Unable to view XAML design view while using Xamarin after updating to Visual studio 2019 to 16.9.1

yahya sevikoğlu 46 Reputation points


I have updated visual studio 2019 to 16.9.1 couple of days ago. Now I am no longer able to view XAML designer in Xamarin. I still can use it WPF though. I have checked the JDK and SDK's and all is fine. I also checked options for xamarin and they are all in default option. You can find the SS's of an example .xml page, Xamarin options and XAML options. I have been trying to fix this issue for 2 days now but cant find any solution. I have updated to VS2019 to 16.9.2 now. I also tried to reinstall whole visual studio. As you can guess it didn't work. Please help me.




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  1. Leon Lu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 72,171 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

    Do you mean XAML Previewer disappear? you cannot found it? If so, The XAML Previewer has been deprecated in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.8 and Visual Studio for Mac version 8.8, and replaced by the XAML Hot Reload feature in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.9 and Visual Studio for Mac version 8.9 like this thread: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/xaml/xaml-previewer/?pivots=windows

    You can use XAML Hot Reload to replace it

    Best Regards,

    Leon Lu

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