Xml – Free XML Formatting tool


Is there a free XML formatting (indent) tool available where I can past an XML string and have it formatted so I can read the XML document correctly?


Edit ~ I am using XML Notepad on Windows XP.

Best Solution

I believe that Notepad++ has this feature.

Edit (for newer versions)
Install the "XML Tools" plugin (Menu Plugins, Plugin Manager)
Then run: Menu Plugins, Xml Tools, Pretty Print (XML only - with line breaks)

Original answer (for older versions of Notepad++)

Notepad++ menu: TextFX -> HTML Tidy -> Tidy: Reindent XML

This feature however wraps XMLs and that makes it look 'unclean'. To have no wrap,

  • open C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\Config\tidy\TIDYCFG.INI,
  • find the entry [Tidy: Reindent XML] and add wrap:0 so that it looks like this:
[Tidy: Reindent XML] 
input-xml: yes