12 Dezember 2009

Open Xaml file in Xml view without loading the Designer

I use Expression Blend almost always as a design tool for my WPF projects. If I want to do quick modifications inside the xaml code from Visual Studio, I find the designer loading time quite annoying. But VS offers you the possibility to open xaml files in the xml/xaml view by default. Just open Tools –> Options –> Text Editor –> XAML –> Miscellaneous and tick “Always open documents in full XAML view” check. 
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