# Thursday, 20 December 2012

Now that Stylus Studio X15 is finally out we can talk about what we have been working on in the last months.

The Stylus Studio XSLT Editor has been neglected in the last few major releases and user requests were starting to pile up, so it was time to take action. Here you can find a variety of improvements implemented in the Stylus Studio X15 XSLT editor.

Only suggests XSLT instructions based on the context

In the following example, the Auto-complete list shows only the instructions which can be nested inside the xsl:for-each.


An attribute should not be suggested if it’s already defined

We really want to implement this feature without compromising the XSLT editor scalability, so we decided to look ahead no further than a 1000 characters which covers 99% of the use cases. In the following example the suggest list shows only namespace because the attribute name is already defined.


Creating XSLT instruction skeleton

Some XSLT instructions like xsl:choose are very verbose, therefore it is quite handy to be able to create the instruction skeleton and then fill the blanks. If you hold CTRL while hitting the TAB key you get exactly that.



Language Nesting

XSLT transformation can be used to generate common XML grammars like XSL-FO or HTML, the Stylus Studio Auto Complete now handles multiple grammars each based on their own context. In the following example we see a suggested list with XSLT instructions and XSL FO tags all driven by their contexts, their parent tags.


The Odd Green tags

In previous Stylus Studio releases if a tag name was matching an HTML tag name, the XSLT editor rendered it green, even if the transformation wasn’t designed to generate HTML at all.

In Stylus Studio X15 in order to get HTML tag auto-complete and syntax coloring the output method has to be set to html (or xthml for XSLT 2).



posted on Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:06:36 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 11 December 2012
December 2012 - Stylus Studio X15 Now Available

Hello from the Stylus Studio Team!

X15! That's right. It's here. The powerful new version of Stylus Studio, the world's best XML Integrated Development Environment, is now available. X15 is packed with new features and enhancements to make the best even better. The Stylus Studio team is extremely excited to release this new version and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

The Stylus Team is also happy to show off a brand new Stylus Studio Quick Tour video. This great new video offers a quick overview featuring some of the most powerful and productive features in Stylus Studio.


X15 Is Now Available

The latest and greatest release of Stylus Studio is now available. Stylus Studio X15 Enterprise Suite's awesome new features include:

  • New HTML WYSIWYG Editor Tab
  • Real-Time HTML Editing, Results and Preview
  • Overhaul and Enhancements to Sense X - Intelligent XML Editing
  • One Click Intelligent AutoLink for XSLT and XQuery Mapping Tools
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 8
  • And More...

See the New Features Now >
NEW VIDEO - Quick Tour Video

Get a quick overview of Stylus Studio in our brand new video. This video takes you on a quick tour of the best aspects of Stylus Studio and gives you a great introduction to the power and integration offered in Stylus Studio.

Stylus Tour Video

Watch the Video Now >
Learn XQuery in 10 Minutes

last month's article

By: Dr. Michael Kay

This XQuery tutorial is for all those people who really want to know what XQuery is, but don't have the time to find out. We all know the problem: so many new technologies, so little time to research them. To be honest, I hope that you'll take more than ten minutes on this XQuery tutorial — but if you really have to leave that soon, I hope you'll learn something useful anyway. 


Read the Full Tutorial >
posted on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:10:50 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 06 December 2012

Check out the new Stylus Studio Tour Video. Get a quick 7 min walkthrough of the world's most advanced XML IDE.




posted on Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:00:15 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 04 December 2012

Stylus Studio X15 XML Enterprise Suite is now available!

Stylus Studio X15 is the latest release of the world's most powerful XML Editor and XML Development Environment.

New Features Include:
  • New HTML WYSIWYG Editor Tab
  • Real-Time HTML Editing, Results and Preview
  • Overhaul and Enhancements to Sense X - Intelligent XML Editing
  • XSLT Editor Enhancements
  • One Click Intelligent AutoLink for XSLT and XQuery Mapping Tools
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 8, IE 10, Java 1.7



posted on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:57:48 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback