So you know the little black box in your XAML form with links to the debugging tools? Looks like this:
It has links to the Live Visual Tree and the Live Property Explorer, among other things. They’re useful tools, to be sure, but if I’m not using them, I don’t want to see the little toolbox. You can minimize it, like this:
Now it’s smaller, but it’s still there. I like a minimalist view of things. That little black bar annoys me. It draws the eye. How to get rid of it? I asked my friend the internet a few minutes at a time for many days to no avail. Maybe I wasn’t using the correct search terms. So I started poking around Visual Studio and I found it here:
In retrospect, it seems obvious that it’s in the “Live Visual Tree” tool window (Debug > Windows > Live Visual Tree). And voila!
Aaaaahhhh. No more little black boxes or bars. All is right with the world again.