In VS2015 Update 2 Microsoft have added an "In app menu" on XAML windows as you're running in Debug.


The first time you hit f5 and run a XAML app after you apply update 2, you might well get a bit of a surprise. Right there on your window is a black thing.
Definitely a "What the .....?" moment for many developers.

Make it Go AWAY

Whilst the functionality offered is occasionally pretty useful, it seems most Developers don't really want to see this menu there permanently.

It's easily hidden - this is a one time fix.
  • Run your app with an f5
  • In vs choose  Debug > Windows > Live Visual Tree
  • Click the top left button in that window

See Also

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