You can set or change default component properties. For example, properties available for a local weather component could include a zip code.
- Right-click a widget and select Properties.
- Optionally check Contribute to sidebar on startup option if the component should be added to the sidebar panel. If you enable this option, the widget will open in a separate sidebar panel. If you later click Close on this widget's sidebar panel, you will negate this property value and the widget sidebar panel will be removed.
- Make any property changes in the resultant dialog and click OK.
Each widget has unique component properties; some might have no properties at all. Depending on how the widget was created, you might not have edit rights to its component properties.
Parent topic: Creating and publishing widgets: XPD622