Monday, December 08, 2008

Announcing Liquid XML Studio 2009


We are pleased to announce the release of Liquid XML Studio 2009!

What's New in 2009?

Liquid XML Studio 2009 extends and improves on the existing functionality by introducing other new tools and technologies that our users have requested in order to continue to make Liquid XML Studio the best value XML development environment available.

Liquid XML Diff Tool
Liquid XML Diff allows you to easily compare two XML files. The provides a graphical view of the differences between the files and includes advanced filtering options.

Silverlight Code Generation
Liquid XML Data Binder now provides an option to generate code for Microsoft C# Silverlight 2008 for .Net 3.5 and Microsoft VB .Net Silverlight 2008 for .Net 3.5, and includes new Runtimes for these new platforms.

Project Files
Related files can now be added to a Liquid XML Studio Project, allowing easy access and grouping of all the files you are working with. The project is displayed as a tree in the Project Window.

XSLT Support
XML Style Sheet Transforms (XSLT) are now supported and can be run within the editor to generate the XSLT output file from a specified source data.

Supported File Types
The editor has been extended to support additional file types. The full list of supported file types is:

  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • DTD Schema (DTD)
  • Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
  • Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)
  • Text Files (TXT)
  • W3C XML Schema (XSD)
  • Web Service Definition Language (WSDL)
  • XML Document (XML)
  • XML Metadata Interchange (XMI)
  • XML-Data Reduced (XDR)
  • XQuery (XQUERY)
  • XSL Transform (XSLT)

Enhanced Printing and Print Preview Support
Printing and previewing XML Schema diagrams has been completely re-written to allow scaling of the diagram to a percentage height/width or to a fixed number of pages high and wide. This significantly improves the ability to view large schema in a printed form.

Improved Large File Support
Large files can now be edited within the XML text editor.

Fast Infoset Import/Export Support
Fast Infoset (FI) is a standard XML compression technology allow XML files to be compressed to a binary form. This technology provides hugh performance improvements as the FI files can be read and written very quickly by FI enabled parsers (such as the Liquid Fast Inforset Library). You can now import and export XML files in FI format directly from the Liquid XML Studio development environment.

General Improvements
Along with the new features outlined above, existing features have also been enhanced and improved such as the Find/Replace functionality.