UWP Improvements in Visual Studio 2017

Here is a list of new features in Visual Studio 2017 for UWP developers.

Installation Improvements

  • Installation size of UWP development tools is reduced to 50%.
  • Installation time reduced to 67%. 

XAML Editor improvements

  • Remove unused namespace using the lightbulb
  • Autocomplete namespace references
  • Relevant selection is loaded in XAML properties in Intellisense 

Debugging and Diagnosis

  • Run-to-Click tool let you execute the exact line of code
  • XAML UI debugging tools use Live Visual tree
  • XAML edit and continue
  • XAML UI Analysis tool 
Watch this Channel 9 video to learn how to use these tools.