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By default, properties are displayed in the order of creation, however you can sort alphabetically by turning on the Sorted option:
Doing this is for display purposes in the Geospatial Administrator and does not actually change the contents of the XML file.
Inserting placement metadata creates the feature's operations and methods. The operations contains the dialog definitions and will place the properties in the order in which they were created. Thi is also the order of the properties saved in the XML file.
The following shows the XML opened in NotePad++.
To reorder the properties, make a backup copy of your XML and rearrange the properties as needed via a text editor.