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GUI editor for XML files

Joe Smith

Joined: Oct 31, 2007
Posts: 8
Hi all,

I'm wondering if there are open source GUI tools for editing XML files. What I need is a tool, preferably Java tool, which reads an XML file and shows a GUI representing the XML fields and lets the user to modify the data and save it back. A very good example of application of this tool is editing XML configuration files.


Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

Joe, there's lots of XML editors out there. Google for "xml editor" and you will find them. Why do you need an open-source XML editor, though? Are you planning on getting involved and improving it? If you're just looking for a free one, there's plenty.
Edwin Keeton
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Joined: Jul 10, 2002
Posts: 214

I'm using Liquid XML Studio, free version, for just a couple days now but so far have been pretty well satisfied.

William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
Years ago I bought XML Spy - worth every penny. It appears they now offer some free downloads.

I agree. Here's the link:
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