The Properties window contains the list of properties These properties can be changed at design time and the Properties window shows each property's current setting. When you select multiple controls, the Properties window contains a list of the properties common to all the selected controls. for a selected form or control .
To open the Properties window, choose Properties from the Window menu or press F4.
To close the Properties window, double-click the Property window's Control menu box.
To return to the previous window, press Alt+F6.
The Properties window consists of:
The Object box. Located beneath the title bar, the Object box identifies the currently selected form or the currently selected control on the form. Click the arrow at the right side of the Object box to see a list that includes the current form and all the controls on the form. From the list, choose the current form or a control on the form whose properties you want to change.
The Settings box. Located beneath the Object box, the Settings box is where you make a change to the selected property. If the arrow at the right side of the Settings box is dimmed, enter the property value directly by typing it in the Settings box. If the arrow is not dimmed, click it and choose from the list of predefined settings for the property you have selected. Click the Enter button to accept the change, or click the Cancel button to cancel the change.
The Property list. Located at the bottom of the Properties window, this two-column list shows all properties that can be changed at design time and their current settings. For properties that have predefined settings, double-clicking on the property name in the Property list cycles through the available choices. For properties with only two choices, double-clicking toggles between the two choices.
Setting Form and Control Properties
Learning Visual Basic:
Working with Forms and Controls
Chapter 2, "Your First Visual Basic Application"