Quickstart - Windows

Getting started with MFractor for Visual Studio Windows

Introduction

This guide is outlines how to install, activate, maintain and use MFractor for Visual Studio Windows.

To learn more about installation, licensing or a particular feature, please refer to the relevant linked documentation.

Setup And Maintenance

Please see the Installation And Setup - Visual Studio Windows documentation.

When installed, MFractor's main menu can be found under the top level Extensions menu:

The main menu of MFractor for Visual Studio Windows

This menu contains the following items:

  • License Kind/Duration: Displays the current license kind and how long it has remaining.
  • License Information: Opens MFractor's license information dialog that allows you to activate a professional license and view licensee information.
  • Buy MFractor: Opens https://www.mfractor.com/buy.
  • Preferences: Opens MFractors preferences panel.
  • Manage Image Assets: Launches the Image Manager. Coming soon in MFractor for Visual Studio Windows.
  • Wizards: MFractors code generation wizards.
  • Import: Contains the image asset and font importer tools.
  • Actions: MFractor utilities like resyncing its solution resources database.
  • About: Information about MFractor like version information, terms of user, privacy policies and third party software.
  • Support: Methods to get help and support for MFractor.

Feature Overview

MFractor for Visual Studio Windows contains the following features to assist Xamarin/.NET developers:

  • 80+ XAML Analysers.
  • 90+ C# and XAML code actions.
  • Font Importer.
  • Image Importer.
  • MVVM Wizard.
  • Value Converter Wizard.
  • MVVM Navigation.
  • Delete Output Folders.
  • Clean And Compress.

Preferences

MFractor behaviour and functionality can be changed using it's preferences.

To access MFractors prefrences:

  1. Go to the top Extensions menu.
  2. Select MFractor.
  3. Select Preferences.

Settings

The Settings section contains

Code Analysis

Formatting

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