If you are one who is involved in working/creating/viewing a lot of XML files and XSLT transforms – you need something more than Notepad & IE. You need a professional XML Editor like Altova XMLSpy or Visual Studio 2005, but they can tend to be very expensive for simple XML tasks. Microsoft after 8 years has reintroduced a new version of its free XML Editor called “XML Notepad”. Give it a try.


  1. Microsoft XML Team blog post about XML Notepad – blogs.msdn.com/xmlteam/archive/2006/09/05/741251.aspx
  2. MSDN Documentation on XML Notepad – msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnxmlnet/html/xmlnotepad.asp>
  3. Download XML Notepad Installation Package – Size: 3.29MB (Requires .NET Framework 2.0 Runtime) – www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=72D6AA49-787D-4118-BA5F-4F30FE913628

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