Ok, I just have to give a shout out to one of the best tools out there for authoring loose xaml. And, if the logo didn’t give it away … it’s Robby Ingebretsen’s Kaxaml tool. It is available here for download … free of charge!
It’s been out for quite some time … so the purpose of this blog post is really to just publicly thank him for making such an awesome tool … one, in fact, that I don’t leave home without.
Recently, I have been composing Haikus … just because a tool like this … deserves poetry … and poetry better than mine!
But, in case you haven’t heard about it or haven’t played with it much … here is some quick info. I believe you pronounce it <ka-zam-al> … and I like to think like Shazam! Pow! (I have not confirmed this was the intent of its author … it might just be the meanderings of this crazy mind of mine.)
It has a pretty sweet list of features:
- A snippet library with the ability to insert snippets via shortcut
- A folding editor
- An integrated color picker
- A xaml scrubber (or pretty printer or formatter or whatever you want to call it)
- The ability to zoom in and out on your rendered xaml
- The ability to make your xaml larger (use ctrl-wheel)
- Handles both WPF and Silverlight
- And more!
- Bonus: Robby recently recorded several videos that will bring you up to Kaxaml power user status in a matter of minutes. Check them out.