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Rectangle Properties (Visibility Tab, Report Designer)

Use the Visibility tab of the Rectangle Properties dialog box to define visibility options for the rectangle.

Initial visibility

Select an option to indicate how the rectangle is initially displayed on the report.


Choose this option to show the rectangle.


Choose this option to hide the rectangle.


Choose this option to vary the initial visibility using an expression.

Type an expression that evaluates to a Boolean value of True to hide the item and False to show the item. Click the expression (fx) button to edit the expression.

Visibility can be toggled by another report item

Choose this option to indicate that another report item can change the visibility of the rectangle.

Report item

Type or select the name of the report item that the user can click to change the visibility of the current rectangle. The report item must be a text box in the same grouping or containing grouping as the current rectangle.