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.
|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.|