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Text Box Properties

This topic lists the properties of a Text Box object, which is supported only in page reports created using query resources.

Property Name Description
General
Class Type Indicates the class type of the object. This property is read only.
Instance Name Shows the instance name of the object. This property is read only.
Geometry
Height Specifies the height of the object. Type a numeric value to change the height.

Data type: Float

Width Specifies the width of the object. Type a numeric value to change the width.

Data type: Float

X Specifies the horizontal coordinate of the top left corner of the object, relative to its parent container. This property is ignored if the Position property is set to static. Type a numeric value to change the position.

Data type: Float

Y Specifies the vertical coordinate of the top left corner of the object, relative to its parent container. This property is ignored if the Position property is set to static. Type a numeric value to change the position.

Data type: Float

Color
Background Specifies the background color of the object. Choose a color from the drop-down list or select Custom to customize a color. You can also use a formula or edit an expression that returns a color, or type a hexadecimal RGB value (for example, 0xff0000) to specify a color.

Data type: String

CSS
Class Specifies a CSS class to be applied to the object which is a valid class in the CSS file.

Data type: String

Style The property can be used in two ways.
  • Specifies a style to be applied to the object. Choose a style from the drop-down list which is available when a Style Group has been selected at the report tab level and when there are styles in the Style Group that can be applied to the object, or type in the style name.
  • Specifies a CSS selector to be applied to the object. Type a valid class name from the CSS file.

Data type: String

Others
Auto Scale in Number Specifies whether to automatically scale the values that are of the Number data type in the object when the values fall into the two ranges:
  • When 1000 <= value < 10^15, the following quantity unit symbols of the International System of Units are used to scale the values: K (10^3), M (10^6), G (10^9), and T (10^12).
  • When 0 < value < 0.001 or value >= 10^15, scientific notation is used to scale the values.

Data type: Boolean

Export to CSV Specifies whether to include the object in the CSV result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to Excel Specifies whether to include the object in the Excel result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to HTML Specifies whether to include the object in the HTML result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to PDF Specifies whether to include the object in the PDF result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to PostScript Specifies whether to include the object in the PostScript result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to Report Result Specifies whether to include the object when previewing the report in Page Report Result and running the report in Page Report Studio.

Data type: Boolean

Export to RTF Specifies whether to include the object in the RTF result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to Text Specifies whether to include the object in the Text result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Export to XML Specifies whether to include the object in the XML result of the report.

Data type: Boolean

Invisible Specifies whether to show the object in the design area and in the report result. All formulas and calculations will still be performed if the property is set to true.

Data type: Boolean

Position Specifies the position of the object. Choose an option from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Record Location Specifies the calculation point for the properties of the object which are controlled by formulas. Choose an option from the drop-down list.
  • Default - The values of the properties are calculated in the default location where they are located.
  • Page Header - The values of the properties are calculated in the page header.
  • Page Footer - The values of the properties are calculated in the page footer.

Data type: Enumeration

Suppress Specifies whether to show the object in the design area and in the report result. All formulas and calculations will be skipped if the property is set to true.

Data type: Boolean

Note: When both the Invisible and Suppress properties of an object are set to true, Suppress has the higher priority.

Suppress When No Records Specifies whether to display the object in the report result when no record is returned to its parent data component.

Data type: Boolean

Vertical Alignment Specifies the vertical justification of the text in the object. Choose an option from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Vertical Auto Size If true, the height of the object will be automatically adjusted according to the size of the contents.

Data type: Boolean

Excel
Column Index Specifies the X coordinate of the object relative to its parent container when exported to Excel or CSV, measured in cells. The Columned property at the report tab level must be set to true for this property to take effect.

Data type: Integer

Row Index Specifies the Y coordinate of the object relative to its parent container when exported to Excel or CSV, measured in cells. The Columned property at the report tab level must be set to true for this property to take effect.

Data type: Integer

Border
Border Color Specifies the color of the border of the object. Choose a color from the drop-down list or select Custom to customize a color. You can also use a formula or edit an expression that returns a color, or type a hexadecimal RGB value (for example, 0xff0000) to specify a color.

Data type: String

Border Thickness Specifies the width of the border. Type a numeric value to change the thickness.

Data type: Float

Bottom Line Specifies the line style of the bottom border of the object. Choose a style from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Left Line Specifies the line style of the left border of the object. Choose a style from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Right Line Specifies the line style of the right border of the object. Choose a style from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

Top Line Specifies the line style of the top border of the object. Choose a style from the drop-down list.

Data type: Enumeration

TOC
Anchor Display Value Specifies a string or formula to display for the TOC entry for this object in the TOC Browser. By default it is the value of the specified object. The TOC Anchor property must be set to true for this property to take effect.

Data type: String

TOC Anchor Specifies whether to include the object in the TOC Browser for the report.

Data type: Boolean

Accessibility
External CSS Class Selector Specifies a class selector to be applied to the object when exported as HTML. Type a valid class name from the CSS file.

Data type: String

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