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If I create a custom view or use a widget that's not provided by the built in android framework it should render in the designer and not just an annoying grey box that's the wrong size. It makes the designer unusable.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 28416 ***
Is this actually a duplicate issue?
This issue is getting worse now that we have the material design library with even more custom widgets. The designer is basically useless.