Understanding the Properties Window

All Proficy Portal objects have properties you can define. Many of them are available from an object's configuration dialog box. For example, you can select the font of a text object by double-clicking the object and selecting the font from the Text Configuration dialog box.

One drawback with this approach is you cannot see the object or how it looks with its current configuration applied until you close the configuration dialog box. If you need to adjust an object's configuration, you need to repeatedly open and close the object's configuration dialog box until you are satisfied.

You can avoid such a tedious process by using the Properties window. The Properties window displays all the editable properties of an object in a two-column list. The left column shows the name of the property and the right column shows the value. By selecting and entering the value of a property and pressing Enter, you can change individual property values.

NOTE: The Properties window is not available for all objects.

However, unlike an object's configuration dialog box, the Properties window does not have to be closed in order for your changes to take effect. You can leave the window open and change different properties to test the effect of each change. As you select different objects, the list of properties updates to reflect the currently selected object.

Changing a value for a specific property can be difficult because its range of values may not be obvious. To help you modify property values, information about the currently selected property appears at the bottom of the Properties window. For information about the properties that appear in an object's configuration dialog box, refer to the Properties Reference e-book.

You can display the Properties window by selecting a shape and right-clicking it. When a context menu appears, select Properties.

NOTE: Not all objects allow you to modify property values with the Properties window.

See Also

Configuring objects