Downloading and Installing Notepad++ with XML Tools

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install Notepad++ on Windows system; and how to add the XML Tools Plugin in Notepad++.

Step 1: Downloading and installing Notepad++ - This is easy and quick.

1. Go to Notepad++ Website at notepad-plus-plus.org, and click "Download". You see a list of Notepad++ versions and download options.

2. Click "Notepad++ Installer 64-bit x64" to start downloading the installer file "npp.7.7.Installer.x64.exe". Save it to the desktop.

3. Double-click "npp.7.7.Installer.x64.exe" on the desktop. You see "Welcome to Notepad++ v7.7 Setup" window showing up.

4. Follow the setup instruction to continue installation. And make sure to keep "Plugins Admin" checked on the "Choose Components" screen.

After the installation is done, Click "Start" button to find the "Notepad++" program to start it.

Installing Notepad++ with Plugin Admin
Installing Notepad++ with Plugin Admin

Step 2: Installing XML Tools Plugin - "XML Tools Plugin" is not included in the default installation of Notepad++. So you need to install it with the Plugin Admin.

1. Start Notepad++ and click "Plugins > Plugin Admin" menu. You see a list of available plugins showing up.

2. Find "XML Tools" in the "Available" list and make it checked.

3. Click "Install" in the top right corner to install "XML Tools" Plugin to Notepad++.

Installing XML Tools Plugin to Notepad++
Installing XML Tools Plugin to Notepad++

Step 3: Verify XML Tools Plugin - Once "XML Tools Plugin" is installed, you can verify it by looking at its commands:

1. Start Notepad++ again.

2. Click menu "Plugins > XML Tools" menu. You see a list of XML Tools commands showing up.

XML Tools Plugin Commands in Notepad++
XML Tools Plugin Commands in Notepad++

Now you are ready to play with the XML Tools Plugin in Notepad++.

In case your version of Notepad++ comes with no Plugin Manager, you need to following these steps to install the Plugin Manager (Thanks to SilverM-A, who provided these steps as comment in the Web version):

1. Download the Plugin Manager ZIP file from https://github.com/bruderstein/nppPluginManager/releases

2. Unzip the ZIP file and place the PluginManager.dll file in the Notepad++ plugins directory.

3. Place the gpup.exe in the updater directory under your Notepad++ program directory (e.g. "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater").

4. Restart Notepad++.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of XML (eXtensible Markup Language)

 XML File Syntax

 XML File Browsers

 XML-JSON Document Conversion

 DOM (Document Object Model) Programming Interface

 SAX (Simple API for XML) Programming Interface

 DTD (Document Type Definition) Introduction

 Syntaxes of DTD Statements

 Validating an XML Document against the Specified DTD Document Type

 XSD (XML Schema Definition) Introduction

 Syntaxes of XSD Statements

 Validating XML Documents Against Specified XML Schemas

 XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) Introduction

 XSLT (XSL Transformations) Introduction

 Java Implementation of XSLT

 XPath (XML Path) Language

 XSLT Elements as Programming Statements

 Control and Generate XML Element in the Result

 PHP Extensions for XML Manipulation

 XML Notepad - XML Editor

XML Tools Plugin for Notepad++

 What Is XML Tools Plugin for Notepad++

Downloading and Installing Notepad++ with XML Tools

 Converting XML in Pretty Print Format

 XSD Validation and Error List

 XSLT Transformation

 Other XML Tools Functions

 XML Plugin Packages for Atom Editor

 XML 1.1 Changes and Parsing Examples

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 Full Version in PDF/EPUB

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