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How to: Display Query and View Designer Panes

The Query and View Designer is composed of four separate panes: the Diagram pane, the Criteria pane, the SQL pane, and the Results pane. Typically when you open a view or create a new query all four windows open, but if you need to open any of these windows, you can do so as long as the Query and View Designer is open.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

To display Query and View Designer panes

  1. Open a view or create a new query to open the Query and View Designer.

  2. From the Query Designer menu, point to Pane and click the name of the pane you want to open.