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Property Pages in SQL Server Management Studio

Property page dialog boxes in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio all use a common format displaying information with expanding and collapsing categories. The fields shown depend on the particular property. Properties shown in gray are read-only. Categorized and Alphabetic buttons are near the top of each property page.

The following table describes the common elements of Management Studio property page dialog boxes.

Element

Description

Categorized

Lists all properties and property values for the selected object, sorted by category. In category view, you can collapse a category to reduce the number of visible properties. When you expand or collapse a category, you see a plus sign (+) or minus sign (-) to the left of the category name. Categories are listed alphabetically.

Alphabetic

Lists all properties and property values for the selected object, sorted alphabetically.

Property name

The first column in the grid lists the property names.

Properties

The second column in the grid lists the property values.

Description pane

The description pane appears at the bottom of the page and shows the property type and a short description of the property. You can turn the description of the property off and on using the Description command on the shortcut menu.

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