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sathya kumar
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Joined: Jul 19, 2011
Posts: 7
Hi All,
I want to know is there any ant editor for ant scripts(build.xml)?
Thanks in advance.
Peter Johnson
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I use Eclipse and it provides an editor for Ant: syntax highlighting, command completion, keyword suggestion, etc. I suspect that NetBeans, IntelliJ IDEA, and other Java IDEs also provide this capability.


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sathya kumar
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Joined: Jul 19, 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks Peter.
Is there any separate editor for ant?Not with IDE.
Peter Johnson
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Notepad++ will give you syntax highlighting and with the XML addon will get you block completion (example: you type "<copy>" and it will fill in the "</copy>"). And it lets you create code snippets (such as the <copy> or <target> blocks. But you won't get the auto suggestion and auto complete that IDEs will give you.
Tim Holloway
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There's probably something available for Emacs, as well. But then again, there are those who claim that Emacs is an OS that pretends to be a text editor.


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