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Quick Actions and Smart Tags

Quick Actions

Quick Actions are design-time extensions that allow you to quickly set values or bind the most important control properties. Quick Actions help you perform repetitive actions, for example, assign icons, and define services and behaviors for a control.

Refer to the Quick Actions topic for information on the Quick Actions structure and capabilities.

Availability

Quick Actions are available in Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 and later. They replace Smart Tags in the new WPF XAML Designer.

.NET 5 applications use the new WPF XAML Designer by default. To use Quick Actions in .NET Framework, enable the following option in Visual Studio:

Tools > Options > Preview Features > New WPF XAML Designer for .NET Framework (requires restart)

Smart Tags

Smart Tags – an alternative to Quick Actions – are used when the new WPF XAML Designer is disabled or not available.

SmartTagStructure

Refer to the Smart Tags topic for information on Smart Tags structure and capabilities.