[oXygen-user] XPath from Project context menu

Markus Flatscher
Fri Aug 20 12:06:15 CDT 2010

+1 from me—I would find this very useful as well.

(If I understand correctly, a variation of an RFE I brought up some time 
ago: support for using XPath builder against multiple project files, cf. 
here http://www.oxygenxml.com/forum/topic3584.html )


Wendell Piez wrote:
> Hi,
> One of the features I use most in oXygen is, of course, the XPath 
> evaluation toolbar.
> Another is the context menus in projects, for validating files or 
> sets of files (against their own or ad-hoc schemas), transforming 
> them and what not.
> I can't believe I've worked all this time without wanting to query 
> XPath over a file set directly from the Project View.
> But actually I have. It's just that I usually write a little XQuery 
> or Schematron, or work through the Find/Replace in Files dialogue, or 
> find another way to get to the data I want. Each of these has 
> strengths and weaknesses.
> But I bet it wouldn't be difficult for the oXygen magicians to give 
> me a little entry box right-clicking a selection in the Project View, 
> where I could type my XPath directly ... or am I missing something?
> Cheers,
> Wendell
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