Using SharePoint Designer to Edit Property Bags

Property bags are explained in another article: Property Bags in SharePoint – Store, Retrieve Custom Configurations. In short: The property bag feature provides a convenient way to store and retrieve custom configurations instead of keeping them in the web.config files.

Usually, property bag settings are managed programmatically with SharePoint object model code in C# or PowerShell. There is no user interface to view/add/edit/delete the property bag’s key-value, but the SharePoint designer can be utilized to manage property bag settings in SharePoint at the site level. Here is how:

  • Open your SharePoint site collection with SharePoint Designer
  • Click on the Site Options button from the top right hand corner of the ribbon
  • You’ll be presented with a window to manage site’s property bag under “Parameters” tab.
  • From here, you can add, modify or delete properties.
property bag in sharepoint designer 2010

In SharePoint 2007, It’s under: Site >> Site Settings >> Parameters tab!

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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