Visual Studio WPF apps – black box on screen is XAML Diagnostics menu

When running WPF apps in debug mode in Visual Studio there is a little black menu that appears on the screen.  This is a debugging tool which can be very useful however I find I sometimes want to turn it off.  Here is what it looks like:

vsblackbox

To turn it off click the Tools menu – Options – Debugging – General and turn off Show runtime tools in application.

vsdebuggins

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