SSRS Expansion Icon Reversed

November 20, 2014

As I was creating a report in SSRS, I was adding my group fields and upon previewing the report noticed that my expansion icon was reversed.

When the child elements below the header were displayed a plus(+) symbol appeared and when the child elements were hidden a minus(-) symbol was shown.

After spending a lot of time looking at the options for the group fields and text boxes that contain the group fields, I noticed a property called “InitialToggleState”. Once I switched this property to true, the reversed expansion icon started working normally again.