Visual Studio crashes when I look at the WPF designer

May 15, 2009 at 6:50 PM


On Windows 2008 64 bits. I compile the solution, then I right-click on App.xaml or Windows1.xaml and select 'view designer' and it Visual Studio crashes, i.e. a very spectacular crash since it just disappears and doesn't even show an exception window.

The application executes fine though.

Am I the only lucky one?



Jun 17, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Happens also on WinXP SP2 (32 bit) and random projects (non-WPF MediaKit). Works in run-time, works in Expression Blend, but crashes VS2008.

If you are familiar with xaml you can right click on .xaml file in VS2008 solution explorer and Open with... -> XML Editor.