Add Rectangle to SSRS Report

In this article, we will show you how to add Rectangle to SSRS Report. It is one of the most useful Report Item while you are designing a report because you can use this Rectangle to combine Images, Text Boxes, Charts in one place.

So, here we will show you the step by step approach to add Rectangle to SSRS Report with an example.

To explain the same, We are going to use the below-shown DataSet. Please refer to Embedded Data Source and Dataset articles to understand the steps involved in creating Embedded Data Source and Dataset that we used for this SSRS report.

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and the Custom SQL query that we used in the above Dataset is:

-- Displaying Rectangle on SSRS Report
USE [AdventureWorksDW2014]
GO
SELECT [FirstName] + ' ' + [LastName] AS [FullName]
      ,[EmailAddress]
      ,[Gender]
      ,[Title]
      ,SUM(FACT.SalesAmount) AS SalesAmount
      ,SUM(FACT.TotalProductCost) AS ProductCost
      ,[EmployeePhoto]
  FROM [DimEmployee] AS EMP
  INNER JOIN [FactResellerSales] AS FACT ON
  EMP.EmployeeKey = FACT.EmployeeKey
  GROUP BY [FirstName]
      ,[LastName]
      ,[EmailAddress]
      ,[Gender]
      ,[Title]
      ,[EmployeePhoto]

Data written by the above query is:

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Add Rectangle to SSRS Report

To demonstrate the steps involved to add Rectangle to SSRS Report, We are going to use the previously generated report that we shown below. Please refer to Create a New Report, and Add headers and Footer to SSRS Report article for adding Page headers and footers.

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For the demonstration purpose, we will add a Rectangle inside the SSRS report area. And to do so, right-click on the report area, and select the Insert, and then Rectangle option.

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Once you select the Rectangle option from the context menu, a new Rectangle will add to the report area.

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You can use your mouse to increase or decrease the width and height of a Rectangle.

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For the demo purpose, we will add a Textbox inside the Rectangle area. To do so, right-click on the Rectangle, and select the Insert, and then Text Box option.

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Let me add some text to the text box, and then we are adding the Image to the Rectangle. I suggest you refer to Display Image in SSRS Report article to understand the steps involved in adding an image to report.

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Within the SSRS Report preview, you can see the Text that we entered in the textBox and the Image

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Rectangle Properties: Right-click on the rectangle will open the context menu. Please select the Rectangle Properties.. option from it to alter the existing properties of a rectangle.

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Once you select the Rectangle Properties.. option, a new window called rectangle Properties will open. Under the general tab, you can change the name of the rectangle, or you can add the page breaks too.

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Visibility: Use this tab to decide whether you want to show the rectangle to the user, or not.

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Under the Fill tab, we can change the background color of a rectangle. Let me change the Background color to Turquoise

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We have an option to use the External Image as the background of a rectangle.

We already explained the steps involved in adding an image to Report, or rectangle in Display Image in SSRS Report article, so please refer to it.

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You can use the Border tab to change the Border style, Color, Type, width, and pattern. For the demo purpose, we changed the Presents from None to Outline, Style to Solid, Width to 2pt, and Color to Brown

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Click the OK button to close the properties window. Please adjust the Report Items (align) so that there will display in one line

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As you can see, our Rectangle is filed with the Turquoise color and surrounded by the Borders color that we specified.

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