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Designer not showing preview in VS2022


I am working with the latest preview release of VS2022.

When I open a view with the main element being a syncfusion control (e.g. ribbonwindow), then I do not get a preview the ribbon layout anymore, but I get to see my xaml with a code navigation pane on the side instead.

Any idea how I can see the preview of the Ribbon with all of its menu's and buttings in the designer again?

Kind regards,

Niels van Strien

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6 Replies

NV NM van Strien April 17, 2023 12:08 PM UTC

Please note that this may also be a visual studio issue, so therefore I also posted:


RS Raghavendra Sudhakar Syncfusion Team April 26, 2023 02:02 PM UTC

Hi NM van Strien,

We are having difficulty identifying the specific issue you are experiencing.

Could you please share the following information

  • Could you please confirm if the issue is limited to the ShellView.XAML file or if it also occurs in other XAML files.
  • And please check if there is a tab to switch at the bottom left corner.

This information would help us provide a prompt solution.

Raghavendra S

NV NM van Strien May 16, 2023 08:54 AM UTC

I am sorry - I missed your response here before.

Please know there is also a separate thread for this issue on:


It could be that the issue is Visual Studio related, and not related to the syncfusion control. However, this remains to be seen.

A workaround is available, but the source of the issue is yet to be discovered.

Kind regards,

Niels van Strien

RS Raghavendra Sudhakar Syncfusion Team May 22, 2023 05:06 PM UTC

Hi NM van Strien,

This seems to be an issue in Visual Studio. We can wait until we get further information from the same thread.

Raghavendra S

NV NM van Strien May 22, 2023 07:34 PM UTC

Hi Raghavendra ,

It was posted today that a fix will be included in Visual Studio 2022 some time soon.

See: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/t/Syncfusion-Controls-like-RibbonWindow-an/10340140#T-ND10370530

Kind regards,

Niels van Strien

NV NM van Strien June 19, 2023 07:26 PM UTC

The issue is fixed in Visual Studio 17.7.0 Preview 2.0, which is available for download.

This topic can be closed.

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