WPF – Disable Visual Studio UI Debugging

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When you create WPF apps in Visual Studio, you will see an extra toolbar on your WPF forms:

This is the UI Debugging Tools for XAML in Visual Studio. Options include:

  • Go to Live Visual Tree
  • Enable Selection
  • Display Layout Adorners
  • Track Focused Element

To disable this, in Visual Studio select Tools->Options:

Debugging->General->Enable UI Debugging Tools for XAML:

Rerun and you will now not see the tools:



Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, Azure, and AI.

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