Many a times when you write your own control in Silverlight, its properties are displayed under “Other” in Visual Studio and “Miscellaneous”  in Expression Blend.

For one or two properties this behaviour is acceptable, but when you are creating custom template controls, usually you have many custom properties. Having these organized in groups makes the life of a XAML designer a bit simple.

So how do you set categories to your properties?

The answer is simple, just place a Category Attribute to your property like this:

[Category(“My Properties”)]

public string MyCustomProperty{ get; set; }

You can have multiple properties in one group by setting two properties within the same group name.

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