Using SyntaxEdit as Xml editor (with schema)?

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Posted 15 years ago by THONA
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Hello,

is there any sample code for using SyntaxEdit as XML editor with a schema? You know, where you do not only have syntax highlighting for the XML part, but also support things like intellisense et al based on a schema, so that the user has more help to create "proper" XML files.

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Posted 15 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Yes, that is an excellent suggestion. It currently highlights XML but we do have plans to try and make the 4.0 version work by reading an XSD schema to populate member lists.


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Posted 15 years ago by THONA
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Is there any way to get this behavior with a relatively recent version( 2.0, 2.5, 3.0)? With some things to get someone started?

It basically was dumped on my feet today as a requirement.
Posted 15 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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You should be able to do that sort of thing if you write a semantic parser that examines the tokens that are created by the lexical parser.

What you described though is exactly what we plan on implementing in the future.


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Posted 15 years ago by THONA
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Do you have a timeframe?

I have a CMS here that basically is supposed to get XML data field capabilities with a Schema :-)
Posted 15 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Well first thing is to get 3.0 launched. That will be very soon.

Then we'll begin work on 4.0 but not sure of a timeframe yet. We want to support better parsing for other languages like C# as well.


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Posted 15 years ago by THONA
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Not good enough for this :-)

Do you know any XML editor on the market? Anything goes for this - this is more a "getit out of the door, then make it really great in version 2", and version 2 is a year away.

My main problem is the now, without writing a schema parser myself :-)
Posted 15 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Sorry don't know of any.


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Posted 15 years ago by Ashton - Developer, Schema Solutions LLC
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We use XML Spy for some of our items. XML Spy also has a decent XSL debugger. For straight XSL debugging, I actual prefer Xselerator from MarrowSoft. Great for stepping through XSL transformations.

If all you want is XML editing with intellisense based off of an XSD, Visual Studio 2003 will do this. When I edit the language files for SyntaxEditor in VS2003, it gives me intellisense for the document because of the schema located in the directory.

SyntaxEditor is basically a building block for custom apps but it sounds like you are wanting an app such as SPY or some other product.
Posted 15 years ago by THONA
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None of these can be inte´grated into your own application and redistributed, right?

What I need is a component. Something to put into our program.
Posted 14 years ago by byperman - Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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I developed a working XMLeditor using SyntaxEditor in about a month in a project for learning C#, so it's not impossible ;)
Posted 13 years ago by Immo Landwerth
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Quote:
we do have plans to try and make the 4.0 version work by reading an XSD schema to populate member lists.


Are there any news to this topic?

We would love to edit XML and having member completion for the XSD schema.
Posted 13 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Immo,

Sorry but not yet. We have a couple of projects going on right now and the VB.NET language for the .NET Languages Add-on is our top language priority. After that we'll probably get back on the XML add-on.


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The latest build of this product (v2020.1 build 0400) was released 1 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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