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Hey guys, not sure if this is the correct spot for my post. I keep finding myself with the urge to create a custom theme for my setup, even if it's solely just for my setup. Graphics design and designing with a wysiwyg format, like my olden days of Flash, and Dreamweaver I would be fine. Designing with code,...well, I totally blow. So I watch Mr. Carr's videos, then do the attempt, get frustrated, and do something else in life for a month, or so and then find myself once again on YouTube, for another cycle. When I watch the videos, I feel I'm doing what's being shown, making a copy of the theme folder, placing it in another location to work on, etc. More often than not, I seem to get shutdown as soon as I try to open one of the views. The most common error I get is an 'Invalid Markup' error, like VS finds a term it can't relate to, or find a proper reference for. So in-turn, I never get a chance to get a Designer window to open. I attached a screenshot, and I have no doubt it's user error, but if someone more fluent on the coding side could maybe give me a pointer on what I might do to resolve this, whether a setting change, or package I need to download, I would be greatly appreciative. 

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That (screen error message) will happen with some of the older themes.  Even though they still open properly in BigBox.  Do you get that error when you open (a copy of) the Default. theme?

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Thanks for the response. I wondered if something like that may have been the case, but I just opened the PlatformWheel3FiltersView. xaml file from my copied Default, and it flagged the same error. I believe VS updated to 2019 recently, think I need to downgrade the VS?

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Myself, I don't know.  Though I was just able to load a 'Default Copy' and it worked with Wheel3. My VS Community is up to date.image.thumb.png.2a12a62c261f08cd690a77aa21ab91fc.pngHopefully someone will chime in with "that one little checkbox" or whatever it takes to have it show.  The only remotely possible thing I can think of is, the Default theme (at least mine) uses .Net 4.6.1.  May check you have that. 

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Well I've been reading deeper in the context on the errors and I have it up now. Not sure if it is the correct way, but when I copied the default, in the references folder there were only 4 dll files. So I went back to my main LB folder under the Metadata, and just copied the missing dll's. I have the Designer window opening now on all my view files. Thank you for your effort and responses.

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