Using Notepad++ to validate XML against an XSD
Can someone explain how to use Notepad++ to validate an xml file against an xsd. There are no options in the "XML Tools" plugin dropdown that provides for specifying an XSD file. The XML plugin is installed properly in the plugins subdir and the 3 DLLs are copied to the Notepad++ EXE subdirectory. Other XML "validation" features work but there is no way to validate against an XSD.
In Notepad++ go to
Plugins > Plugin manager > Show Plugin Managerthen find
Xml Toolsplugin. Tick the box and click
Open XML document you want to validate and click Ctrl+Shift+Alt+M (Or use Menu if this is your preference
Plugins > XML Tools > Validate Now).
Following dialog will open:
.... Point to XSD file and I am pretty sure you'll be able to handle things from here.
Hope this saves you some time.
Plugin manager was not included in some versions of Notepad++ because many users didn't like commercials that it used to show. If you want to keep an older version, however still want plugin manager, you can get it on github, and install it by extracting the archive and copying contents to plugins and updates folder.
7.7.1 plugin manager is back under a different guise...
Plugin Admin so now you can simply update notepad++ and have it back.