Bug 21794 - Support http://schemas.android.com/tools in Android designer
Summary: Support http://schemas.android.com/tools in Android designer
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: 4.2.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-04 10:18 UTC by Jeremy Kolb
Modified: 2017-07-10 20:40 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jeremy Kolb 2014-08-04 10:18:55 UTC
The designer would be much more useful if it had support for the tools attributes defined in http://tools.android.com/tech-docs/tools-attributes.  This would be especially useful for seeing list items and fragment layouts in the designer.
Comment 1 Jeremy Kolb 2014-09-04 16:23:26 UTC
Supporting tools:layout would be a big win for custom controls.  Right now using mvvmcross's MvxListView or MvxSpinner makes the designer nearly impossible to use since the controls are not represented properly.
Comment 2 Jeremy Kolb 2016-09-23 15:33:24 UTC
Does the new designer support the tools namespace?
Comment 3 Pierce Boggan [MSFT] 2017-07-10 20:40:37 UTC
Thanks for taking the time to file this enhancement request, @Jeremie! We do support _some_ of the tools attributes defined in http://tools.android.com/tech-docs/tools-attributes, such as tools:layout. Are there any others in particular you are looking for in terms of support in the designer?