Getting Intellisense for Silverlight in VS 2008

November 16, 2007
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Silverlight
I’ve had a number of people ask me about intellisense with Silverlight 1.0 on VS 2008.  The trick is to *not* use the WPF Editor (the one that won’t show Silverlight WPF anyway).  To make it work:

  • Right click the XAML file in the solution and pick “Open With…”.
  • Pick “XML Editor”
  • Click “Set as Default” if you want it to always open XAML files in the XML Editor…

Voila…