Show or hide an object on the artboard

The column under the Hide all/Show allCc295144.3df73f86-a06e-4df8-b696-261c23fac3cc(en-us,Expression.10).png button indicates the visibility of an object on the artboard. When the eye button is visible in the row that corresponds to an object, the object and all its child elements are visible on the artboard.

Note

Hide/Show applies only to the view of your object on the artboard in Expression Blend. Hide/Show does not affect the visibility of your object when you run your application. For more information, see Show or hide an object in your application.

Note

You can modify an object on the artboard when it is hidden, but you will not be able to see your changes reflected on the artboard until the object is visible again.

To hide an object on the artboard

  • Under Objects and Timeline, click the eye Cc295144.3df73f86-a06e-4df8-b696-261c23fac3cc(en-us,Expression.10).png button in the same row as the object.

To show an object that is hidden on the artboard

  • Under Objects and Timeline, click the dot Cc295144.aea22778-684f-4832-9cd2-7329cee0b699(en-us,Expression.10).png button in the same row as the object.

To show or hide all objects on the artboard

  • Under Objects and Timeline, click the Hide all/Show allCc295144.3df73f86-a06e-4df8-b696-261c23fac3cc(en-us,Expression.10).png button at the top of the hide/show column.