Kaxaml is a lightweight XAML editor that gives you a “split view” so you can see both your XAML and your rendered content (kind of like XamlPad but without the gigabyte of SDK). Kaxaml is a hobby and was created to be shared, so it’s free! Feel free to download and try it out. If you don’t like it, it cleans up nicely.
If you’re having problems with the installer or if you’re just a do-it-yourself kind of individual, you can download the files you need as a zip.
The beta version of Kaxaml has identical support for WPF and beta support for Silverlight. In order for the Silverlight functionality to work, you need to have Silverlight 2 installed. To open a Silverlight tab, choose “New Silverlight Tab” from the file menu or hit Ctrl+L on your keyboard. I would totally download the beta if I were you.
Kaxaml is built using WPF. To use it, you need to have the .NET Framework version 3.0 installed on your machine. If you’re running Vista, you already have it. If you’re running Windows XP, you can get it here. Sorry, Kaxaml doesn’t work on a mac or on earlier versions of Windows.
- File operations (New, Open, Save, etc.)
Find / Replace / Goto Line
XAML Snippets (Awesome!)
An extensible Plugin Model
A color picker plugin
Configurable settings for: parsing timeout, backup, editor placement, editor font
A snazzy dual-chromatic UI
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