XML Editors for openCFS Input Files
The XML based simulation input files for openCFS can be written in any text editor. However, specialised XML editors reading the XML-schema will greatly simplify input definition since they typically offer features like auto-completion and schema validation.
Below you find a view choices.
eclipse IDE (with xml plugin)
eclipse IDE is a powerful IDE and supports XML auto-completion and shema validation.
First install eclipse, e.g. on Ubuntu Linux via the package manager
sudo apt install eclipse
Then open eclipse and go to
Help -> Eclipse Marketplace and search for Eclipse XML Editors and install it.
Then restart eclipse.
Activating XML-validation in eclipse
You can either open your xml files right away or you can use the full xml validation and suggestion abilities, which requires to create a 'dummy xml project' by right-clicking the project expolrer and create a new xml project, as shown in the screenshots below.
This creates a project, in which you can load the xml files. The only thing left to do is to restart eclipse and then open your xml file.
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code has many plugins for XML files.
The commercial oXygem XML Editor supports auto-completion and schema validation (and much more). It is available for all common platforms and they offer free trial versions.