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« on: April 29, 2008, 02:25:47 PM »

If money was no object, I would use oXygen as my XML editor. But at $300 I cannot justify purchasing it. I am curious what XML editors you folks use on the Windows platform.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 02:27:03 PM »

Try this one:
XML Notepad 2007 from Microsoft
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 04:36:40 PM »

Do some "google-ing" for the following (free) XML editors:
- PetersXMLeditor (freeware)
- xmlcopyeditor (sourceforge.net)
- XMLstudio (freeware and payware)
- EditiX XML (freeware and payware)

Now I'm not totally sure, but I believe that the 'Komodo Edit' application also had (quite) extensive XML support.

Never liked the speed from XML Notepad 2007, opening XML files is very slow compared with the editors above. YMMV though.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 06:02:22 PM »

Personally I use Notepad++ - might not be so hot for heavy-duty editing, but whenever I do anything even remotely heavy-duty with XML, it's either import or export and thus machine-generated...
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 06:17:25 PM »

@ f0dder:
If you have to generate XSD's from XML's or vice versa, then you will appreciate the existence of these type of editors (especially when building an adapter for the Microsoft BizTalk server from the ground up).  tellme

But for casual/minor editing of XMl's, Notepad++ will do an excellent job  smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008, 12:23:16 PM »

I just edit in Editplus. I don't usually do much heavy XML stuff unless I'm doing it directly in code. And since I'm doing it in code, I know it very well and Editplus does the trick.

I suppose any decent text editor would work.

However, I don't ever deal with XML with serialized data inside... That would be a different story.
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 05:22:01 AM »

One more vote for notepad++
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008, 02:30:41 PM »

Thanks for your input. I've been poking around with a few tools, but not enough yet to provide even a basic thumbs up or down review. One tool is focused on using XPath. Until I can use it enough to feel comfortable recommending it, you may want to spend 10-15 minutes and view their flash demo and website.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2008, 10:36:46 PM »

For light stuff I use Notepad++, but for serious XML work Altova's XMLSpy is the heavy hitter.
A unique feature I like is the ability to graphically display the structure of xml schema (really handy when developing to a particular XML file type), and their Gridview gives a nice graphical display of raw xml data too.
If you do enough XML work to justify the purchase price, I'd highly recommend XMLSpy, although it's hardly a steal at €399 currently.



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