Changing your gridsize in the SQL Reporting Services Report Designer

A customer asked exactly how one can change the default gridsize of 8 x 8 pixels to a different value in order to make it easier for him to move and place small ReportItems on the design surface. I had no clue! VS gives you some options for a Windows Form app, but these didn't affect the Report Designer add-in.

Turns out, you need to use the GridSpacing property of the report you're working with:

1. Open your report in design view

2. At the top of the Properties window, choose your Report item from the combo-box which lists objects ion the report.

3. Modify the GridSpacing property.

Comments (2)

  1. Daniel Jordan says:

    I knew it had to be there somewhere! Thanks!

  2. Ernesto says:

    Muchas gracias por la ayuda…

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