XML Editor


Syntax Expansion

Expands common block structures (if, for, while,...) when the initial keyword is typed. For example, when "if" is typed followed by a space, SlickEdit inserts the parentheses for the condition and the braces. You can define additional structures to be expanded.


Large Files

SlickEdit will allow you to edit XML files larger than available memory, up to 2TB - depending on system resources.


Auto Close

Typing "</" in SlickEdit will automatically close the open item, and indent the closing tag properly.


Dynamic Surround

Surround existing lines of code with block statements or tags. Dynamic Surround allows you to expand a block after syntax expansion, using the arrow keys to move the end of the block up or down. Surround With allows you to select lines and then choose a block structure or tag.


XML Validator

SlickEdit's XML Validator tells you where the problems in your XML code are.


Defs Tab

SlickEdit's Defs Tab gives you a powerful overview of the currrent file, showing all the functions and globals in a file and highlights the function that the cursor is currently in. Double clicking an item will take you there immediately. List items alphabetically or by line number.

See more cool tagging related features here .



The built-in beautifier allows very fine-grained control over source formatting options for XML, HTML, C++, Objective-C, Java, JavaScript, Groovy, PHP, Python, and System Verilog. You can pick from one of several pre-existing profiles and save your modifications to create your own profiles. Source can be beautified on demand using any of the profiles and can be configured to beautify as you type using your preferred beautifier settings.



Automatically formats line selections when pasted. The pasted code is formatted to match the indentation of the new location and the brace style adjusted to match your settings. This also starts Dynamic Surround.


Syntax Indent

When you press Enter in SlickEdit, the cursor does not just go to the beginning of the line. It goes where it belongs. This works even for complicated statements.


Code Templates

Use to automate the creation of common code elements, like a standard class implementation or design patterns. You can create templates for a whole file or multiple files.

Code Templates