VS 11 Express - XAML Designer not available RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just installed VS 11 Express under as freshly installed Windows 8 consumer preview.

    my problem: the XAML designer is not avaibale. There is no way to activate the designer after creating a new VB Metro Style project. The XAML designer doesn't crash - its just doesn't show up by [Shift][F7] or something similiar.

    In my other VS 11 Express/Windows 8 Consumer preview installation inside a virtual machine its there.

    I hope I am not overlooking something very obvious.



    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:20 PM


All replies

  • Hi Peter,

    Two questions:

    1. Have you tried:

    - right click on a XAML file

    - select Open With... from the menu

    - pick XAML UI Designer?

    2. Does the designer not render at all at its designated space, or you just see the xaml text editor instead?



    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 1:20 AM
  • Hello Ivan,

    good point - when I'll try "Open With" the XAML designer doesnt show up in the list. So I think it hasn't been installed at all.

    when I installed VS Express 11 on another machine it was there.

    I'll will try to reinstall it and see what happens.



    Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:42 PM
  • Reinstalling VS 11 Express did the trick.

    Thanks for the suggestion.


    Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:30 PM