Automatic Tag Update for XAML – Visual Studio 2013

Automatic Tag Update for XAML – Visual Studio 2013

Automatic update of start and end tag were introduced with Visual Studio 2011 Developer Preview; where we were able to update HTML  / ASP.NET Start and End tag automatically.   Prior to the VS 2011 developer preview, we had to update both start and end tags manually for any kind of update on the tags. 

This is a very small but nice features, but it was limited to HTML/ ASP.NET controls tags.  With Visual Studio 2013, you can take advantages of similar feature with XAML markup. 

Now in XAML editor, if you edit any of the start or end tag, corresponding tag will be changed.


There is another small enhancement within the same context. You can remove end tag by just providing an closer “/” with the start tag.

Removing Tag

Hope going forward you will apply this nice feature while working.

Abhijit Jana

Abhijit runs the Daily .NET Tips. He started this site with a vision to have a single knowledge base of .NET tips and tricks and share post that can quickly help any developers . He is a Former Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, CodeProject MVP, Mentor, Speaker, Author, Technology Evangelist and presently working as a .NET Consultant. He blogs at , you can follow him @AbhijitJana . He is the author of book Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide.

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