Using the Property Editors

The Property Editor appears at the bottom of the SBM Composer window, beneath the design element you are editing. Forms, roles, tables, and the other design elements have different properties, and the corresponding Property Editor groups those properties in tabs that are at the left edge of the Property Editor. By default, the Property Editor is shown, but you can hide it by clearing the Property Editor check box on the Home Tab of the Ribbon.

For example, if you click a transition in a workflow, the Property Editor displays the properties for that transition, grouped in General, Options, Form, Field Privileges, Field Overrides, Actions, and other tabs. If you have the workflow checked out, you can edit the properties displayed on the tabs.

There is a design element list at the top left of the Property Editor that contains the components of the form, workflow, or other design element you are editing. When you select a component from this list, its Property Editor opens and it is selected in the main editor. For example, suppose you have a long form and need to change the name of a tab. Instead of searching for the tab in the form editor, you can select the tab from the list.

For some design elements, a Filter list appears at the top right of the Property Editor that lets you limit the items in the design element list according to component type. For example, if you need to find a particular state in a large workflow, you could select States from the filter, and only states appear in the design element list.

If you select a component in the editor, and that component is not included in the selected filter, the filter selection changes to All.

If you change the filter selection, and the component currently being shown in the Property Editor (and selected in the editor) does not match the new filter, the first component that matches the filter becomes selected in the editor. For example, if you select Decisions in the filter, the first decision in the workflow is selected.

Tip: If an application workflow, form, or orchestration workflow is too large to fit in the displayed editor space, when you select a component from the design element list, the editor scrolls to the selected component. To prevent scrolling, press the CTRL key while you select the component.

For information about moving and hiding Property Editors, see Working with Panels.