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Purpose: To edit any XML file.
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Path: SYS:Utilities/PrefsObjectsEditor
PREFSOBJECTSEDITOR can be used to edit any XML file, econextmenusspecially those used for storing preferences information, such as AmiDock and MPlayer and of course itself.

When you open PREFSOBJECTSEDITOR the following screen will appear:

This screen enables you to create a new XML file.

The New child button only shows when the 'Root' is selected, otherwise it will appear ghosted.

Similarly the New siblingd and Delete buttons only show when other than 'Root' is selected, otherwise they will appear ghosted.

The Dump XML button displays the current file in XML format.

The Name argument displays the name of the entity being edited - Root cannot be edited so will appear ghosted.

The Type argument displays the type of the entity being edited, and can be Dictionary, Array, Binary, Bool (Boolean), Date, Double, Integer or String.

The Value argument displays the value of the entity being edited and will depend on the Entity Type above.

Using the pulldown menu:

Clicking on the right mouse button will reveal the menu.
New displays the above screen.
Open displays a file requester to select an existing file.
Last opened files displays the names of recently opened files.
Revert to last saved discards all changes made to the current file and reverts to the last saved version of the file.
Save saves the current file.
Save as displays a file requester to save the current file as a new file.
Dump XML display the current file in XML format.
About shows the version number and author details.
Quit quits the program.

To give you some idea what data looks like, here is the preferences file for PREFSOBJECTSEDITOR.

Even more useful may be the preferences file for AMIDOCK.

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Disclaimer: Amiga Auckland have prepared the above information for the use of its members based on our experiences and as such is subject to revision at any time. Amiga Auckland cannot guarantee any of the information and cannot be held accountable for any issues that may result from using it.

Copyright 2006 Amiga Auckland Inc. All rights reserved.
Revised: December 24, 2006.