location for xaml_export.py when there is no scripts folder?

May 26, 2008 at 1:47 PM

I'd really love to use this XAML exporter for use in Silverlight 2 web based projects created in Expression Blend 2.5, hand coded XAML and hack and bodged C#
I'm struggeling to get it working - can anyone help?

I dont see either of the following after installing Blender

C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\.blender\scripts
C:\Documents and Settings\<YourUserName>\Application Data\Blender Foundation\Blender\.blender\scripts

The only folder in C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\ is Python25 which contains .py files

I installed Python from http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.5.2/ and tryed puting xaml_export.py in the Python25 folder and restarting with no sucess (perhaps this will be of no surprise to you)

I also tryed to run xaml_export.py by double clicking it with no joy (you may have guessed by now that I am more of a designer than a developer)

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

May 26, 2008 at 2:20 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\<YourUserName>

Tools > Folder Options > View (tab)

Select 'Show hidden files and folders' from the Hidden files and folders (click folder icon)

this reveals C:\Documents and Settings\<YourUserName>\Application Data

in which can be found

\Blender Foundation\Blender\.blender\scripts

I coppied xaml_export.py into this folder and restarted Blender

everything now woking sweet as.......

Jun 16, 2008 at 12:13 AM

I put the file here:
C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\.blender\scripts



Nov 20, 2010 at 5:47 AM

I have windows 7 and no such directory exists

First just a heads there is no Application Data folder or Documents and Settings folders in windows 7

The directory is actually 

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Blender Foundation\Blender

once I'm there though there is no .blender directory

there are 2 directories present

1.  plugins  --> This hold some c source code files and the markfiles for building (I'm guessing I don't put it there)

2.  2.54  --> Does have a scripts directory I place it in there and nothing

under the scripts directory there are 8 directories I tried placing in each of these and nothing

can someone tell me where to put this please! 

Nov 20, 2010 at 5:50 AM

sorry the directory is actually

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender

Nov 20, 2010 at 6:28 AM
Edited Nov 20, 2010 at 6:29 AM

ok never mind I just went back to version 2.49 of blender and put it in

C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\.blender\scripts

now it works fine although I like the 2.54 interface MUCH better! ;(

are there plans to make this work with 2.5+?

May 18, 2011 at 6:46 AM

@Marktoth: you simply have to drop the file into the addons folder, then you need to explicitly enable the addon from the User Settings.

Sep 4, 2015 at 7:34 PM
It's still not working after putting in the addons folder, Nothing related to XAML is showing the addons. Is there a specific version of blender, I should look for.
Mar 4, 2016 at 7:29 AM
On windows 10 PC and Blender 2.76 this plugin does not appear in File|Export Menu. I try to install the file xaml_export.py in Preferences (Install from file...) but it is still not working.