Tuesday, November 28, 2006


XML Notepad 2007

Microsoft has released XML Notepad 2007. The design of the previous version, XML Notepad 2006, is explained in detail on MSDN.

Handy features include:

  • Tree View synchronized with Node Text View for quick editing of node names and values.

  • Incremental search (Ctrl+I) in both tree and text views, so as you type it navigates to matching nodes.

  • Cut/copy/paste with full namespace support.

  • Drag/drop support for easy manipulation of the tree, even across different instances of XML Notepad and from the file system.

  • Infinite undo/redo for all edit operations.

  • In place popup multi-line editing of large text node values.

  • Configurable fonts and colors via the options dialog.

  • Full find/replace dialog with support for regex and XPath.

  • Good performance on large XML documents, loading a 3mb document in about one second.

  • Instant XML schema validation while you edit with errors and warnings shown in the task list window.

  • Intellisense based on expected elements and attributes and enumerated simple type values.

  • Support for custom editors for date, dateTime and time datatypes and other types like color.

  • Handy nudge tool bar buttons for quick movement of nodes up and down the tree.

  • Inplace HTML viewer for processing xml-stylesheet processing instructions.

  • Built-in XML Diff tool.

The source code should be on CodePlex but I have not been able to find it yet...

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