Placeholder Properties Dialog Box, General

Use the Placeholder Properties dialog box to change the value, ToolTip, and markup options of a placeholder within a text box.


Type a label for the placeholder. The label will be displayed on the design surface only.


Type the value of the text box. This should be a field expression, other expression, or a label. Click the Expression (fx) button to edit the expression.


Type text or an expression that evaluates to a ToolTip. Click the Expression (fx) button to edit the expression. The ToolTip appears when the user pauses the pointer over the item in the rendered report.

Markup type

Select an option to indicate how the placeholder will be rendered.

  • None - Plain text only   Display the placeholder as simple text. HTML will be treated as literal text.

  • HTML - Interpret HTML tags as styles   Display the placeholder as HTML. If the expression value of the placeholder contains valid HTML tags, these tags will be rendered as HTML.

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