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Improved XML Editing in Dev Studio

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Whilst I do a lot of my "dummy" XML creation in Notepad++, it would be a real time-saver to have some proper XML support in all of the XML edit frames/dialogs in Dev Studio.

 

Specifically I would like to see:

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Dynamic error checking (i.e. as-you-type) with highlights to show where errors are found. Not just the current "invalid XML" message.
  • One-click XML prettify.
  • Monospaced font, at least as an option. This, by the way, is the only place I want to see a monospaced font in Dev Studio!
  • Show XPath at cursor -- generate a static XPath for the location under the cursor.
  • Automatic creation of matching tags.

 

There are some Java libs out there that do this kind of thing, so perhaps we can shoe-horn one of those in rather than try to write our own from scratch.

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