Can not switch between between rendered and non-rendered Markdown in Xcode without closing the project first

Number:rdar://37397621 Date Originated:09-Feb-2018 01:59 PM
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Developer Tools Product Version:Version 9.2 (9C40b)
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always
A sample project in Xcode require a .xcodesamplecode.plist in the .xcodeproj folder to enable Markdown rendering. To disable rendering and allowing editing the Xcode project must be closed and the .xcodesamplecode.plist file removed. I would like to be able to view the rendered and unrendered Markdown files side by side. Be able to edit a Markdown file. And be able to choose how I want it render by right clicking on a file and using the open dialog. Similar to right clicking on a plist or storyboard file and clicking “Open As” -> “Source Code” or “Rendered Markdown”.

Steps to Reproduce:
1) Create a project in Xcode
2) Add .xcodesamplecode.plist to the .xcodeproj folder to enable Markdown rendering (
3) Create a Markdown file inside the project with the contents:

Expected Results:
The file is editable and I can right click on it to “Open As” -> “Source Code” to view the unrendered Markdown file.

Actual Results:
The file is not editable and when I right click on it to “Open As” -> “Source Code” the file is still rendered.

Version 9.2 (9C40b)



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