Not sure why this is happening, but its been happening on all my installations of Xamarin with Visual Studio 2015.

All the tutorials and web pages talk about using Project|Add New Item and adding a new "Forms Xaml Page". But whenever I install Xamarin and Visual Studio 2015, I just get the "Forms ContentPage" and "Forms ContentView" which just generate a C# file, no Xaml.

To fix this, I copied from

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Xamarin\Xamarin\\T\IT\Cross-Platform\Code


C:\Users\your name here\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Templates\ItemTemplates\Visual C#

Finally, it is there: Screenshot 2016-04-08 11.10.19