XMLTreeEdit displays XML files as tree views and allows basic operations: adding, editting and deleting text nodes and their attributes.

The main goal is providing a simple tool to create/edit XML configuration files for users without knowledge of XML.

Built in Free Pascal Lazarus, which allows easy compilation for different target platforms.
Currently binary executables were produced and tested on Windows (XP, 7) and Ubuntu Linux (GTK2).

For developers: there are two units listed separately to support XML configuration files in your application:
XMLfile.pas - Lazarus/Free Pascal
uXMLConfig.pas - Delphi (2007..XE2)


  • XMLFile - an independent unit to read/write XML-based configuration files, much like INIFile; available as a separate download
  • No XML text displayed - all editing is made over tree view representation. Program logic maintains XML file integrity.
  • Available commands for XML tags: Add, Edit, Delete, Rename, Move to another position on the tree, Copy to another position, Copy from separate "reference" XML document
  • Available commands for Comments: Add, Edit and Delete.
  • Text node is not separated from its container tag; it can contain virtually everything - supported features include multi-line editor, reading file name from file dialogue, loading content of text or binary file, reading RGB colour value from color dialogue.
  • Search facilities, including search through text values.
  • Second window with independent "reference" XML file; supported commands are Copy Name, Copy Text, Copy the node with all its children and attributes.
  • Very customisable - the program has two XML configuration files.
  • Supports language translation - the only tool required to make a new translation is XML Tree Editor itself.

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  • Wish I could vote with more than 5 stars. With so many outdated, super-over bloated, super expensive XML editors, this one is so darn simple, effective, it just does what I needed: a way to move and edit XML nodes with no frills, no time wasted, no 1000000 "self-believe-smart" features that alter the XML and make the XML consumer software crash. It reminds me of the simple yet effective Notepad++. Bravo!

  • Very helpful. I made a few extraneous configuration/platforms in several .csproj and .vcxproj files. It was easy to dig out 'encoding="uft-8"' from the headers to use the XML Tree Editor. XML Tree Editor then made it easy and less error prone to replicate OutputPath nodes and remove unneeded, unused config/platform PropertyGroup's. Now I have clean solutions that build again.

  • I am currently dealing with many variants of XML files and I was looking at ways to see each and every one in a tree view aspect. In addition, I am planning to introduce a methodology coined IPALM (Intelligent Project Assistant in Life Cycle Management) that will use the capabilities of the tree view editor. XML Tree Editor delivers.

  • Wonderful little utility. Thank you for filling the gap between those heavyweight canones and simple text editors. This is just what the doctor ordered :)

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Additional Project Details


English, Russian

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, System Administrators, Developers

User Interface

Gnome, Win32 (MS Windows), GTK+

Programming Language

Delphi/Kylix, Lazarus, Free Pascal