XPath and XSLT Support
The XPath View+XSLT Support plugin is intended to interactively evaluate XPath Expressions inside IntelliJ IDEA.
On this page:
Learn more about general XPath operations from the following pages in this part:
Before you start working with XSLT, make sure that XPath View+XSLT Support plugin is enabled.
The plugin is bundled with IntelliJ IDEA and activated by default. If not, enable the plugin as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
XSLT support is available in all XML files that declare the XSLT-Namespace
http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transformon their root element.
- IntelliJ IDEA supports XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 syntax.
- An XSLT 2.0-capable processor (e.g. Saxon 9-HE) should be added to the classpath of a module that is used to run a stylesheet, and placed in front of JDK. See Order of Dependencies.
The plugin allows you to:
- Evaluate expressions against the currently focused document, including support for the
document()function to make cross-document queries
- Evaluate an expression against multiple XML documents in a Find in Path style way by the new Find by XPath action.
The Expression Evaluation dialog allows you to highlight matching expressions in the current editor or to open the Find tool window to display a list of matching lines. Editing XPath expressions is enhanced by on-the-fly error-checking including a set of customizable XPath Inspections and a wide range of code completion suggestions.
The plugin also offers a way to display a unique XPath expression for a selected element in an editor. This is available via View | Unique XPath in the Main Menu
XSLT support is not limited to XPath expressions, it also supports a wide range of XSLT constructs, like checking
the existence of templates that are called via
xsl:call-template and their parameters, refactoring and
navigation enhancements. Find out more about this in the XSLT Support section.