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Search for a property or asset by name

You can find properties and assets quickly by entering characters in Search text boxes that will filter the list of displayed items.

The Search text box in the Properties panel

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A Search text box is also available in the storyboard picker to help you search for storyboards.

  1. On the artboard, select the object for which you want to find a property.

  2. At the top of the Properties panel, click inside the Search text box, and then type some characters for the name of the property that you want to search for. The list of properties updates to show only those properties (and advanced properties) that include the characters that you enter.

    The Properties panel displaying only those properties that have "width" in their name

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  3. To restore the Properties panel so that it displays the full list of properties, click the Clear Cc761471.1d1f5548-6c7a-46bd-9d93-591edc576888(en-us,Expression.10).png button next to the Search text box.

  1. With a project open in Microsoft Expression Blend 2, click the Asset Library Cc761471.0224cabd-5da1-4e01-bddd-4a647401a098(en-us,Expression.10).png button in the Toolbox.

  2. In the Asset Library, select the tab that corresponds to the category of assets through which you want to search.

  3. At the top of the Asset Library, click inside the Search text box, and then type some characters for the name of the asset that you want to search for. The list of assets updates to show only those assets that include the characters that you enter.

    The Asset Library displaying only those system controls that have "button" in their name

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  4. To restore the Asset Library so that it displays the full list of assets, click the Clear Cc761471.1d1f5548-6c7a-46bd-9d93-591edc576888(en-us,Expression.10).png button next to the Search text box.

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