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XPath Visualizer


XPath Visualizer is a simple tool, that lets you execute a XPath query and see the results. The .Net 3.5 is required to use the tool .



  • Load the XML document from a filesystem file, from an HTTP URL, type it in, or paste (Ctrl-V).
  • Automatically detect and display the XML namespaces in use, in the document, including those with and without explicit prefixes
  • XPath query validation.
  • Remembers 10 most-recently used XPath queries.
  • automatically inject the default xml namespace into query expressions
  • visualize the XPath query execution results on the XML document
  • Easy scroll through the matched nodes of an XPath query
  • strip XML namespaces from any document
  • Remove matched nodes in the document
  • Reindent or reformat XML
  • After modifying the XML in any way, you can save the modified XML document to a new file

Download XPath Visualizer (Codeplex)

6 free online editors for your site

FCKeditor this HTML text editor brings to the web much of the power of desktop editors like MS Word.


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Damn Small Rich Text Editor – very small text editor.Built on top of well known JQuery library.


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TinyMCE -Cross platform HTML WYSIWYG text editor .Supports templates, easy localizable and can be extended using plugins


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HotEditor – browser-based rich text editor that provides an advantage in simplifying the workload and providing options for integration to forum software


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WYMeditor – simple cross platform XHTML  web editor


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SPAW Editor is a web based in-browser WYSIWYG editor control enabling web site developers to replace a standard textarea html control with full-featured, fully customizable, multilingual, skinable web based WYSIWYG editor.


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sdedit – Quick Sequence Diagram Editor

My coworker(his blog is located here) pointed me to this tool and I found it very useful.Quick Sequence Diagram Editor is a tool for creating UML sequence diagrams from textual descriptions of objects and messages that follow a very easy syntax.

Below you may see a syntax example for Sequence Diagram shown in screenshot – it’s very intuitive and easy to understand.


The tool supports actors, constructors, destructors, threads and on-diagram comments that can be used to represent conditions or loops.
Diagrams can be exported in PNG format.

Quick Sequence Diagram Editor


Download sdedit

Please choose a file named "sdedit-light_no_export_library.exe" to run the sdedit on a Windows Platform. The exe file is wrapped around a Java archive (you still need Java 5 or higher).)

Technorati tags: diagram, uml, tools

CodePlex Source Control Client

The CodePlex team has announced the additional Source Control Client on their blog today.The CodePlex Client is a command line source control client for CodePlex site users. It supports working offline in a traditional edit-merge-commit style. It requires MS .NET 2.0.The short introduction present the way you will typically use the CodePlex Client.


  • Automated Merging
  • Anonymous Access
  • Patch Support

Download CodePlex Client

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Technorati tags: TFS, CodePlex, Release, tools

Validation Application Block – 4 tutorials

The CTP of Enterprise Library 3.0 was released last Friday.One of the new application blocks it contains is a Validation Application Block for validating classes in your applications.David Hayden wrote 4 tutorials on how to use it:

Technorati tags: validation, dotnet, c#, tutorial

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