XAML Regions

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Provides the ability to create regions in XML and XAML code.

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2015, 2013, 2012, 2010
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7/31/2015
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by Spoelle | August 21 2015

as others said: very useful and should be standard in VS. Thank you!

by Erphis | August 13 2015

by Lukiya Chen | July 22 2015

Need vs2015 support

Jacob Johnston July 29 2015
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I've just updated with VS2015 support. Sorry about the delay!

by walteu | June 21 2015

Congratulation! Very helpfully. I use it often now. Many thanks.

by MangeshGhotage | March 04 2015

Simple yet useful!

by Katarzyna Zabkiewicz | November 06 2014

Very useful! Thanks!

by George I. Birbilis | September 26 2014

VS should have this by default

by KayS | August 10 2014

Nice work. And surprisingly for me :-) also <!-- #region --> works fine

by Brandon C Poole | July 15 2014

Very helpful! Can't believe this isn't standard.

by Heck, Waldemar | June 04 2014

Thank you very much.

This should take over Microsoft in the next version in the standard.

by chriga | May 22 2014

This is something that is definitely missing in VS.

by Esccriru | May 06 2014

Amazing extension, its usefull to collapse all the lines about styles and templates. Thanks!

by chostelet | May 02 2014

Magnifique !

by panthernet | April 29 2014

THAT IS AWESOME! Microsoft should've done this a long ago! Now it is soooo easy to build templates storage in one file! THANK YOU so much!

by Sameer Vijaykar | April 16 2014

Simple and useful.

by Shicheng.Wang | February 13 2014

Can't be installed in Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone & Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows

by alexerax | December 10 2013

by Michael Albaladejo | November 28 2013

Very nice. I love it. Thanks.

by mark-cirrus | November 22 2013

by maxima | October 22 2013

nice

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  • VS 2015 support
    4 Posts | Last post July 29, 2015
    • VS2015 is now release candidate.  What would it take to get this working in VS2015?
    • Alright, there's an easy fix. Download the .vsix file, rename to .zip. Open the file extension.vsixmanifest in a text editor and update the data accordingly. Increase the version to something higher (I changed it to 0.8.0.1), add another SupportedProducts element for VS 14.0 Enterprise and Pro, and I've also set SupportedFrameworkRuntimeEdition MaxVersion="4.6" (not sure whether it's required). The code itself is unchanged, so I didn't bother patching the DLL file. Just tried it and it works well.
    • Confirmed in VS2015RC. Ahhh... That's so much better! You're a life saver. 
    • VS2015 support just added, sorry it took so long!
  • Source code
    1 Posts | Last post April 28, 2015
    • Is the source code of this extension available somewhere? The licence would allow using it, I just can't find it anywhere.
  • VS 2015
    1 Posts | Last post March 17, 2015
    • Will this extension support VS 2015? Currently CTP 6 is out.
  • VS restart
    2 Posts | Last post September 26, 2014
    • Although the extension installer doesn't complain when Visual Studio is open, it seems you have to close and restart it for the extension to start working (at least in a Silverlight XAML file that I tried)
      
      also it seems to change styling of all XML comments
    • UPDATE: ignore my comment regarding the XML comments' styling, it was "redmuffin multiadornment" extension that was restyling the comments
  • XML regions
    1 Posts | Last post September 26, 2014
    • why not support this at any XML file too? (.XML, .XSL/.XSLT, .XSD, etc.)
  • Add Region Highlights
    1 Posts | Last post September 02, 2014
    • Hi!
      Could you add highlights like "Region Highlights" http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f6c01911-3c3f-4831-8e83-ea0d5d147964 by Paul Rogero
      or like "redmuffin.MultiAdornment" http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/03e958d5-66a5-4947-9d5e-334766cc5877 by michael_volz
      ???
      
  • Hotkey support missing?
    1 Posts | Last post July 01, 2014
    • With regular Visual Studio regions you can select them and press "Ctrl+]" (control + right square bracket) to switch the cursor location between the #region and the #endregion (just like how it works for "{" and "}", etc.).
      
      The extension seems to work except that it lacks this feature.
      
