NativeXml: A native Delphi XML parser and writer Added: 28Sep2002
Current version: 3.30
Open-Source version: 3.30
Languages: Delphi (5 - XE), Kylix, C++ Builder, Lazarus/FPC
This software component contains a small-footprint Object Pascal (Delphi) XML implementation
that allows to read and write XML documents. You basically only need one
unit and you can simply add it to the "uses" clause.
You can use this software to read XML documents from files, streams or
strings. The load routine generates events that can be used to display
load progress on the fly. You can also use it to create and save XML documents.
This Pascal source file contains the complete XML
functionality. Versions are included for Delphi 5 all the way thru
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Source files "NativeXmlObjectStorage.pas" and
"NativeXmlAppend.pas", which provide object persistance.These
Pascal source files contain the complete XML functionality.
Information about the package.
Document with description of object structure,
properties, methods and types. It also contains 4 examples.
These folders contain many example applications. The
first one is a very simpe example showing the basics, the second
shows a complete GUI application that can be used to browse XML Documents.
The 3rd shows how to load/save records to/from XML, the 4th shows
how to append XML nodes to the end of an XML file that remains on
Full source included in the examples!
Read XML directly from string, stream or file
with fast parser (1Mb/sec on 1.5GHz P3), writes to string, stream and
file even faster.
Import of all common tags, including comments, CDATA, XML declarations
Load from streaming media is supported; you can set up events
to work with the node data while it comes in. See example 1. No need
to keep the whole XML document in memory! Works well for huge documents.
This is the SAX-like approach.
Save to file, string or stream in readable, preserve or compact format.
Readable format will add linefeeds and indents to make the file readable
in a text editor. Compact format sticks to the Xml specification and
adds minimal control characters. Preserve format keeps the markup of the
document exactly as it was.
Directly add blobs or streams in the XML file, they will be
encoded as Binhex or Base64 (but you don't have to worry about that).
Many native Delphi types can be stored directly to the nodes,
making this code very suitable to use while writing storage methods.
Store and load boolean, single, double, word, integer, string, TFont,
TColor, TPen, TBrush, TDateTime. You don't have to worry about escaping
the strings; this is done automatically.
Loads and saves ANSI, UTF-8 as well as Unicode (UTF-16)
documents and implements proper conversion warnings. Recognises streams
even without byte order marks. NativeXml works internally with UTF8
encoded strings to preserve extended characters, and supports widestrings.
Unique feature: Store, read and create any TPersistent object to/from XML
directly (see Example5). This is done by iterating through all of the
objects' published properties by use of RTTI (runtime type information).
This feature is only available for D5 and up.
New! Now you can use the binary format of NativeXml. This avoids the expensive
parsing process to get the textual xml data into the document (DOM). And even better,
the binary file size is much smaller, ~50% of file size with uncompressed binary
files, and ~15% of the file size in zlib-compressed files. And you can use AES encryption
to keep your sensitive files safe from prying eyes.
The interface is the same whether textual xml or binary xml files are used, so
you can work with binary files for speed and size purposes, then always send them to
the public as normal xml files.
By downloading the package you must agree to the terms stated in the
license file. Rightclick and use Save As...
Full installer and uninstaller (916KB).
The installer will put all files in the right place so that you can
This is a screenshot of the example application. The editor comes with
full source, and
shows how to use NativeXml to create XML content and how to use the parsed
data. You can also directly use the editor to edit your XML files if you
like, download it here.
Here are a few samples of what customers have to say about NativeXml:
This is the most functional and easy-to-use
API for XML that I have come across for Delphi! Congratulations for
all your efforts... Christian Boxer
Your component is absolutely perfect! Milan Kunes - Milk Computers S.R.O.
..really good work, nice to use and IMHO
super-clean... Philipp Reif - S&U Software GmbH
Just a quick note to say thank you for
NativeXml: it is truly awesome! Keith Blows - ETA Audiovisual (Pty) Ltd
Your NativeXml has been great for
me. A huge time saver. Plus your support and responsiveness has been
awesome. Ms. J. Lyle Martin - Integic Corp. USA
Thanks and congratulations on a good
product Paul Heffernan
Thank you very much for your effort and extremely quick response! Tor Erik Dahlsrud- Hoglund Marine Automation
Amazing Component, Amazing Support. Using
the NativeXml unit and the great support from SimDesign I was able
to achieve in minutes what I had taken me hours with other XML components Phillip Herries
Your unit works great. I've got almost the complete
app converted to use it and everything seems to be working great. Fick van Deventer
This component implements a virtual tree that can be used to show information
in tree-form. Written by Mike Lischke. This component comes as third party
tool with Delphi7. For Delphi6 and before, please see above link.