Thursday, June 30, 2011

F# XAML Item Templates Now on Visual Studio Gallery

A new VS2010 extension is now available on Visual Studio Gallery that provides several XAML related item templates for F# projects. The provided item templates include Window for WPF as well as Page, UserControl, and ResourceDictionary for Silverlight and WPF.

To get started, do the following:

1. Download and install the extension from or through the Extention Manager in Visual Studio 2010 as shown below (Extension Manager can be found under Tools -> Extension Manager..):

2. Once installed, you will see the following option available in the Add New Item wizard for F# Silverlight projects:

3. For F# WPF projects, the Add New Item wizard will look like the following:

These item templates complement the existing F# WPF and Silverlight project templates quite well. Here is a list of a few of these project templates that are currently available on Visual Studio Gallery:


F# Web Application (Silverlight)


F# App Template with Theme
F# Windows App (WPF, MVVM)
F# WPF Application

As usual you can find the source on my github (

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