Can't find Node sqlxmlCommand

Hi Experts,

I have an issue with sqlXMLCommand, can't find a Node in the schema.
I am running VB.Net Windows Forms App and the XSD is on the SQL server, sending it full UNC path.

Error: "XPath: unable to find /root in the schema."

I have attached the XSD file, but I am sure it is something to do with find it, rather than the file itself.

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Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click

        ' Load XML data from SQL Server directly into a DataSet
        Dim strConn As String = "Provider=SQLNCLI;Data Source=xxxxx;Initial Catalog=Dev;User Id=xxxx;Password=xxxxx;"

        ' Define the XML command
        Dim cmd As SqlXmlCommand = New SqlXmlCommand(strConn)
        Dim strmReader As StreamReader

        cmd.RootTag = "Root"
        cmd.CommandText = "InspectionWorkStatus"
        cmd.CommandType = SqlXmlCommandType.XPath
        cmd.SchemaPath = Me.txtSQLXSDPath.Text.ToString
        cmd.Namespaces = "xmlns:vms=''"
        cmd.ClientSideXml = True

        Dim ms As MemoryStream = New MemoryStream()


        strmReader = New StreamReader(ms)

        Dim strXML As String = strmReader.ReadToEnd
        Dim xDoc As New XmlDocument


        Dim strTestFileName As String = ""
        strTestFileName = "S:\DB CreationTools\Testing\tst_" & Format(Now(), "hh_mm_ddmmyyyy") & ".xml"

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Craig LambieAsked:
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The schema does not contain anything named "Root".
You want the RootTag to be "WorkPackage"?
Craig LambieAuthor Commented:
in XML validated against the Schema the root node is actually "InspectionWorkStatus" of which I have tried in that property already.

I am not sure what the problem is, but I thought the RootTag property was simply anything you wanted it to be.  On the example I found that works with Northwind it is just that.

Craig LambieAuthor Commented:
The answer is actually the namespace.

I changed the target namespace to be the correct Namespace, and then added the prefix to the code, this way I actually could use the Xpath Query engine and get it to work.
I then wrote some code to remove the BS root element the sqlxmlcommand adds as it is just annoying and in effective (for my uses)

Now I have completely valid XML from my annotated XSD file, totally query-able.

cmd.RootTag = "root"
            cmd.CommandText = "vms:InspectionWorkStatus[xxxx/xxxx='xxxx']"
            cmd.CommandType = SqlXmlCommandType.XPath
            cmd.SchemaPath = Me.txtSQLXSDPath.Text.ToString
            cmd.Namespaces = "xmlns:vms='' xmlns=''"
            cmd.ClientSideXml = True

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