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  1. Can we get this for Xamarin Forms xaml too?

    Get this product to work with Xamarin.Forms controls, and to produce Xamarin.Forms compliant xaml

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    • Have the app run on the web!

      I’d love to see XAML Studio run on the web. Just imagine how awesome it would be to view live xaml UI on sites like StackOverflow!

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      • 25 votes
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        • Can this work with WPF proper?

          We are slow to adopt UWP but have focused specifically on WPF. Will this product allow us to target WPF Xaml instead of UWP Xaml?

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          • Please make this available as a typical Win32 App

            Some environments will not allow downloading a Windows store app. Please provide a local install option like VSCode or Power Bi Desktop.

            9 votes
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            • Intellisense is fa-a-a-a-r from perfection

              1. no auto closing tags (</Button>, </Grid>...)
              2. need to start typing to get hints
              3. no tab formatting - ???

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              • 4 votes
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                • 1 vote
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                  • Can we get a WPF and Windows Forms version for OSX?

                    Now that Windows Forms and WPF have gone open source and will be soon available on OSX and Linux it would be amazing to have versions of these apps available there. Since Visual Studio For Mac has no support for these types of editors having a separate application would be fantastic. Windows Forms and WPF are the superior UI frameworks for Desktop based UI and there are still very valid needs for these style applications on systems with much less friendly and functional UI libraries

                    3 votes
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                    • Showing ThemeResource in intellisense

                      When modifying controls' appearances, it is cool to show suggestion of built-in ThemeResource, that can save a lot of time.

                      4 votes
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                      • Element selector tool

                        Add a feature like it exist for the web browser that allow the user to select a preview control and highlight the corresponding XAML code

                        3 votes
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                        • Icon/Image preview for the toolbox items

                          Provide an image or icon as preview of the control for the toolbox items.
                          A tooltip with the complete 1:1 preview would be nice as well.

                          2 votes
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                          • Resolve cls-namespace declaration

                            When you have a custom control in your page, the designer doesn't attempt to resolve the specified assembly. This goes for Xamarin Forms declarations as well.
                            Make it possible to define an assembly path where Studio will scan for required assemblies. That way we can easily use assets, static resources, controls, etc.
                            Of course I understand this will be a big challenge with loading and unloading of assemblies. But the lightweight approach of this designer is pretty appealing to me. I'm not able to use the Xamaring Preview in VS2017/2019 for instance, so I hoped this tool would make it…

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                            • Can we have the preview in a dedicated window?

                              I'd love the possibility to run the preview in a dedicated window in addition to the current preview. That would allow to test in a more realistic environment and allow to show a design to customers and end users without the distracting (for them) other parts of the XAML Studio UI

                              2 votes
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                              • Is it me or do EventTriggerBehaviors for PointerOver events not work?

                                Trying to do some quick prototyping with Interactivity:Interaction.Behaviors or VisualStateManagers and no mouse over events seem to be working?
                                Probably me ;)

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                                • Allow to add Code (F#, C#, VB.Net), Reference Class Library, Build DLL and EXE

                                  Now that this Wonderful Project started, lets make it the Visual Studio 2021

                                  Allow to add Code (F#, C#, VB.Net), Reference Class Library, Build DLL and EXE

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                                  • Add export capability for PowerShell script rendering

                                    Export XAML and script for rendering UI in PowerShell. Event handler stubs would be nice too.

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                                    • Please add Window element support

                                      This does not render:

                                      <Window x:Class="MainWindow"
                                      xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation&quot;
                                      xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml&quot;
                                      Title="PSD Wizard" Height="600" Width="800" WindowStartupLocation="CenterScreen" WindowStyle='SingleBorderWindow' ResizeMode='NoResize'>

                                      <Grid>
                                      </Grid>
                                      </Window>

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