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ide – Accessing Android Studio properties window?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I have recently started using Android Studio and cannot work out how to access the properties window.

The following screenshot was taken from Google and shows exactly what I’m trying to access denoted by the red rectangle around the properties window.

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Can anyone please tell me how I can access this?

How to&Answers:

enter image description hereSwitch to design view. Click “Design” tab at bottom-left work area.


In the new Android Studio Version 3.1.2, the name of the Propierties Windows is “Attributes”.

Look at this picture:
Attributes basic view
And, if you want to see the complete attributes, simply click on “View all attributes”:
Attributes full view

How to restore windows?:
restore windows


I had the same issue than found that the properties window was always there but I had to drag it out with my mouse. Just go to the far right vertical bar in Design mode then drag to the right when your mouse turns into horizontal arrows pointing away from each other. Hope this helps!


Design Tab

You can just click on the design tab on your screen (at the left bottom corner below your code text window) and just click on anything whose property you want to change

make sure you are in the ‘.xml’ file


I accidentally deleted the properties side bar and Window–>restore deafult layout helped.


Follow the doc.

Instead of editing your view properties in XML, you can do so from the Properties window (on the right side of the Layout Editor). This window is available only when the design editor is open, so be sure you’ve selected the Design tab at the bottom of the window.

When you select a view, the Properties window shows the following, as indicated in figure 5:

View inspector with controls for width/height style, margins, and bias (available only for views in a ConstraintLayout). For more information, see Build a Responsive UI with ConstraintLayout.