How to: Enable the Properties Window in Visual Web Developer

The Properties window enables you to view and change the design-time properties and events of selected objects that are located in editors and designers within Visual Studio. You can also use the Properties window to modify and view file, project, and solution properties. The Properties window is available on the View menu of Visual Web Developer.

By default, the Properties window is not enabled in Source view. You will notice an increase in display performance in Source view when properties are not displayed. You can change whether the Properties window is displayed by setting the appropriate option within Visual Studio.

To enable the Properties window in Visual Web Developer

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options. The Options dialog box opens.

  2. In the left pane, double-click (or expand) the Text Editor node, expand the HTML node, and then click Miscellaneous.


    Additional options can be found in the Options dialog box by selecting the Show all settings check box.

  3. Select the Enable Property grid in Source view check box.

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