Parameters glyph missing when working with Custom Views

Do you have an example using parameters?

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Steps to Duplicate

  1. Follow the steps in the VBA Essentials Guide for "Custom View: Creating Custom Parts"
  2. Notice the private function "IBBCustomViewDesign_ShowParameterForm" contains comments: 
     ' When a user clicks the "parameter" glyph in the designer, this method is invoked.
     ' Typically, you would show some sort of front-end form to get criteria from the user.
     ' Then, you store the criteria as a string (hint: use XML). The custom view engine will
     ' store this string for you and make it available at runtime (when an end user opens an
     ' actual constituent record). At that point, you would interrogate the string and apply
     ' criteria appropriately.
  3. Continue with the sample but also notice that there is no "parameter" glyph when in the designer while attempting to edit the view.

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