Bug 57604 - [Papercut] Provide xml intellisense for required attributes and namespaces
Summary: [Papercut] Provide xml intellisense for required attributes and namespaces
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Designer ()
Version: 7.3 (15.2)
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stephen Shaw
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-06-19 20:27 UTC by Jon Douglas [MSFT]
Modified: 2017-09-26 18:04 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

Notice (2018-05-24): bugzilla.xamarin.com is now in read-only mode.

Please join us on Visual Studio Developer Community and in the Xamarin and Mono organizations on GitHub to continue tracking issues. Bugzilla will remain available for reference in read-only mode. We will continue to work on open Bugzilla bugs, copy them to the new locations as needed for follow-up, and add the new items under Related Links.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed on this bug tracker over the years. Thanks also for your understanding as we make these adjustments and improvements for the future.

Please create a new report for Bug 57604 on Developer Community or GitHub if you have new information to add and do not yet see a matching new report.

If the latest results still closely match this report, you can use the original description:

  • Export the original title and description: Developer Community HTML or GitHub Markdown
  • Copy the title and description into the new report. Adjust them to be up-to-date if needed.
  • Add your new information.

In special cases on GitHub you might also want the comments: GitHub Markdown with public comments

Related Links:

Description Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2017-06-19 20:27:03 UTC

Currently there is no suggested intellisense within the "Source" view of the Android Designer. This tends to stop developers in their tracks when coding a layout from scratch.

For example if you created a blank <LinearLayout></LinearLayout> element, you might see the following from Android Studio:

Element LinearLayout doesn't have required attribute layout_height
Element LinearLayout doesn't have required attribute layout_width

Android Studio:


However we don't get that experience in Visual Studio

Visual Studio:


In this case Android Studio suggests the minimal required attributes of layout_height / layout_width. It will help you insert these values until the View/ViewGroup is minimally satisfied.

If Android Studio adds these attributes but does not add the namespace, it will then let you know that you are also missing the namespace and provide a solution to add it into your XML.


This whole process helps developers get to a minimal compiling layout without building their project.