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This type of transformation allows you to configure the options and parameters of an Ant build script.

An Ant transformation scenario is usually associated with an Ant build script. Oxygen XML Editor runs an Ant transformation scenario as an external process that executes the Ant build script with the built-in Ant distribution (Apache Ant version 1.8.2) that is included with the application, or optionally with a custom Ant distribution configured in the scenario.

To create an Ant transformation scenario, use one of the following methods:
  • Use the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) (Ctrl + Shift + C (Command + Shift + C on OS X)) action from the toolbar or the Document > Transformation menu. Then click the New button and select ANT transformation.
  • Go to Window > Show View and select Transformation Scenarios to display this view. Click the New Scenario drop-down menu button and select ANT transformation.

Both methods open the New Scenario dialog box.

The upper part of the dialog box allows you to specify the Name of the transformation scenario and the following Storage options:
  • Project Options - The scenario is stored in the project file and can be shared with other users. For example, if your project is saved on a source versioning/sharing system (CVS, SVN, Source Safe, etc.) or a shared folder, your team can use the scenarios that you store in the project file.
  • Global Options - The scenario is saved in the global options that are stored in the user home directory and is not accessible to other users.

The lower part of the dialog box contains several tabs that allow you to configure the options that control the transformation.