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Visual Studio missing “Forms Xaml Page” from “Add|New Item” menu using Xamarin

Not sure why this is happening, but its been happening on all my installations of Xamarin with Visual Studio 2015.

All the tutorials and web pages talk about using Project|Add New Item and adding a new "Forms Xaml Page". But whenever I install Xamarin and Visual Studio 2015, I just get the "Forms ContentPage" and "Forms ContentView" which just generate a C# file, no Xaml.

To fix this, I copied XamlPage.zip from

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Xamarin\Xamarin\\T\IT\Cross-Platform\Code


C:\Users\your name here\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Templates\ItemTemplates\Visual C#

Finally, it is there:
Screenshot 2016-04-08 11.10.19

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  1. This helped, thanks. But you need to close and reopen VS

  2. Thanks! this works.

  3. Thanks, it solves my problem.
    Besst Regards from France.

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