Edit XML File Dialog
This dialog enables you to make configurations to an XML File. You can create and edit elements and attributes, change the XML structure and others.
Manage general XML file settings
Select the XML file in the left tree and you will be able to edit general file settings in the File Settings Tab.
Manage XML file install parameters
Select the XML file in the left tree. The install parameters can be modified from the Install tab.
Creating a new XML element
Use the “New Element” context menu option or press the Insert key while an existing XML element is selected in the tree in order to create a child node. The newly created element has an Element Settings tab and an Attributes tab.
Creating a new XML comment
Use the “New Comment” context menu option. The newly created element has a "Comment" tab. Under this tab, in the "Text" field, you can specify the comment text.
This string is of Formatted Type and can be edited using Smart Edit Control.
Creating a new XML element removal
Use the “New Element Removal” context menu option. You can configure this operation from its Element Removal tab.
Renaming an XML element or comment
Use the “Rename” context menu option or press the F2 key while a tree item is selected.
Removing an XML element or comment
Use the “Delete” context menu option or press the Delete key while a tree item is selected.
The root element cannot be deleted and must match the root element of the file being updated (if any).
Moving an XML element up, down, left or right
Use the “Move Up”, “Move Down”, “Move Left” or “Move Right” tree context menu items or press Shift + Up, Shift + Down, Shift + Left or Shift + Right. When moving to the left, the element will be moved after the last element of its parent element. When moving to the right, the element will be moved after the last child element of the element before it. You can also move elements and comments by drag and drop.
If an element or component is dragged when the Shift key is pressed, it will be copied to its new location rather than moved. All its child elements and attributes will also be copied (duplicate).
- The order in which the elements appear in the tree is very important as it is used during the XML update process and should match the order of the elements from the XML file being updated.
- You can bulk edit or delete elements by selecting them in the tree using Ctrl+Click or Shift+Click shortcuts.
Escaping special XML characters
Read more in XML escaped characters.
- XML File Settings Tab
Configure general XML file settings.
- XML File Install Tab
Configure installation settings for the XML.
- Permissions Tab - XML Files Page
How to set permission for XML files.
- XML Element Settings Tab
Configure general element settings
- XML Element Removal Tab
Configure an XML element removal operation.
- XML Element Attributes Tab
Edit the attributes for an XML element.
- Test XML File
Test an XML Operation
- XML escaped characters
Escaping XML special characters.