Release notes

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Version 1.2.1.0 - September 2013 Update

This is the September 2013 Update of XAML Spy, released on September 11, 2013.

  • Added support for Windows 8.1 RTM (6.3.9600.0)
  • Added support for Silverlight 5.1.20513.0
  • Added support for JetBrains dotPeek 1.1 decompiler.
  • Fixed a bug where Ctrl+Shift+mousehover didn't work for popup visuals in WinStore 8.1 apps
  • Fixed dependency conflicts when referencing async Task lib in a Windows Phone 7 app
  • Performance improvements when reading attached property values

Version 1.2.0.0 - July 2013 Update

This is the July 2013 Update (2) of XAML Spy, released on July 22, 2013.

  • Added Visual Studio integration (learn more)
    • New XAML Spy Power Tools extension for Visual Studio
    • New visual go-to-source when using Visual Studio integration

Version 1.1.10.0 - July 2013 Update

This is the July 2013 Update of XAML Spy, released on July 5, 2013.

  • Added support for Windows 8.1 Preview
    • New XamlSpy.WinRT451.dll client library
    • BindingExpressions shown in property grid for Win8.1 apps
    • Installed app list now includes Win8.1 apps
  • Added support for entering bindings and string values for dependency objects in property grid (learn more)
  • Added GotFocus and LostFocus events for SL and Store apps to event monitor
  • Fixed empty windows phone device list when WP 7 SDK not installed
  • Fixed a bug where the store app title could not be read from the AppxManifest.xml

Version 1.1.9.0 - May 2013 Update

This is the May 2013 Update of XAML Spy, released on May 13, 2013.

  • Added support for inline content editing of text files in storage
  • Added support for custom attached properties in store apps
  • Added support for WPF content hosted in WinForm apps using ElementHost
  • Fixed support for attached properties defined as fields in store apps
  • Fixed the zoom&pan invalid transform for store apps
  • Fixed a bug in orientation handling of phone apps
  • Fixed a NullReferenceException when accessing RootVisual.RenderTransform in phone apps

Version 1.1.8.0 - March 2013 Update

This is the March 2013 Update of XAML Spy, released on March 13, 2013.

  • Added support for Silverlight 5.1.20125.0
  • Added support for JetBrains dotPeek decompiler
  • Added support for Automation attached properties in WP7 and WP8
  • Added access to remote Windows Store packages
  • Added find all instances of certain type in statistics
  • Fixed a lock error when accessing isolated storage
  • Fixed a bug preventing LightSwitch apps from connecting

Version 1.1.7.0 - January 2013 Update

This is the January 2013 Update of XAML Spy, released on January 14, 2013.

  • XAML Spy connections are now password protected (learn more)
  • Added a summary pane to the property grid
  • Added a new select value source command to jump to the source visual of an inherited property value
  • Added history navigation back/forward buttons in automation and UI explorer
  • Added support for CategoryAttribute and DescriptionAttribute in the propertygrid
  • Added Windows Phone device selection to the add app wizard
  • Added storage support for remote Windows Store apps
  • Fixed an unhandled exception where XAML Spy tries to send data to a disconnected client
  • Fixed a StackOverflowException when reaching the WPF layout nesting limit in TreeView
  • Fixed a bug where children of non-FrameworkElement visuals (such as ContainerVisual in WPF) are missing
  • Fixed a FileNotFoundException that may occur when finding running WPF processes
  • Fixed a bug where the Windows Phone XamlSpyService could not be registered automatically
  • Attached properties now optional, vastly improving property grid performance
  • Changed the naming convention; application now app, WinRT now Windows Store

Version 1.1.6.0 - December 2012 Update

This is the December 2012 Update of XAML Spy, released on December 19, 2012.

