Design mode detection in WinRT

 

Windows Phone 8 shares a lot with Windows 8. They both use the new WinRT runtime. But, as weird as it sounds, they have sometimes differences where you wouldn’t expect.

Example, if you want to detect if you are in design mode (like in Blend our the VS designer) in Windows 8, you do :

Windows.ApplicationModel.DesignMode.DesignModeEnabled

While in Windows Phone 8 you do :

DesignerProperties.IsInDesignTool

Smells like two teams that didn’t talk to each others 😉

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Olivier

Olivier

Mobile Engineer at Arcana Studio
Freelance developer. Passionate for mobile Development and IoT. Expert in WinRT and Xamarin. MVP Windows Platform Development Nokia Developer Champion