Disabling XAML debugging tools in Visual Studio

Disabling XAML debugging tools in Visual Studio

XAML debugging tools are a welcome feature in Visual Studio but you may not want them to load by default.

XAML debugging tools is great addition to Visual Studio, however you may wish to turn them off. I prefer to use XAML Spy so I disabled the native tools by following these steps.

Steps to disable

  1. Select the Visual Studio Options from the menu (Tools -> Options)
  2. In the Options choose Debugging -> General
  3. Uncheck Enable UI Debugging Tools for XAML (towards the bottom of the list)

Options menu for disabling XAML debugging tools

The XAML debugging tools are now off. To turn it back on just check the box again.