Visual Studio 2017 XAML Designer Has No Syntax Highlighting


So I just upgraded to Visual Studio 2017, and sure enough I encountered a few problems. The most recent one is the XAML designer is refusing to show colored syntax highlighting. Here’s a picture:

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I have tried resetting my settings through Tools->Import and Export Settings->Reset All Settings. However, this did nothing but reset my layout. Is anyone else experiencing this? How can I fix it?


I think the font’s or the settings for the XAML highlighting are missing. The easiest thing that I suggest you trying, which is already available to you is:

1)Go to Start

2)Search and run Visual Studio Installer
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installer.exe”

3)You are going to have 3 options depending on the version you have installed

4)You will have 3 Buttons. Click the hamburger menu button (3rd).
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5)Select Repair.

That should repair the installation and I believe it should work just fine!

Answered By – KonKarapas

Answer Checked By – Mildred Charles (AngularFixing Admin)

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