Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Opening Large XML Documents

The Liquid XML Editor can open XML documents of any size so there is not an XML file size limit.

Features are automatically turned on and off depending on the size of the document as follows:

  • XML Documents < 2 MB - All features (Syntax Highlighting, Document Outlining, Intellisense) default value = ON.
  • XML Documents > 2 MB - Document Outlining default value = OFF.
  • XML Documents > 15 MB - Large File Editor is used by default*.

*You can change this value using Tools->Options->Environment->Max File Size in MB. Values of 30MB+ have been used without issue, but performance degrades with file size so 15MB is the default.

The Large File Editor can open files of any size (tested to 2GB+) as it pages the data from disk. This restricts the functionality, but still allows you to use the tools Format Document and Validation.