XAML Spy Express

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XAML Spy Express, introduced in XAML Spy v2, is the free edition of XAML Spy. XAML Spy Express provides a limited, but useful set of features that allow you to spy on XAML apps for free. See the comparison chart below for more details on the features that are available in the Express edition compared to the licensed editions.

When installing XAML Spy for the first time, you can evaluate the product for a limited period. During the evaluation period you have access to all features of XAML Spy. Once the evaluation period has expired, XAML Spy will automatically switch to the XAML Spy Express edition, unless you purchase a license.

Comparison chart

Comparing the features of XAML Spy Express with the licensed editions of XAML Spy.

  express licensed
  Standalone application
  Visual Studio 2012/2013 Extension
Platform support
  Windows Phone
  Windows Store
Connectivity options
  Visual Studio integration
  Launch Silverlight XAP  
  Connect Silverlight inbrowser apps  
  Launch Silverlight OOB apps  
  Launch Windows Phone XAP  
  Attach to WPF process  
  Browse package
  Browse isolated storage
  Explore performance monitors
  Monitor sensor readings
  Browse UI automation tree
  Browse UI visual tree
  Explore installed apps
  Browse installed app package and storage  
  Remote debugging (learn more)
  Search (learn more)
  Go to source
  View properties *)
  Edit properties  
  View XAML  
  Open files  
  Edit files  
  Decompiler support (learn more)  

*) The property grid in XAML Spy Express displays a limited set of properties