oXygen XML Editor helps you organize your XML-related files into Projects. Accordingly, you can perform batch operations (such as validation and transformation) over sets of files. Another feature is that oXygen allows you to share your project settings and transformation scenarios with your co-workers.
The most simple way to organize your XML working files is to place them in a directory and then to create a corresponding linked folder in the Project. If you add new files to that folder, you can simply press refresh and the Project view displays the existing files and subdirectories.
If your files are scattered amongst several folders, but represent the same class of files, you might find it useful to combine them in a logical folder. For instance, having XSLT stylesheet files distributed in several folders, it may be a good idea to add them in the logical folder "XSL".
The operations available on the files and folders in the Project view include validation, well-form check, and XSLT transformation.
oXygen introduces an innovative concept called Master Files, which simplifies the configuration and development of XML projects. Master Files are the roots of an import/include tree of modules. They are defined at project level and are automatically used to determine the context for validation, editing (content-completion and outliner), refactoring, and component search operations. This support is available for XSD, XSL, and RNG modules.
When you edit a module after defining the Master Files, you have the following benefits:
oXygen provides a quick way to locate and open files from the project or from the current DITA Map, based on an index of the project file paths and DITA map references. This action is available as part of the File menu.
The index can be refreshed upon request, in order to reflect new additions in the Project or opened DITA map.
You can specify almost all of the oXygen settings at project level. This makes it possible to pass XML Catalogs settings, transformation scenarios, formatting options, validation options, or editor layouts along with the project.
If you are creating a set of XML Schema files and XSLT stylesheets for editing and publishing a book you can choose to configure various options at the project level (for example, the paths to the XML catalogs, transformation scenarios, XML formatting settings, XML parser, and XSLT transformer settings). Your colleagues can simply checkout the project from the source repository and start working immediately. None of them will have to spend time configuring the editor.
In the following image you can see that the Saxon 6 options are set at project level.
Checking the Project Options radio button moves the current scenario to the project level: