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  1. 851 votes
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      6 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make Design View available for x64 target platforms with custom elements

        Design view is unavailable for x64 and ARM target platforms when the document contains custom elements (XAML with a user control, for example).

        412 votes
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          18 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Starting with Visual Studio 2015, we have enabled you to design/author your XAML even when you target anything but x86. Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 should bring together several fixes and changes to have this experience work even better.

          However, it is worth noting that we will not be able to execute any code you might have written in the designer when the project is targeting anything but x86. This is because of the restriction that an x86 process (which the XAML designer is) cannot run ARM or x64 code. You should be able to view and edit all of the XAML on the page, with any custom types replaced with replacements to preserve the WYSIWYG experience as much as possible (and switch to x86 when you really care about running the code in the designer).

          Thanks,
          Unni

          Program Manager,
          Visual Studio

        • Separate WPF designer from xaml text editor

          Separating designer from xaml text editor will allow use them on multiple monitors. Also it takes times to open a xaml file because the designer loads. Even if only xaml text editor is visible. I prefer to edit xaml manualy and don't need the designer. If i need it some day, i will open it explicitly

          272 votes
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            5 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Disable visual editor for XAML content

            When I edit XAML file, I not use visual designer. Please, add option for removing XAML visual designer from IDE and increase performance of handwrite XAML editor (ideally, performance in hadwrite XAML editor should be such as C# editor).

            132 votes
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              5 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Go to Definition of resource in xaml

              When you select a resource and press F12 you navigate to the declaration of the Resource according to the x:Key value

              110 votes
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                1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide intellisense for resources in the WPF xaml editor

                It would be nice to have intellisense in the xaml editor for resources (styles, brushes, templates etc) that are stored in the resource dictionaries.

                77 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide XAML Designer mouse wheel to zoom settings like in Blend

                  Add setting to change key modifier to zoom with mouse wheel.
                  Now there is only default Blend behavior possible in VS 11 designer - scrolling mouse wheel is zooming content.
                  I use laptop for development and use touchpad. So scrolling to zoom is absolutely unusable.
                  In Blend i can set to scrool with Wheel but zoom with Ctrl + Wheel. It works great with touchpad, so I can zoom with "pinch to zoom" and scroll vertically with "two finger scroll" and scroll horisontally with Shift + "two finger scroll".
                  This is currently unavailable in VS 11 :( !

                  49 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Open Source Behaviors SDK (XAML) for Visual Studio 2013

                    In all XAML Based technologies we use Behaviors all the time, on of the most important behavior we use is the InvokeCommandAction behavior, so we can link an event to a command when working in MVVM for example, the fact that EventTriggerBehavior supports only specific events as shown here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/dn469361.aspx , prevent us from using our own made events, open sourcing this SDK will help extending it to be used in better ways

                    46 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We recently announced our Open Source efforts around Behaviors here: https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/11/30/xaml-behaviors-open-source-and-on-uwp/.

                      We are super excited by what we can enable working together with our community to evolve our efforts around Behaviors going forward. Please use the following GitHub repo to add more suggestions and feedback on how we should be taking this project going forward.

                      https://github.com/Microsoft/XamlBehaviors/

                      Thanks,
                      Unni Ravindranathan
                      Program Manager, Visual Studio

                    • Add windows 10 hamburger menu and title templates by default

                      This way, it makes it way easier to make our apps fit the default UWP design. (similar to how people could easily make hubs/pivot apps in WP8.1).

                      45 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Automated add xml namespaces(xmlns)

                        Automated add xml namespaces(xmlns) for importing different types, in xaml like in ReSharper.
                        It will be great feature that allow to save many time for SL/WPF developers

                        45 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow NuGet packages containing XAML controls to add entries to the toolbox

                          It should be possible to add entries to the toolbox for XAML controls that are contained within a nuget package.

                          39 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it possible for us to name areas of our XAML code

                            My idea is a kind of meta-tag with a name and a description. You'd use it by placing an opening meta-tag somewhere in your XAML and a closing meta-tag somewhere below. Whenever your mouse pointer hovered over a clear area of the XAML window that's inside the region defined by your meta-tag (somewhere without any XAML, like a white line, or the blank area before or after any XAML tag), the tooltip would show the name and description given in your meta-tag.

                            In another related subject, the #region and #endregion directives could also have the same behaviour, but in the…

                            35 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Separate the XAML and Design on windows phone app

                              When you have a big screen or extended monitor to use VS 2011 on windows phone app, I would like to suggest you that allow separate the design screen and XAML in a different screens outside VS. For example, I want keep in VS windows only XAML and C# code. In this case, I want open the design screen outside VS.NET IDE.
                              I believe that this is important to developer and designer to see how the design is.

                              26 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable Xaml snippets in the Xaml editor

                                Enable code snippets for xaml , similar to html snippets for creating controls and panels

                                26 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • x:Bind Path IntelliSense

                                  Since x:Bind is strongly typed there should be no reason why path autocompletion would'nt work.

                                  24 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support for Peek Definition in XAML view in Visual Studio and XAML Intellisense in Blend

                                    It is nice to see Peek Definition support added in VS13 preview for C# but it is not available for XAML view

                                    In Blend preview, Intellisense is still not available in XAML

                                    I think VS13 must have the above two

                                    15 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add XAML Intellisense support for x:Static

                                      Currently, when using x:Static in XAML, I always need to check the actual type and member names on the internet or other sources, because the IDE does not provide any auto complete support. For example, when referencing the SystemColors class, I need to look up the exact member names on MSDN, you can hardly know all of them.

                                      11 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix XAML indenting automatically in the same way indenting is fixed in the code editor

                                        If you delete some XAML or move it around, the indenting gets all messed up and it makes it ****** to read. In the code editor, whenever you change any code or delete/move the IDE pretty much ALWAYS sorts out the indenting of the lines around it so that it is all still readable. In XAML however you have to go in and tab everything back to the right indent levels manually.

                                        10 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix the WPF Editor Memory Leaks

                                          If you open a xaml document the WPF editor starts using insane amounts of memory even if you open and close the xaml document within 5 seconds of opening it. The memory and ram usage will continue increasing until you close Visual Studio.

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