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It looks like you’re trying to build a UI? Would you like help?
XAML Studio, a Microsoft Garage project will help you rapidly prototype UWP XAML that can be easily copied into your app in Visual Studio. XAML Studio lets you preview your XAML code in real-time and interact with the result just like it was running in your own app!
This instant response lets you quickly iterate on ideas visually, copy in examples from docs to explore, and test the final behavior all at the same time in one app easily downloaded from the store. You can even download it and get started prototyping while installing Visual Studio!
XAML Studio also includes a suite of tools to help you develop. Provide Data Context to your UI to fill it with static test data or live data from a JSON REST API. Then use our revolutionary binding debugging to not only see how a back-end data source connects to the front-end UI, but spot where errors are occurring and what the most recent values were.
XAML Studio includes a wide range of features, including:
- A live and interactable preview window
- Live Binding and Debugging
- Data Context Editor
- Auto-save and restore documents
- Documentation Toolbox
- Alignment Guides
- Namespace Helpers
Meet the team
Developers now have a tool that enhances their ability to prototype UI, test it, and deploy it into their app.
Michael A. Hawker
Originally having worked a lot with WPF, Michael A. Hawker missed the rapid tools like XamlPad and Kaxaml used for rapidly testing ideas in XAML as he started working with UWP. During the company Hackathon in the summer of 2017, Michael started experimenting with if such an app would be possible as a UWP app itself! Turns out it was! After the hackathon, he continued experimenting, eventually prototyping the visual binding debugger seen in the app today. This inspired him to broaden the scope of his vision to a Studio for testing and prototyping all things XAML. The 2018 hackathon brought a refreshed look and IntelliSense. The release today is the first step in a journey made possible by the Microsoft Garage.
Michael is a Senior Software Engineer for the Partner, Analytics, and essential eXperiences (PAX) team at Microsoft. PAX focuses on driving the ISV ecosystem through technical engagement with partners and industry as well as providing essential first party experiences. Michael is a Contributor and Core Team member of the Windows Community Toolkit and prior “App Ninja”. Previously he’s worked on Windows Protocols, Message Analyzer, and Network Monitor.