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Android visual designer - still can't drag and drop from toolbox?

SteveShaw.5557SteveShaw.5557 USMember ✭✭✭
edited December 2016 in Visual Studio

For the past year we've been creating all our Android layouts manually by editing XML. Decided to try UI designer again, figuring there have been enough updates it should be useable now. Apparently not:

New File / Android / Layout, name it fragment_what_ever.axml. Shows up in Designer tab, with our app name in the title bar, and the entire blank area below can be clicked on (outline appears) - it is a vertical LinearLayout. But when try to drag ANY control or layout on to (the blank area) from the toolbox, nothing happens.

The existing XML (created by the New File / Layout command):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android=""
    android:layout_height="match_parent" />

Is this a known bug?


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