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MFractor Auto-Updates Known Issue

MFractor Auto-Updates Known Issue

We are currently experiencing issues with MFractor where it is not automatically updating to the latest published version. We are working with the Visual Studio Mac team to resolve this issue.

If you are experiencing bugs in MFractor or are unable to receive service release updates, please follow the instructions below to manually update MFractor.

The latest version of MFractor can be found in the direct-download link below:


To install this version:

  1. Go to the top Visual Studio menu and open the Extension Manager by selecting Extensions...
  2. If MFractor is installed, uninstall it and restart the IDE.
  3. In the Extension Manager, click Install from file and browse to the downloaded mpack file.
  4. After MFractor is installed, restart Visual Studio Mac.
This version of MFractor (3.8.15) will work in the following Visual Studio Mac releases:
  • 8.1.5.
  • 8.2 and above with limited XAML tooling support.
  • 8.3 and above with limited XAML tooling support.
Visual Studio Mac 8.2 XAML Editor Support
If you are using Visual Studio Mac 8.2 or higher, MFractor's XAML tooling will not appear in the new XAML editor. We are currently porting our XAML tooling to the new editor as part the integration work for MFractor for Visual Studio Windows.

In the meantime, you can use our existing XAML editor by performing the following steps: go to the top Visual Studio menu -> Preferences -> Text Editor -> Behavior -> XAML -> uncheck “Enable new XAML language service”


Matthew Robbins - Founder of www.mfractor.com

MFractor now supports Visual Studio Mac 2019

MFractor now supports Visual Studio Mac 2019

We are pleased to announce that MFractor is now available for Visual Studio for Mac 2019 🎊

This release includes full compatibility with the new C# editor; all existing MFractor features will now work in either the new or old C# editor.

To get MFractor for Visual Studio Mac 2019, open the Extension Manager and under Gallery, choose MFractor v3.8.0.

Be sure to restart all instances of Visual Studio Mac for MFractor to take effect!

Also in this release, we've sneakily included a new feature, our extract XAML Style refactoring. Simply right click on any control in XAML and chose Refactor -> Extract XAML Style to convert the properties of the control into a style!

XAML Style Editor

The new XAML style editor.

Based on customer feedback, we've also simplified the MVVM wizard to make it much easier to use. 

The revamped MVVM wizard.

Lastly, and most importantly, MFractor v3.8.0 lays the groundwork for our coming Windows product and for monthly billing. Tom and I have done a huge amount of work behind the scenes to set us up for the next 6-12 months.


Matthew Robbins - Founder of MFractor