ApplicationMenu not visible in VisualDesigner

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Posted 8 years ago by James Ford
Version: 10.1.0523
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When working with the ApplicationMenu.xaml in VisualStudio the "design" tab only shows "the root element is unsupported". Seeing visual feedback as I make changes without needing to restart would be very useful. Is there anything I can do to get this to work, or if not, can I request this feature?

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Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi James,

Sorry but I believe that Microsoft only allows a few root element types (or their inheritors) to be designed in the Visual Studio designer as a root element. Those include Window, UserControl, Page, and ContentControl. But ApplicationMenu wouldn't be supported since it doesn't inherit any of those.

Note that even the native ListBox and TabControl controls aren't supported in the designer as root elements.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2018.1 build 0675) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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