Object Inspector

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View > Object Inspector

Sets the properties and events for the currently selected object. F11 is the shortcut key that moves the focus to the Object Inspector.

If you have closed the Object Inspector, choose this command to reopen it. This command also toggles between the Object Inspector and the last active form or Code Editor file.

Use the Object Inspector to edit property values and event-handler links.

Tab Description

Properties

Displays the properties for the selected object on a form.

Events

Displays the events for the selected object on a form.

Context Menu

Right-click the Object Inspector to display the following commands.

Item Description

View

Filters the display of properties or events.

Arrange

Sorts the properties or events by name or by category.

Revert to Inherited

Changes the property setting back to its original, inherited value.

Expand

Expands the selected property or event.

Collapse

Collapses the selected property or event.

Help

Displays this Help topic.

Properties

Displays the Object Inspector Properties dialog box, allowing you to change the appearance of the Object Inspector.

Stay on Top

Displays the Object Inspector on top of the desktop even if other windows are displayed.

Dockable

Enables drag-and-dock behavior for the Object Inspector.

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