I'm developing a SPFX Modern Site Client webpart that has a large number of properties (currently around 40 and growing). Due to that, Ive moved the non-critical properties to a form on the webpart itself when in Edit Mode.
The issue I'm having is that all properties in "this.properties" are null on a new Webpart, essentially not using the defaults.
I'm defining all defaults on Webpart.manifest.json
Any ideia why the object is not initialized with the defaults?