WPF / XAML Editor finally coming?

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donato.quaresima
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WPF / XAML Editor finally coming?

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Dear All

I'm refering to this post last updated 1.5 years ago:
viewtopic.php?t=15292

Based on Brittney's answer she told:
"The first thing that is planned for PowerShell Studio is a XAML editor. "
Could you please give us an update about the progress? Really would love to see Powershell Studio finally being able to allow us to design / build more modern UI's instead of Windows Forms which is pretty "old tech" :D

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Don
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A XAML editor with basic intellisense support was included a build at the end of last year.

As we have not received much feedback, other features have come up and taken priority.
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Hey @brittneyr
Thanks a lot for your answer and sorry for my delayed response. I didn't receive an email notification so I haven't checked the thread in time... :-)

OK I understand but I was more talking about the UI Designer integration. This is not available so far... I mean intellisense for classic XAML files is certainly ok but what we all would need is an Integration in the Designer...

Is that planned for a future release?

Thanks,
Don
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Yes, there is a plan for a visual design component for further WPF support.
At this moment, I do not have an ETA.
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Yes the issue is:
That people have to do WPF design other places everytime.
Because they need support for "WPF" and "UWP" platforms.
And not just "Winforms"

Visual Studio 2022.
Create the initial layout by entering XAML in Visual Studio for the Grids, StackPanels, DockPanels ect..

Microsoft Blend.
Place smaller controls, edit control properties and create/associate any styles

Or totally drop the problem whit GUI designer editors.
And create script from zero that can take time to do.

Via programs like:
Powershell ISE.
Visual studio Code.

Powershell Studio is missing out big, when not giving the options to have a full editor inside the program.

And also the issue about people have to export every old winform they create to a ps1.
Just to see the code behind it.

Instead off just giving people the direct option inside the program, like other programs do to see and edit all designer code directly.

A new total blank file, where people can drop in and edit WPF and UWP.
And put in Powershell code, and do ps1. and exe.

And even more do new files projects whit multi Xaml and one ps.1 to exe compile.
If you do a MSI, the issue is you get a new program in the controlpanel you have to un-install everytime over and over.

All hope Sapien will look into it soon as possible.
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Thank you for the feedback.
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