      Is it something that could be easily added?
  • Commands
    3 Posts | Last post June 13, 2014
    • Any plans to add a few related commands? It would be very useful to be able to collapse all regions or the deepest level of regions. Sadly the removal of macros from VS2012+ prevents me scripting up something!
      
      Essentially I'd like an easy way of resetting the file to the default open state where only your regions are collapsed. The standard collapse functionality in VS isn't much use because it doesn't differentiate and collapses everything.
    • (Or to release source? :)
    • I've just updated my free "Menees VS Tools 2013" extension (for VS 2013) to support its CollapseAllRegions and ExpandAllRegions commands when the XAML Regions extension (or the Web Essentials extension) is installed and enabled.
  • Not Supported on VS13 for Desktop Express Edition
    1 Posts | Last post April 22, 2014
    • Why I can't install your extension on VS13 Express Edition for Desktop?
      
      Thanks.
      
      Jymmy097
  • ArgumentOutOfRangeException
    6 Posts | Last post September 14, 2013
    • fyi, i'm getting an error message box popup occasionally while editing Xaml that has Xaml Regions on it. It just says its logged the error to the Activity Log. The entry looks like:
      
      <entry>
          <record>882</record>
          <time>2013/09/04 03:10:40.195</time>
          <type>Error</type>
          <source>Editor or Editor Extension</source>
          <description>System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.&#x000D;&#x000A;Parameter name: span&#x000D;&#x000A;   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.SnapshotSpan..ctor(ITextSnapshot snapshot, Span span)&#x000D;&#x000A;   at XAMLRegions.RegionOutlineTagger.RegionSearch_RegionsChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)&#x000D;&#x000A;   at XAMLRegions.RegionSearch.Parse()&#x000D;&#x000A;   at XAMLRegions.RegionSearch.buffer_Changed(Object sender, TextContentChangedEventArgs e)&#x000D;&#x000A;   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Utilities.GuardedOperations.RaiseEvent[TArgs](Object sender, EventHandler`1 eventHandlers, TArgs args)</description>
        </entry>
      
      I'm guessing cos it mentions XAMLRegions it might be caused by it.
      
      
      Cheers
    • Hmmmm, thanks for the report. I'll look into it and see if I can squash that bug.
    • Same problem here. Using XAML regions 0.7 on VS2012. Occurs now and then when editing XAML files. Activity log says:
        <entry>
          <record>664</record>
          <time>2013/09/09 07:42:49.080</time>
          <type>Error</type>
          <source>Editor or Editor Extension</source>
          <description>System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.&#x000D;&#x000A;Parameter name: span&#x000D;&#x000A;   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.SnapshotSpan..ctor(ITextSnapshot snapshot, Span span)&#x000D;&#x000A;   at XAMLRegions.RegionOutlineTagger.RegionSearch_RegionsChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)&#x000D;&#x000A;   at XAMLRegions.RegionSearch.Parse()&#x000D;&#x000A;   at XAMLRegions.RegionSearch.buffer_Changed(Object sender, TextContentChangedEventArgs e)&#x000D;&#x000A;   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Utilities.GuardedOperations.RaiseEvent[TArgs](Object sender, EventHandler`1 eventHandlers, TArgs args)</description>
        </entry> 
    • me too, same problem. Using XAML regions 0.7 on VS2012
      
      <entry>
          <record>644</record>
          <time>2013/09/12 11:57:38.215</time>
          <type>Error</type>
          <source>Editor or Editor Extension</source>
          <description>System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.&#x000D;&#x000A;Parameter name: span&#x000D;&#x000A;   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.SnapshotSpan..ctor(ITextSnapshot snapshot, Span span)&#x000D;&#x000A;   at XAMLRegions.RegionOutlineTagger.RegionSearch_RegionsChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)&#x000D;&#x000A;   at XAMLRegions.RegionSearch.Parse()&#x000D;&#x000A;   at XAMLRegions.RegionSearch.buffer_Changed(Object sender, TextContentChangedEventArgs e)&#x000D;&#x000A;   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Utilities.GuardedOperations.RaiseEvent[TArgs](Object sender, EventHandler`1 eventHandlers, TArgs args)</description>
        </entry>
    • Hey guys, sorry about those annoying messages. I've just released 0.8, which should address that issue. Let me know if you're still getting these errors.
    • Nice work. Thanks!
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