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  1. no universal app template

    I just installed Visual Studio 2015 in my Windows 8.1 environment. There is no Windows Universal App template installed and I could not find the template online.

    I understand we were to be able to create Windows Universal Apps in Windows 8.1 with limited development capabilities.

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    1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Could you please let me know what you selected in the installation settings? You need to make sure you select the Windows Development Tools.

    When you install, if you select “Custom” and then choose the “Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.0/8.1 Tools” checkbox, you should see the Windows 8.1 Universal templates.

    Daniel Jacobson
    Program Manager, Visual Studio XAML Experiences Team

  2. Allow Single-Line Nested Elements when Reformatting XAML

    When Visual Studio 2015 reformats my XAML (which I do not want to have happen without my permission), the part that bothers me the most is when nested elements are split into multiple lines. For example, I may have something like:
    <element1><element2><element3><element4/></element3></element2></element1>
    and it gets reformatted to:
    <element1>
    <element2>
    <element3>
    <element4/>
    </element3>
    </element2>
    </element1>
    This changes this section of my code from 1 line to 7 lines. Even things as small as nesting just 1 level can significantly lengthen your code, not to mention make it much uglier. I would like reformatting to have the option of preserving single-line nesting…

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