Formatting XML with Notepad++

When there is need for a fast and powerful editor I really like Notepad++ [1]. But it bugged me a bit that there isn’t a function for formatting XML.

Recently I stumbled over the plugin “XML Tools” [2] which added the desired functionality. Like!

Two small drawbacks:

  • the default shortcut for formatting is set to CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+B … seriously ?? Anyone out there who can use that shortcut without a cramp in his fingers ?? Fortunately you can simply change that in the shortcut-dialog…
  • the plugin formats if and only if the XML is syntactical correct


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Rolf Engelhard


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