REALbasic has no built-in method to pretty-print XML. What it does have is support for XSLT, and that will allow you to generate nicely-formatted XML with no effort on your part other than to learn some XSLT.
XSLT is a language for describing transformations of XML documents. Since I don't understand it yet, I won't explain the transform itself, except to say that it simply copies the input, and indents the output. Here it is, printed prettily.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:transform version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> <xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" /> <xsl:template match="/"> <xsl:copy-of select="/" /> </xsl:template> </xsl:transform>
Let''s suppose that you have this available in your REALbasic project as a String called IndentXML. Then you can format an XML document as follows.
Function PrettyPrint(extends xml as XMLDocument) as String return xml.Transform(IndentXML) End Function