How to Format XML Files in Notepad ++

Notepad ++ is known as the free text and source code editor which is commonly used by the programmers. It is an updated version of default Notepad which is compatible with 50 programs, scripts and markup languages. It permits the user to edit the source codes inside the menu tabs in a particular menu. But the users are facing the difficulties to edit XML cod. If you want to format XML files in Notepad ++, then follow the instructions mentioned below.

Here’s How to Format XML Files in Notepad ++

•    Add Plugin Manager from Github

  1. Open the link of GitHub which is Plugin Manager.
  2. Select the 32bit or 64-bit zip file for the downloading process, and it depends on the Notepad ++.
  3. Start extracting the zip file through the WinRAR.
  4. Go to the extracted folder.
  5. In case you do not have WinRAR, go to the zipped folder.
  6. Pull the zipped folder to any other location.
  7. You will get the two folders which are titled as “plugins” and “updater” located in the extracted folder.
  8. Find the Notepad ++ folder in any other menu:

C:\Program Files\Notepad++

  • You will get the same-titled folder located in the Notepad ++ directory, start copying the files by going to the extracted folders.
  • Now, you need to paste the copied files in a Notepad ++ folder.
  • After completing all these steps, start the Notepad ++ again.
  • Find the Plugin Manager by going to the Plugins menu.

•    Install the XML Tools Plugin Using Plug Manager

  1. Go to the Notepad ++  by clicking twice on the shortcut.
  2. Press on the Plugins option.
  3. It is located in the menu box.
  4. Select the Plugin Manager option.
  5. Click on the Show Plugin Manager option.
  6. Now, you will get the menu list of all the plugins which are available now.
  7. After that, find the XML Tools.
  8. Choose the plugin option.
  9. Press on the Install option.
  10. Now, you will get the option to start the Notepad ++ again once you have installed it.
  11. Go to the XML file.
  12. Start copying the code in a new window.
  13. Press on the Plugins option.
  14. After that, select the XML Tools option.
  15. Click on the Pretty Print (XML only – with line breaks) option.
  16. The Pretty Print option helps you to choose any other format.

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