What is the difference between List & rectangle in SSRS RRS feed

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  • User88744855 posted

    i saw that list and rectable both is free form container. we can put field at design time on both list and rectable and output comes. both list and rectable can contain other component like table ,list and rectangle also. so i think there must be some difference in terms of use. so please point out the difference interms of use....also tell me in what kind of situation one should use list or rectangle.

    Friday, February 24, 2012 1:50 PM

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  • User-1528094326 posted

    The Rectangle is for formatting the runtime layout of the report. It keeps grouped data together within itself for whatever controls are placed inside of the rectangle. It is more or less a staticly sized container for formatting the report style.

    A list is simply for repeating items per row or per object returned. It has no essentially containment, it will just repeat each object returned by the dataset its bound to in the format you have setup inside of the list object.

    Friday, February 24, 2012 3:01 PM