Bring back the visual designer in SharePoint designer
Power users are at a real disadvantage now that the visual part of SharePoint designer has been removed.
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Star D. commented
I think they declined it because they want you to buy Visio Pro.
Emilio Rinaudo commented
at least give us an explanation!
Declined without any explanation.
I think removal of visual SPD indicates Microsoft doesn't understand the user base for SharePoint. It's popular precisely because it's usable by power users and not just developers who can code. Removing visual SPD seems like an instance of cutting of your nose to spite your face, as the saying goes.
Please bring back visual designer in SPD 2013. This was a great feature and it is greatly missed. Some jobs do not require the full Visual Studio interface.
In addition to bringing back the visual aspect, also bring back the ability to add conditional formatting in views.
Either bring it back to Designer or work closer with Adobe so their products integrate with SharePoint.
Matthew Carter commented
I am NOT a developer, to be able to edit and alter the system without requiring knowledge of Visual Studio is important to my using the product and being productive!
Christian Stahl commented
We need it back, plz
Yes this is very useful in particuarly for xslt data filter web parts and conditional formatting (color coding based on metadata values). Maybe this is one reason why my company is hesitant to leave SP 2010 right now. Although I have found SP 2013 to be awesome too. The lack of design view in SP Designer is by far the biggest flaw I think.
Bring back design view!!!!!
Thomas Humphrey commented
I am a simple power user. I was devastated when I found visual designer missing from 2013.
I really liked it... Please get SharePoint designer and visual designer back