SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Normally, we add a web part to the page. To edit the properties, we edit the page and click on "Edit Web Parts".

Can we open the Web Part properties page via a query string like we can open the web part in maintenance mode by appending "?Contents=1" at the page URL?

share|improve this question

You can open the page in edit mode by appending ?mode=edit, but you cannot specify which web part to show the tool pane for.

share|improve this answer
it does not work :( – Monica Jagani Jul 11 '11 at 11:47
To clarify, Wictor is saying it is not possible to open the Web Part properties pane for a specific web part... only open the page in edit mode. – Kit Menke Jul 11 '11 at 15:42

See if the answer posted here helps:

Editing default.aspx when Site Actions dropdown is hidden

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.