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Version: 8.1

Report - Star Shape

The Star shape component creates a star and can be used anywhere on a report. Select the Star shape on the Report Component Palette to make it active, and draw a star anywhere in your Report Designer. Once the star is created you can use the handles to resize it. You can change the number of star points, bloat, color, and stroke using its properties.

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Report Design Component Palette Icon:


BloatHow wide each arm of the star is. 0 will give lines for each arm, 1 makes the star a polygon with twice as many sides as the points property.
PointsNumber of points in the star shape.
Star TypeSwitches the star shape from a Star to a Polygon.
FillIf true, the shape will fill its space with color.
Fill ColorIf Fill is selected, the color that will fill the shape.
OpacityHow opaque the fill color is, between 0 and 1.
Stroke StyleWhat style of stroke or border to use: Hidden; Shape Outline; Border; Double. To learn more about stroke styles, refer to Stroke and Fill Properties.
StrokeDetails for the chosen stroke. Each Stroke has its own properties depending on the Stroke Style chosen.
  • Color - Color to use for the stroke or border.
  • Dash Pattern - A "Dashed Pattern" string to specify the nunber of pixels on and off. For example, "5,10"
  • Width - Width of the stroke in pixels.
RollNumber of degrees this shape is rotated clockwise.
Scale XAmount to scale the width of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
Scale YAmount to scale the height of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
New in 8.1.19
A link to attach to this reporting component. Will be a clickable hyperlink if the report is exported as a PDF. You can use the values below to link to internal pages.
  • Page:Next - Navigates to the next page.
  • Page:Back - Navigates to the previous page.
  • Page:Number - Replace "Number" with a numeral. Navigates to the specified page.
VisibleIf true, the shape will be visible.
WidthWidth of this shape in pixels.
HeightHeight of this shape in pixels.
XHorizontal distance in pixels between the left edge of this shape and the left edge of the page.
YVertical distance in pixels between the upper edge of this shape and the top edge of the page.


This example shows possible values for the Star shape properties.

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Fill ColorFF00FF
Stroke Color0000D9