Microsoft XML Notepad 2007

If you need to quickly edit or browse XML files, even big complex ones, then you may want to download the freebie Microsoft XML Notepad 2007. It’s essentially a tree-view editor/browser, with nice search, move/nudge, drag and drop, and more. It also supports search and replace using regular expressions and XPath, and has a diff tool that you can use to compare XML files. And very cheap too, just download it!

6 responses to “Microsoft XML Notepad 2007”

  1. Derek P. Avatar
    Derek P.

    sweet! I thought they gave up on this product, had no idea they still made it. Thanks!

  2. Phillip Kerman Avatar
    Phillip Kerman

    I’ve been using "Beta 1.5" for a long time–I can never seem to find the download link when I want it. But I think it’s still up there I believe. I mention it only because the version linked above requires .Net 2.x. I don’t know–it’s just something I prefer not to install on all my machines.

  3. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Phil, and I just installed .NET 3 this morning! 😉
    — Ben

  4. barry.b Avatar

    awww… so it won’t run on my Mac, I take it?

  5. KEVIN BENORE Avatar

    What? Not an Eclipse plug-in? How disappointing!

  6. Brian Kurzius Avatar
    Brian Kurzius

    I just ran into serious problems using XML Notepad and ColdfusionMX7. I have an xml file that I created in Dreamweaver CS3. Everything was working fine until I opened the file in XML Notepad and made a small change. As soon as I uploaded the file and tried to parse it using XMLParse(), I got this error:
    "An error occurred while Parsing an XML document. Content is not allowed in prolog"
    …and sure enough when I viewed the xml in VI, XML notepad had added special characters before the opening node.
    Is there something I need to do to prevent this from happening? In the XML the opening declaration was:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

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