The Property Grid allows you to access and customize the report's and report elements' settings.
Select a Report Element
Do one of the following to select an element and show its properties in the Property Grid:
Select a required element in the drop-down list at the top of the Property Grid.
- Click a required element in the design surface.
- Select a required element in the Report Explorer.
Property Grid Tabs
The Property Grid displays properties in tabs.
Display Favorite Properties
The Favorites tab displays favorite or most frequently used properties.
Click the Edit Favorite Properties context menu item to set up the favorite properties. In the invoked Favorite Properties Editor, enable check boxes for the controls' properties to include these properties to the favorite list.
Change Property Values
The Property Grid displays a green marker if a property's default value changes.
Right-click a property's editor to reset the value.
Set Color Properties
You can use the Magnifier to set color properties.
Do the following to use the Magnifier:
- Click the Magnifier button.
Move the invoked Magnifier on the screen to find the color you want to set.
You can use the Magnifier to zoom out. Use one of the following options to do this:
- Hold Ctrl and press + / -
- Scroll the mouse wheel
Click to set the color property to the selected color.
Right click to cancel the Magnifier mode.
If expression bindings are enabled, the Property Grid allows you to specify expressions that can include two or more data fields and various functions. Click a property marker to see whether the invoked context menu has the PropertyName Expression item.
Click this item to specify an expression in the invoked Expression Editor.
The Property Grid highlights properties that have an assigned expression.
Click a property's marker and choose Reset to reset the property value.
The Reset command resets the both the expression and the value you specified using the property editor.
The Property Grid's search box allows you to search for a property. When you type within the search box, the Property Grid automatically creates a search criteria based on the entered text and filters the list of available properties.
If you type two substrings separated by a space character, these substrings are considered as individual conditions combined by the OR logical operator. To find properties that contain both substrings (i.e., to use the AND logical operator), enclose the entered string in quotation marks.