[VS2022]WinUI Xaml Designer missing

RobDev 396 Reputation points
2023-04-06T13:40:48.7466667+00:00

Greetings All, someone may have asked this question already but if they have I can't find it. So, here goes: Why is there no Xaml Designer for WinUI projects? I found that the Xaml Designer is integral for 'visual' software development (desktop apps etc.), so why is there not one for WinUI projects. I thought that WinUI is supposed to be the next 'biggest thing' from Microsoft, surpassing WPF, UWP etc. So why isn't the Xaml Designer there for WinUI? If it's 'in the pipeline' can anyone tell me when it's going to be available? Kind regards,

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  1. Anna Xiu-MSFT 26,566 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-04-10T07:55:50.69+00:00

    Hi @RobDev

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A! 

    The feature is still being considered:

    [Feature request] Visual designer for WinUI 3 - Developer Community (visualstudio.com) 

    I also vote on that ticket and report it to product teams, and I will let you know if there are any updates from Product Teams. 

    Thanks for your understanding! 

    Sincerely,

    Anna


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