Support XAML 2009 in Visual Studio Editor and WPF markup-compiler
Finally add support for XAML 2009 and its great features to the VS Editor and the WPF markup-compiler
FWIW, Xamarin.Forms supports Xaml 2009. Kind of sad. Well for MSFT, but awesome for Xamarin... who continues to show that it understands MSFT technology better than MSFT itself. ;P
As for different formats: Visual Studio needs to create the data equivalent of AST (abstract syntax trees), and allow us to view ANY data document in the format we prefer.
I personally love Xaml/Xml (and so do thousands of enterprises -- where the money is made, ahem), but I understand why others would prefer other formats (JSON is another format as well). However, everyone is forced to view a file in a particular format. This doesn't have to be the case now that Roslyn is starting thrive.
So the actual file saved to disk would be a certain format (could be XML, could be binary, could be anything!), but when it is viewed in Visual Studio, it is in QML/YAML/Xaml/Xml ... whatever the developer prefers. COOL HUH!!!
BTW, this is based on another idea of mine... please vote for it. :)
Brandon Bonds commented
I agree with Jun. I love the idea of XAML 2009, but I would prefer even better a syntax closer to QML or YAML.
Better yet, come up with a more modern syntax that is easier for humans to write and read than XML.
It's 2014. :P
James Foye commented
Good grief - isn't it about time?