XML Notepad

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XML Notepad
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XML Notepad 2007
Original author(s) Chris Lovett, Michael Corning, Dan Doris[1]
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release 1 September 2006; 9 years ago (2006-09-01)
Stable release 2.6 [2] / 29 November 2014; 11 months ago (2014-11-29)
Written in C#[1]
Operating system Windows 2000 and later[3][4]
Platform .NET Framework 2.0[1]
Type XML editor
License Microsoft Public License
Website xmlnotepad.codeplex.com

XML Notepad is an open-source XML editor written by Chris Lovett and published by Microsoft.[1] The editor features incremental search in both tree and text views, drag/drop support, IntelliSense, find/replace with regular expressions and XPath expressions, and support for XInclude.[1][3] The editor has good performance on large XML documents and has real time XML schema validation.[1] The editor also features an HTML viewer for displaying XSLT transformation results and a built-in XML comparison tool.[5]

The program's source code was made available on CodePlex on 20 April 2007.[6]


The original XML Notepad was written in 1998 by Murray Low in C++, but was eventually removed from Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) due to its lack of support for modern XML standards and no maintenance. However, because of high demand, a replacement was written in C# by Chris Lovett using the System.Xml library of the .NET Framework 2.0.[1]

XML Notepad 2007 was released eight months after the release of XML Notepad 2006. The new version featured several bug fixes, Windows Vista compatibility and updated Aero-style computer icons.[7]

XML Notepad 2.6 was released in 2014 containing various bug fixes reported by community on codeplex. It was also updated to use .NET Framework 4.0.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Lovett, Chris (August 2006). "XML Notepad 2007 Design". MSDN. Microsoft. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.lovettsoftware.com/downloads/xmlnotepad/Updates.xml
  3. ^ a b "XML Notepad 2007". Download Center. Microsoft. 5 September 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "XML Notepad 2007 2.5". Download.com. CBS Interactive. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Lovett, Chris (5 September 2006). "XML Notepad 2006". Microsoft XML Team Blog. Microsoft. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Lovett, Chris (20 April 2007). "XML Notepad Source Code on CodePlex". Microsoft XML Team Blog. Microsoft. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Oiaga, Marius (23 November 2006). "Microsoft Unveils XML Notepad 2007". Softpedia. SoftNews. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 

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