  • Added real-time sensor readings from local and remote devices
  • Improved mouse cursor position visibility when ruler enabled
  • Improved error messages
  • Fixed a message serialization bug in the network stack
  • Fixed a DuplicateKeyException when same name types exist in different namespaces in XAML app
  • Fixed a bug where Silverlight OOB apps do not launch correctly

Version 1.1.5.0 - October 2012 Update

This is the October 2012 Update of XAML Spy, released on October 30, 2012.

  • Added support for Windows Phone 8 (learn more)
  • New real-time performance monitor graphs (learn more)
  • Added line number for text and folding support for xml content
  • Added a application list summary tooltip when clicking the ? in the title of the applications pages
  • Added a 'select focused' command to the user interface page
  • Added support for multiple UI threads in WPF
  • Fixed a bug where the visual cues (grid, selection shape, etc) in a XAML app are hidden by other popup elements
  • Fixed a bug where the XAML view chokes on illegal XML characters
  • Various minor UI tweaks and fixes

Version 1.1.4.0 - September 2012 Refresh

This is the September 2012 Refresh release of XAML Spy, released on September 28, 2012. This is an out-of-band release fixing two critical issues

  • fix: InvalidOperationException when opening AddAppWizard multiple times on Win7 without .NET 4.5
  • fix: SL out-of-browser launch may fail with incorrect parameters error message

Version 1.1.3.0 - September 2012 Update

This is the September 2012 Update of XAML Spy, released on September 24, 2012

  • New remote debugging of XAML apps on remote devices (learn more)
  • New Add Application wizard makes connecting XAML apps to XAML Spy super easy
  • Added support for Windows Phone devices
  • Added automatic Windows Firewall configuration to installer
  • Fixed a bug where the installer uses the default install folder instead of the actual install folder when upgrading
  • Fixed a bug where phone apps did not automatically reconnect after activation
  • Properties of type FrameworkTemplate now available in the property grid
  • Other minor fixes

Version 1.1.2.0 - August 2012 Refresh

This is the August 2012 Refresh release of XAML Spy, released on August 29, 2012

  • Fixes a bug where apps fail to start in the Windows Phone emulator (WPTool error)
  • Fixes a bug where SL3 inbrowser apps fail to connect
  • Fixes a setup bug where XamlSpySvc fails to install on some non-US OS's
  • Fixes a bug that prevents desktop deployed LightSwitch apps to connect in certain scenarios
  • Theme accent colors updated

Version 1.1.0.0 - August 2012 Update

This is the August 2012 Update of XAML Spy, released on August 21, 2012

  • New WPF application manager with support for attaching to running WPF apps (learn more)
  • New dark theme and small font support
  • Adds support for Windows 8 RTM
  • Adds support for all attached properties available in AppDomain
  • Adds architecture and platform version info to apps
  • Adds word wrap and 'newline on attributes' support to text and xml content
  • Adds TargetType and x:Key properties to Style objects in property grid
  • New XAML Spy setup including 'Launch XAML Spy' option
  • XAML Spy is now a 64bit process
  • Numerous bug fixes

Version 1.0.5.0 - July 2012 Update

This is the July 2012 update of XAML Spy, released on July 17, 2012.

  • Added support for WPF 4 applications (learn more)
  • XAML Spy client menu updated with new ruler and show/hide selection support (learn more)
  • Apps in the application manager can be renamed
  • New bring XAML spy to front button in XAML Spy Browser
  • Fixes for various unhandled exceptions

Version 1.0.4.0 - RTM

This is the RTM release of XAML Spy, released on June 15, 2012.

  • New decompilation services using ILSpy, JustDecompile and Reflector (learn more)
  • New UI explorer features; datacontext scope visualizer and explore-from-here and collapse-all-but-this commands (learn more)
  • Fixed a deadlock issue in XamlSpyService.StartService while accessing files in package (WinRT)
  • Silverlight browser viewport resize options
  • Licensing enabled

Version 1.0.3.0 and earlier

Pre-release versions of XAML Spy are no longer available.