How to: Change Opacity of Report Controls

You can change the opacity of Field, Label, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, and Picture/OLE Bound report controls. When a report control is opaque, objects appearing behind the report control are not visible. When a report control is transparent, objects appearing behind the report control are visible.

To change the opacity of a report control

  1. Open the report or label in the appropriate designer.

  2. In the designer, click the report control you want to change.

  3. On the Format menu, point to Backstyle, and click the opacity setting you want.

You can also change opacity settings by double-clicking the report control to open the report control properties dialog box. Click the Style tab, and in the Backstyle area, click the opacity setting you want. For more information, see Style Tab, Report Control Properties Dialog Box (Report Builder).

NoteNote

A shape that uses Fill style 0 ("empty" or "no fill") will always render and appear in the designer as transparent, regardless of the Backstyle mode. Conversely, a shape that uses Fill style 1 ("solid") will always render and appear in the designer as opaque, regardless of the Backstyle mode. For more information, see How to: Change Line Styles of Report Controls.

NoteNote

If the _REPORTBUILDER system variable is not set to the default Report Builder or is set to a third-party builder, the report control dialog box displays or a different dialog box might display. For more information, see _REPORTBUILDER System Variable.

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