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20 Oct 2021

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Software Author(s):

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Visual Studio Code XML Tools Extension

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2.5.1 | Updated: 20 Oct 2021



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Visual Studio Code XML Tools Extension 2.5.1

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Visual Studio Code XML Tools Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Visual Studio Code XML Tools Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Visual Studio Code XML Tools Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade vscode-xmltools -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

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choco upgrade vscode-xmltools -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install vscode-xmltools
    name: vscode-xmltools
    version: '2.5.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vscode-xmltools' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.5.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vscode-xmltools
    Name     = "vscode-xmltools"
    Version  = "2.5.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vscode-xmltools':
  ensure   => '2.5.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

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This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 20 Oct 2021.


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  • VS Code 1.22.2 or higher

Extension Settings

  • xmlTools.enableXmlTreeView: Enables the XML Tree View for XML documents.
  • xmlTools.enableXmlTreeViewMetadata: Enables attribute and child element counts in the XML Document view.
  • xmlTools.enableXmlTreeViewCursorSync: Enables auto-reveal of elements in the XML Document view when a start tag is clicked in the editor.
  • xmlTools.enforcePrettySelfClosingTagOnFormat: Ensures a space is added before the forward slash at the end of a self-closing tag.
  • xmlTools.ignoreDefaultNamespace: Ignore default xmlns attributes when evaluating XPath.
  • xmlTools.persistXPathQuery: Remember the last XPath query used.
  • xmlTools.removeCommentsOnMinify: Remove XML comments during minification.
  • xmlTools.splitAttributesOnFormat: Put each attribute on a new line when formatting XML. Overrides xmlTools.splitXmlnsOnFormat if set to true. (V2 Formatter Only)
  • xmlTools.splitXmlnsOnFormat: Put each xmlns attribute on a new line when formatting XML.
  • xmlTools.xmlFormatterImplementation: Supported XML Formatters: classic, v2.
  • xmlTools.xqueryExecutionArguments: Arguments to be passed to the XQuery execution engine.
  • xmlTools.xqueryExecutionEngine: The full path to the executable to run when executing XQuery scripts.

Release Notes

Detailed release notes are available here.


Run into a bug? Report it here.

Icon Credits

Icons used in the XML Tree View are used under the Creative Commons 3.0 BY license.


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