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AR# 62224

Vivado - When adding a property to the property view that does not contain data, it does not show up in the view


I am adding a property with no default value into the properties view with the "+" button, but it does not show up (for example, a string type such as the package_pin property of a Port).

I cannot modify the property in the properties view.


In the properties table Vivado will show all properties that have values set.  

Properties with no value not set are not shown in the pane. 


In Vivado 2014.4 and later, the functionality has been changed.

To set a property that is currently unset, you can use the + button, which will set it to the default value which can then be changed.  

However, if you open the Properties View and click the + button then add PACKAGE_PIN nothing is added to the view.

This is because package pin does not have a default value (as it is a string).

To work around this, you can add a value to the property in the Tcl console, and then the property can be shown in the properties view.

For Example:

set_property PACKAGE_PIN {V5} [get_ports test_port3]

AR# 62224
Date 01/27/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.2