Searching for Design view in VS 2015


  • Please feel free to call me stupid, but can someone tell me how to turn on Design view. I have looked in the obvious place - the view panel without success. I have also tried double clicking on the .cs file and Shift + F7, again without success.

    I have designed a project on paper and want to use developer view to create it using cross platform - xamarin forms and late another using xamarin portable.I am running visual studio 2015 through windows 10.

    Monday, June 06, 2016 7:39 PM


  • Hi Daffydd ap evans,

    Thanks for your post.

    I did a test in my side using VS2015 Update2. When I create a Bank App(Xamarin.Forims Portable) project, it will load these projects like this:

    As far as I know, only UWP,Window 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 have the designer view. I also can't find the designer view for Android and IOS projects.

    In addition, since your problem is more related to the Xamarin. And it has its' own supported forum.  I suggest you'd better post your question to the Xamarin forum for better support.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao

    Tuesday, June 07, 2016 2:59 AM