Altova XMLSpy 2024 Professional Edition

The Window menu contains commands that let you organize individual application and document windows within the GUI. You can cascade or tile open document windows, and you can arrange entry helper and output windows as well as hide them.



Cascade, Tile Horizontally/Vertically

The Cascade command arranges document windows so that they are staggered in a sequence from back to forward.


The Tile Horizontally and Tile Vertically arranges the windows of open and non-minimized documents so that they are re-sized as tiles that are all visible within the application window.


Project Window, Info Window, Entry Helpers, Output Windows

These commands switch the display of, respectively, the Project Window, Info Window, Entry Helpers, and Output Windows on or off.


Each of these windows is a dockable window. Dragging on the window's title bar detaches it from its current position and makes it a floating window. Click right on the title bar, to allow docking or hide the window.



The AI-Assistant command opens the AI-Assistant dialog, in which you can ask for assistance from ChatGPT or Azure Open AI for your work in XMLSpy. Note that, in order to use the AI-Assistant, you must create ChatGPT or Azure Open AI account and enter you account details in the AI-Assistant section of XMLSpy's Options dialog.


The AI-Assistant works as follows:


Type your request in the input field at the bottom of the dialog and click Send. (Alternatively, you can select a sample request in the combo box. This request will be entered in the input field, where you can modify it before sending.)

The response from the AI will be displayed in the dialog's main pane.

You can send additional requests, and these, followed by the respective responses from the AI, will be appended to the chat history in the main pane.

You can start an additional chat by clicking the + icon to the right of the chat tab/s at the top of the main pane. The new chat will be opened in its own tab.

You can copy a response (by clicking it in its tab) or a part of a response (by selecting the part you want) either to the clipboard or to a new file. Click the respective command icon (Copy to clipboard or Create new file) in the toolbar of the dialog. You can also use regular Windows command shortcuts, such as Ctrl+C to copy to clipboard. You can also copy a selection to the XPath/XQuery Window by clicking the corresponding toolbar command icon.

To close a chat, click the X icon in the chat's tab header.


Also see the Options dialog: Tools | Options | AI-Assistant.


Project and Entry Helpers

This command toggles on and off the display of the Project Window and the Entry Helpers together. It saves you the trouble of switching on/off the display of these windows individually.


All On/Off

This command lets you switch all dockable windows (listed below) on or off.


Project Window

Info Window

Entry Helpers

Output Windows


This is useful if you want to hide all non-document windows quickly, to get the maximum viewing area for the document/s you are working on.



XMLSpy offers you a choice of the three themes listed below. When you select a theme, it is applied immediately.


Classic (the default)




For the currently active theme, you can customize the formatting of a document type's individual text components. Do this in the Fonts and Colors tabs of the Options dialog (Tools | Options).


Currently open window list

This list shows all currently open windows, and lets you quickly switch between them.


You can also use CTRL+F6 keyboard shortcuts to cycle through the open windows.


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