This property allows you to override a number of things
normally controlled by the parent of a pattern in an assembly. The
trouble is, if you look at the properties for a single file in the
pattern, this setting does not show. Selecting more than of the
pattern's files properties adds this setting to the dialog box. See
I was having a strange problem with elements of a pattern always
being hidden in spite of several attempts to make them show. Saving
the assembly after setting these files to 'show' did nothing --
they would be hidden again the next time the assembly was loaded.
It was only after I selected several of the hidden elements at once
to turn off the 'Hide' setting that I saw the 'Override' setting
was on. Why doesn't this setting show for all files in a pattern
all the time? It shouldn't take a multiple selection of elements to
be able to access this setting since it's equally likely it would
be applied to just one of the elements.