down in the list of validation engines.

Browse the file system.

Display a pop-up list of variables.

For More Information

Custom XML Validation Engines

Registering a Custom Validation Engine

Configuring a Custom Validation Engine

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