Friday, September 18, 2015

Visual Studio Extension of the Week: Inline Color Picker

If you are a web developer then most modern IDE’s have this feature and thanks to Web Essentials and ReSharper I am used to seeing color next to their hex code counterpart inside Visual Studio. But if you are working in XAML then by default Visual Studio does not have this feature. In this post I want to mention a visual studio extension Inline Color Picker that displays actual color next to the hex code inside your XAML file. It allows you to pick a color of your choice using a color picker. I wonder why XAML team at Microsoft doesn’t add this feature.

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Note this Extension has been there for Visual Studio 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010 all along.  Go download it if you are working with XAML.