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developerWorks: Harness the Power of XML with Eclipse

Apr 15, 2003, 05:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pawel Leszek)

"A multitude of XML plug-ins have been developed, and new ones are created all the time. This article focuses on the plug-in called XMLBuddy, because its feature-rich set contains most of the functions needed for XML document development. We do touch on other plug-ins when they provide a richer set of user options for specific tasks. This article will familiarize you with the basic XML editing features, but bear in mind that Eclipse is a dynamic frameset that puts an endless array of tools and features at your fingertips.

"Eclipse already includes source code for a very primitive XML editor that offers only XML syntax highlighting. It extends classes included in the org.eclipse.ui.editors package, which provides a standard text editor and a file-based document provider for the Eclipse Platform. This simple XML editor serves as a code example that you can use as a base for your own Eclipse XML plug-ins. Its source code can only be generated from the Eclipse project wizard, and you will need to compile it yourself as described here..."

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