Can’t using SSRS be limiting at times? There you are trying to draw a simple rectangle in a table and the cell just keeps setting the rectangle to be the size of the cell – but you want it another size! As originally posted.
The trick here is to remember there is nothing stopping you adding another rectangle inside this first rectangle
- Add a rectangle to the cell in your table (yellow background in the screenshot below)
- Add a rectangle inside this rectangle, and set its BorderStyle to Solid and BorderWidth to 2pt (red background in the screenshot below)
- Finally Insert a textbox showing you expression to the inner rectangle (blue background in the image below.
This will give a layout as shown
That when the report is run will appear as follows
You can then resize this item to be the size you require for your report.