Reporting Services – groups alternating colour

So to create alternate coloured rows in SSRS we create an expression on the background property of the row data:

I found myself wanting to apply the alternating colour not to each row, but to each group to make it clear when one begins and another ends in the view. To do this you can do something like this:

Where grouped_field is the field you are grouping on.

You may need to put a group into the scope:

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