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Okay, I'm working within Visual Studio (2022), and after selecting an object on my form--I want to change some properties.

I bring up the PROPERTIES window--and up pops a BLANK window!! Really? NO properties, for NONE of the objects on my form?!

Was this a change, requested by (a) user(s) who are tired of looking at the properties window? Does the properties window get in the way, or something?

Personally, I like having access to the properties window--especially, when I want to make a change to one or more of them.

So, how do I go about telling Visual Studio to provide property information for a selected object--and not just the BLANK window?

What I have tried:

Select an object on my form (in DESIGN mode), and press F4.

Property window displays, however with NO properties.
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Updated 20-Apr-23 17:32pm
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Richard MacCutchan 13-Jun-22 8:48am    
I have VS 2022 and it works fine for me. Has it worked in previous projects, or is this the first time you tried?
robertd903 13-Jun-22 8:53am    
No, I have created multiple projects.

(It gets annoying when, after an "upgrade"--I can no longer do things that I used to do. Or, things no longer function.)
Richard MacCutchan 13-Jun-22 8:58am    
Sorry, I can only suggest that you try what Jo_vb.net suggests below, or maybe reinstall Visual Studio.
Jo_vb.net 13-Jun-22 8:53am    
I saw this from time to time - the only thing that helps is to close the form (which is open in design mode) and re-open it.

This is a known issue and has been reported to MS, open the form then switch to a source window then back to the form and the properties magically, though somewhat annoyingly, appear.
 
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Still found the same problem in VS 2023 Version 17.5.3.
Solution 1 above fixed it. (Switching to Source code window and back to the Form)
 
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Richard Deeming 21-Apr-23 3:35am    
1) There is no such thing as "VS 2023".

2) "The accepted solution worked for me" is not a new solution. Up-vote the solution that worked. If you want to comment on it, click the "Have a Question or Comment?" button under it and post a comment. Do not post your comment as a new solution.

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