I just started out using Visual Studio 2017 in combination with Xamarin to experiment and follow some tutorials. I've used previous editions before, but mostly for webdevelopment. One of the things that got me stuck almost immediately is that the XAML Intellisense is not working. Yes, it is something I can work around. But it makes development quite hard and annoying, since the whole reason for working in an IDE like VS2017 is the autocompletion, code inspection and such.
Steps to reproduce this issue are the following:
I have the following versions installed:
Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017
Version 15.2 (26430.12) Release
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Community
Visual Basic 2017 00369-60000-00001-AA654
Microsoft Visual Basic 2017
Visual C# 2017 00369-60000-00001-AA654
Microsoft Visual C# 2017
Visual C++ 2017 00369-60000-00001-AA654
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017
Visual F# 4.1 00369-60000-00001-AA654
Microsoft Visual F# 4.1
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package 8.6.00404.2
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017 15.0.30503.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017
Common Azure Tools 1.9
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
Merq 1.1.17-rc (cba4571)
Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager for Visual Studio extensions.
Microsoft Visual Studio VC Package 1.0
Microsoft Visual Studio VC Package
Mono Debugging for Visual Studio Mono.Debugging.VisualStudio
Support for debugging Mono processes with Visual Studio.
NuGet Package Manager 4.2.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio
Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows Apps 15.0.26430.06
The Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows apps allow you to build a single universal app experience that can reach every device running Windows 10: phone, tablet, PC, and more. It includes the Microsoft Windows 10 Software Development Kit.
Xamarin 184.108.40.2066 (1be4f0c)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android SDK 220.127.116.11 (9dbc4c5)
Xamarin.Android Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK 10.10.0.35 (4cffddf)
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.