In order to work with the designer you will need the following items on your PC:

  • Visual Studio 2017 or a later edition. The type of your VS installation is irrelevant e.g. The designer also works with the "Community" edition.

  • .NET desktop development package in selected during the installation of Visual Studio:

  • The Designer extension which you can download by following these steps:

  • In Visual Studio go to Tools --> Extensions and Updates

  • Select Online extensions

  • Search for "Designer for"

  • Select the Download button

  • The extension will be installed automatically upon the next Visual Studio restart

  • You can verify the successful installation of the designer by accessing the Extension and Updates in Visual Studio and checking if you see the extension in the Installed section: