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  • Hello, I am a designer working with a developer on a project. I am tasked to skin his basic UI he has designed. When I open my Panel.xaml in blend it only gives me the code view and locks me out of the design view. When I open the same xaml file in Visual Studio it looks fine. Isn't the point of Blend to allow someone to use the design tools to improve interfaces? How can I unlock this file to let me go into the design view? Below is a screen shot showing what I am working with.

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    Friday, June 5, 2009 3:33 PM

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  • Hello,

    See if expanding the View menu and choosing the following sub menu works:
    View->Active Document View -> Xaml View.
    Thanks,

    Jen Rowe
    MSFT

    Friday, June 5, 2009 6:19 PM
  • Everything is grayed out or inactive except for Xaml View.

    Any thoughts on how to correct this or is it just a bug?
    Friday, June 5, 2009 11:35 PM
  • Here is a screen shot showing you how the active document view looks.

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    Saturday, June 6, 2009 1:00 PM
  • I opened the same XAML file in Blend 2 and I had no issues at all. So to me it looks to be a bug with Blend 3.
    Saturday, June 6, 2009 2:56 PM
  • Does this thread help?

    http://social.expression.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/blend/thread/33030347-c99a-4f41-8be7-089c92e4ab2d

    Thanks,
    Unni
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    • Marked as answer by B-Rod Monday, June 8, 2009 1:43 PM
    Saturday, June 6, 2009 7:20 PM
  • Yes that fixed the problem I also had to add

    <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> after the

    <ProjectTypeGuids>{60dc8134-eba5-43b8-bcc9-bb4bc16c2548};{FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}</ProjectTypeGuids> Line.

    Do you know what causes this problem so I can avoid it in the future?
       
    Monday, June 8, 2009 1:44 PM
  • I found that I needed to change the <OutputType> to "WinExe" for it to show me the design view.  It was originally set to just "Exe"
    Monday, October 19, 2009 9:09 AM