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  1. Apache Cordova
  2. CB-10832

Allow XML tags to make arbitrary edits to other XML files after prepare in config.xml

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: cordova-cli
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      MSBuild has a facility to update the value of an XML tag in any XML file during the build process through an XMLUpdate task, which is configured by any xmlupdate element such as:

      <XmlUpdate Prefix="n"
      Namespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"
      XPath="/n:Project/n:PropertyGroup/n:TestUpdate"
      XmlFileName="Subversion.proj"
      Value="Test from $(MSBuildProjectFile)"/>

      It also has an optional delete attribute to specify the element/attribute is deleted, but the MSBuild implementation lacks an Add attribute which should be present for a complete implementation.

      I propose adding the same function to Cordova's prepare function. <xmlupdate> tags could be placed directly in the root node of the configuration, or more likely in a <platform> section.

      This would allow configuration of all items in the various platform's manifest files to be created/updated/deleted for the cases where there is not specialized code in "cordova prepare" to populate them.

      Source code for the MSBuild implementation is here:

      https://github.com/loresoft/msbuildtasks/blob/master/Source/MSBuild.Community.Tasks/XmlUpdate.cs

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              Reporter:
              paul.hickman Paul Hickman
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