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Unable to load xaml designer

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  • i am using visual studio 2015 community with update 2, when ever i try to load xaml page i am getting this error 

    i tried repairing visual studio 2015 several times but still i get the same error, please help

    Monday, May 9, 2016 5:00 AM

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  • what i did is fresh install of windows 10 & installed VS 2015  & now everything is working fine
    • Marked as answer by kranthi88 Friday, May 13, 2016 4:27 AM
    Friday, May 13, 2016 4:27 AM

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  • Hi kranthi88,

    Thanks for your post.

    >>The Windows Software Development Kit(SDK) required by the XAML Designer was not correctly installed.

    So according to the error message. I think the Windows SDK is not installede correctly. Please repair your Windows SDK first.

    • In Control Panel, open Programs and Features.
    • In the list of installed programs, select Windows Software Development Kit – Windows 10.0.10586.0
    • Select Repair.

    If still no help, try to download the latest version of the Windows Sdk in the official link:

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/windows-10-sdk

    If above suggestion still no help. I suggest you'd better unisntall your Visual Studio 2015. Then re-install it with installing the Windows10 SDK.

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:23 AM
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  • does latest windows 10 SDK same as visual studio with update 2 or it is different ? because i have downloaded the visual studio community 2015 with update 2 offline ISO , if possible please provide offline ISO of windows 10 SDK with update included.
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:54 AM
  • Hi kranthi88,

    >>does latest windows 10 SDK same as visual studio with update 2 or it is different ?

    Generally it is the same. If a new version was released but you have installed the visual studio update2. The version will be different.

    Just to be safe, please install the Windows 10 SDK in the official site again. Or uninstall the Windows 10 SDK in the control panel then re-install it.

    By the way, about windows 10 SDK, I can only find the web installer of it.

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/windows-10-sdk

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:13 AM
    Moderator
  • i just did as you said but still the issue persists, i highly suspect that it is due to add ons installed, how can i get rid off them completely ? 
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:10 AM
  • Hi kranthi88,

    Thanks for your response.

    >>how can i get rid off them completely ? 

    I suggest you'd better uninstall your entire Visual Studio 2015 Community completely.

    You need to use uninstall/force command. For more details, please refer to:

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/heaths/2015/07/17/removing-visual-studio-components-left-behind-after-an-uninstall/

    After uninstall the VS2015 Community, Please re-install the VS2015 Community Update2 in the official site:

    https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs.aspx

    Then try it again, see whether you have any error message when open the XAML designer.

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:21 AM
    Moderator
  • what i did is fresh install of windows 10 & installed VS 2015  & now everything is working fine
    • Marked as answer by kranthi88 Friday, May 13, 2016 4:27 AM
    Friday, May 13, 2016 4:27 AM