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On-the-road: XML Viewer

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/10/26

When on the road without access to your most favourite XML editing tools, and you want to view a local XML file, you are a bit stuck.

The built-in XML viewing capabilities of Internet Explorer 6 and up give you those nice “To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this…” messages.
Disabling those messages makes your system a lot less secure, so that is not a real option.
This besides the lack for viewing UTF-16 encoded XML files in Internet Explorer (and getting the dreaded “Switch from current encoding to specified encoding not supported. Line 1, Position 40“).

So, in my toolbox is XML Viewer from MindFusion.

The beauty of this tool is that it is very easy to transform XML Viewer into a portable application:

  1. Install it from the XML Viewer download
  2. Copy the installed .EXE (usually in C:\Program Files\MindFusion Limited\Xml Viewer\XMLViewer.exe) to your favourite BIN directory.

Dead easy!

–jeroen

3 Responses to “On-the-road: XML Viewer”

  1. IL said

    So what are your favourite XML editing tools?
    Have you used XML Editor?

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