Many developers utilize Eclipse for editing Ant files. Ant editor in Eclipse is fairly powerful, this article provides a good overview of its capabilities.

One of the most useful features is auto-complete for Ant tasks. Just press Ctrl-space and you’ll see all attributes and nested elements supported by the task.

Auto-complete comes very handy when working with DPBuddy Ant tasks (and for developing WebSphere DataPower-related artifacts in general).

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Unfortunately, auto-complete won’t display help for custom tasks. Apparently description of Ant tasks is embedded inside Eclipse and does not seem to be extendable.