NsXML plug-in (by rsegal)

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The plugin is attached for you to try out although quite buggy at this point. I'm getting a crash on shutdown of any installers I make with the plugin. I'm looking into it.

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Description

I'm using MSXML and SAX for the writer so this should allow for some pretty strict error checking when required plus it's probably the XML parser I know best. Note that it only does writing right now, I'm playing around with some stuff for how parsing might work. The API is pretty much a wrapper for an MSXML SAX writer instance so if you are familiar with that then you should have no troubles. I am still open for suggestions/request so if you have some please let me know this thing is far from done. You need MSXML 3 so make sure you have that. I'm not sure if you need a specific revision of the MSXML3.dll I'll see if I can find out.

DLL Functions

nsXML::init

Description

Intializes a bunch of MSXML parser instance stuff.

Example

nsXML::init

nsXML::startDocument

Description

Starts a document in memory.

Example

nsXML::startDocument

nsXML::endDocument

Description

Ends a document in memory.

Example

nsXML::endDocument

nsXML::startElem

Description

Start an element in the document, it'll insert something like "<Start>" but not the corresponding "</Start>" which of course is what endElem is for.

Example

None at this moment.

nsXML::endElem

Description

As I mentioned inserts the end element tag "</Start>" for example.

Example

None at this moment.

nsXML::elemVal

Description

Inserts a value for the current element. Should be preceeded by a call to startElem and proceeded by a call to endElem.

Example

None at this moment.

nsXML::insertElemVal

Description

Combines calls to startElement, endElement and characters to write an element into the XML document. In the example above.

Example

nsXML::insertElemVal "Hello" "123"

would insert <Hello>123</Hello> into the XML document

nsXML::write

Description

Writes the constrcuted XML doc out to the file you specify.

Example

nsXML::write "c:\temp.xml"

nsXML::initCOM

Description

Are only necessary if you don't use COM elsewhere in other plugins. Call CoInitialize and CoUninitialize respectively.

Example

nsXML::initCOM

nsXML::uninitCOM

Description

Is only necessary if you don't use COM elsewhere in other plugins. Calls CoUninitialize.

Example

nsXML::uninitCOM

Example Snippet

And here's an example script snippet which you should just be able to try out

    nsXML::initCOM
    nsXML::init
    nsXML::startDocument
    nsXML::insertElemVal "Hello" "123"
    nsXML::insertElemVal "Hel2lo" "1233333"
    nsXML::endDocument
    nsXML::write "c:\temp.xml"
    nsXML::uninitCOM

TODO

Other features I plan to add...

  • Search and replace on a specific element or value
  • Unicode support (not sure if this is possible with language tables or not but it would be really cool if you could do it)
  • support for DOM parser/writer
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