I am trying to get an old xaml exporter working in blender 2.79.

I have managed to get it showing up in the add-ons list but it when trying to enable it, i get a bunch of errors. I think the Blender API has changed because it won't import Blender. What can I do (not a python programmer) Or if anyone knows of a Xaml Exporter thats working, let me know.

bl_info = {
    "name": "XAML format (.xaml)",
    "author": "Daniel Lehenbauer and Robert Hogue",
    "version": (0, 0, 48),
    "blender": (2, 71, 0),
    "location": "File > Export > XAML",
    "description": "Export mesh to XAML",
    "warning": "",
    "wiki_url": "https://archive.codeplex.com/?p=xamlexporter",
    "category": "Import-Export"}

from io import StringIO
from math import *

import Blender
from Blender import Scene
from Blender import Texture
from Blender import Mathutils
from Blender import Lamp
import BPyMesh
import BPyObject

I have done some more work on it. The code is on PasteBin I am getting the error shown in the image. enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ The import Blender is an indicator the addon is older than 2.5 (when bpy module was introduced) Could update the addon, or install blender 2.49b 8*( $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Feb 17, 2018 at 8:41
  • $\begingroup$ This one is obvious (old Blender version - Blender module was replaced by bpy module), but posting error messages will help indicating the problem in future. As for making this addon updated for current Blender version - surely doable, but there are many API changes since pre-2.5 version) $\endgroup$
    – kilbee
    Feb 17, 2018 at 11:50
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, so I guess its a complete rewrite. I will think about if I want to do that (since I don't know python). $\endgroup$
    – Haydn
    Feb 18, 2018 at 2:27

1 Answer 1


3D in XAML is pretty much a dead since Microsoft dropped support for it.

I rewrote the script from scratch. You can the script from my GitLab page which includes install and usage instructions as well as the license (MIT).

  • $\begingroup$ Excelllent. Could you give a quick run down on addon install and usage in answer? (Recall XAML was such a big thing in Vista, don't see it that much since I moved to ubuntu) $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Oct 13, 2018 at 10:20
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    $\begingroup$ Link only answers are forbidden and your answer is in danger of getting removed. Please see the comment above and edit accordingly. Thanks! :) You can post the entire script here so if your gitlab account goes it might be helpful to someone else in the future. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Oct 13, 2018 at 17:41
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, do you have a reference for your claim that Microsoft dropped support for it? $\endgroup$ May 30, 2022 at 18:50

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