A Text static object is used to add labels onto a report.

Text Properties


UID This is a unique identifier for the item on the report. An example could be Text_Title.
Band This shows the band the text item is currently placed in.

You can not edit the Band field. If you need to change which band the text item is in, drag it in the Designer area to the band you wish the item to be in.


The position and size of the Text item is set here. All dimensions are in pixels and are using the coordinate system of the band they are in.

Left The left position of the item.
Top The top position of the item.
Width The width of the item.
Height The height of the item.
Locked When ticked, prevents the item being dragged around in the Designer area.


Border Adds a border around the Text item.
ForeColor The colour of the text.
FillColor The colour of the text background.
Visible Sets if the Text item is visible in the report.


The font and style of the text in the Text item.

TextFont Choose the desired font from the dropdown menu.
TextSize The font size in pixels.
Bold When ticked, makes the text bold.
Italic When ticked, makes the text italic.
Underline When ticked, the text is underlined.
Alignment The text alignment is chosen from the dropdown menu.

Displayed Value

Data The text to be displayed in the item.


CanGrow If true, the items height will be adjusted at run time to display all the text.
WrapLines Determines if the Text item should wrap the text to fit the size of the item.

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