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I'm looking for a free alternative to Stylus Studio which is a visual XML editing tool.

Here are my requirements:

  • Tree view of XML
  • Some type of visual "blocks" view of XML files (I only found this feature in Stylus Studio until now)
  • Create XML snippets from XSD (including multi-XSD with more than one file)
  • Xpath query support
  • Preferably cross-platform

I've already tried XML copy editor, but it does not work for me

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    Have a look on XML Notepad from Microsoft. I don't know about XPath and Snippets, but I has a working Tree view. – Marcel Sep 10 '15 at 14:57
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    Here's the Link: xmlnotepad.codeplex.com – Marcel Sep 10 '15 at 15:30
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I think that XmlSpy or Liquid XML Studio accomplishes the requisites, but I'm not sure about the multi-XSD. However, the applications I mentioned are paid products.

I think you should consider that it could be an impossible task to find a free open-source application that accomplishes all those requisites you need.

Anyways, here below is a table from Wikipedia that compares a lot of free and paid XML IDEs, it mentions/compares some of the requisites you need.

If a freeware solution exists, it should be in this list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_XML_editors

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  • Thx for your advice and thank you very much for this table. I googled for it with many terms and never found this table. I'll take a look in the "CAM: Content Assembly Mechanism". – James Oct 16 '15 at 17:00
  • After sometime searching for it, I conclude that is indeed impossible to find a free good alternative for Stylus Studio, so the best way is get some paid option. Let's try – James Nov 19 '15 at 12:59

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