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VS 11 Express - XAML Designer not available

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  • 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.

    Regards,

    Peter

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:20 PM

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  • 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?

    Thanks,

    Ivan

    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.

    regards,

    Peter

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

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Peter

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:30 PM