Note: the information on this page applies to XAML Spy 2. The XAML Spy 3 Preview is fully functional, and requires no license. Preview versions will expire after a certain date.
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.
Comparing the features of XAML Spy Express with the licensed editions of XAML Spy.
|Visual Studio 2012/2013 Extension|
|Visual Studio integration|
|Launch Silverlight XAP|
|Connect Silverlight inbrowser apps|
|Launch Silverlight OOB apps|
|Launch Windows Phone XAP|
|Attach to WPF process|
|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|
|Decompiler support (learn more)|
*) The property grid in XAML Spy Express displays a limited set of properties