XML Utility

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The library “XML Utility” contains function blocks to read and write xml files or xml strings on a control.

The library “XML Utility” is now part of the product IIoT Libraries SL and is no longer available as single product.

Product Description

The library ‚XML Utility‘ contains function blocks to read and write xml files or xml strings on a control. All elements of the xml file are stored in an array of structures. The library also contains function blocks to find elements by name and attribute. The usage of the library is demonstrated by two example applications.

The library contains following components:

  • IEC 61131-3 library XMLUtility (Namespace XML)

  • Example project XMLUtilityExample.project

  • Integrated CHM programming reference

  • Product data sheet (de und en)


Programming System

CODESYS Development System V3.5.14.0

Runtime System

CODESYS Control V3.5.14.0

Supported Platforms/ Devices


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Additional Requirements





Workstation license

Required Accessories

CODESYS Security Key for CODESYS <


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Version History

Version Release Notes
Release Date


  • Trimmed attribute names
  • ‘/’ in attribute values are now allowed


New Features:

  • The XML declaration can now be disabled.
New Features:
  • Licensing without dongle
  • Performance tuning
  • Bugfixes

New Features:
  • Support of xml data arrays

New Features:
  • Implementation of asynchronous calls
  • Optimized error handling
  • Bug fixes

Removed obsolete libraries (CAA Generic List and Tree Factory etc.) 08.01.2016
Support of Power PC runtime systems. 16.06.2015
This version fixes a problem with utf 8 coded special characters. 02.06.2015
Improved documentation 20.01.2015
Support of 64 bit controls. 19.09.2014


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