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VWD 2010 Express - No Report Designer, No Report Viewer

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  • Where/how to get the 2010 report deisgner and report viewer integrated into a VWD 2010 Express project?

    Friday, April 16, 2010 7:42 AM

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  • I used the ReportViewer 2008 in a Winform application in local mode, but I missed the export to Word. I was happy to hear that the ReportViewer 2010 includes the export to Word in local mode. Unfortunately, I read on the ReportViewer 2010 Redistributable page that the Framework 3.5 is need for the Reportviewer 2010. (Framework 3.5 is not yet installed in our company.) But this is not true.

    I did the following:

    I aded the ReportViewer 2008 to my application in VS 2008 C# Express and opened the project in VWD 2008 to create the local report. 

    Installed the ReportViewer 2010 on my computer and copied the microsoft.reportviewer.common.dll and microsoft.reportviewer.winform.dll from the assembly directory (C:/windows/assembly...") to another directory. You need to do this via the command line, the Windows Explorer does not allow you to copy the dlls.

    Back in VS 2008 C# Express, I removed the references to microsoft.reportviewer.common and microsoft.reportviewer.winform from my project and added the references to the copied dlls. Now I have an application with a ReportViewer 2010 running with Framework 2.0.

    The export to Word uses the old Word format. I think this is the reason that it still works with 2.0. Export to the WordML format would need the Packaging API in Framework 3.5.

    Maybe, the same works for an ASP.NET page. I did not have the time to try it. 

     

      

    Saturday, April 17, 2010 11:32 AM
  • Based on my researches, currently, there is no report viewer add-on for VWD 2010 Express project. To use reportviewer in Visual Studio 2010, we have setup Premium, Professional, or Ultimate version.

    To use ReportViewer2010 in VWD2010E use the procedure detailed by Henning Flessner.  I used 7-Zip FileManager to copy the files instead of the Command promt.  You can still use ReportViewer2008 in VWD2010E if you don't need the export to Word capability.

    Monday, April 19, 2010 9:22 AM

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  • Type "Visual Web Developer express Report Viewer" in the MSDN search box on this page.  Select the download link.
    Friday, April 16, 2010 8:28 AM
  • I used the ReportViewer 2008 in a Winform application in local mode, but I missed the export to Word. I was happy to hear that the ReportViewer 2010 includes the export to Word in local mode. Unfortunately, I read on the ReportViewer 2010 Redistributable page that the Framework 3.5 is need for the Reportviewer 2010. (Framework 3.5 is not yet installed in our company.) But this is not true.

    I did the following:

    I aded the ReportViewer 2008 to my application in VS 2008 C# Express and opened the project in VWD 2008 to create the local report. 

    Installed the ReportViewer 2010 on my computer and copied the microsoft.reportviewer.common.dll and microsoft.reportviewer.winform.dll from the assembly directory (C:/windows/assembly...") to another directory. You need to do this via the command line, the Windows Explorer does not allow you to copy the dlls.

    Back in VS 2008 C# Express, I removed the references to microsoft.reportviewer.common and microsoft.reportviewer.winform from my project and added the references to the copied dlls. Now I have an application with a ReportViewer 2010 running with Framework 2.0.

    The export to Word uses the old Word format. I think this is the reason that it still works with 2.0. Export to the WordML format would need the Packaging API in Framework 3.5.

    Maybe, the same works for an ASP.NET page. I did not have the time to try it. 

     

      

    Saturday, April 17, 2010 11:32 AM
  • Could you please link the add-in for the 2010 version of VWD Express?
    Sunday, April 18, 2010 11:22 AM
  • Hello EFreeman,

    Based on my researches, currently, there is no report viewer add-on for VWD 2010 Express project. To use reportviewer in Visual Studio 2010, we have setup Premium, Professional, or Ultimate version.

    Best regards,
    Ji Zhou
    MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Monday, April 19, 2010 8:44 AM
  • Based on my researches, currently, there is no report viewer add-on for VWD 2010 Express project. To use reportviewer in Visual Studio 2010, we have setup Premium, Professional, or Ultimate version.

    To use ReportViewer2010 in VWD2010E use the procedure detailed by Henning Flessner.  I used 7-Zip FileManager to copy the files instead of the Command promt.  You can still use ReportViewer2008 in VWD2010E if you don't need the export to Word capability.

    Monday, April 19, 2010 9:22 AM
  • Henning Flessner wrote about using ReportViewer 2010 in VS 2008 C# Express.

    John Wein wrote about using ReportViewer 2008 in in VWD2010E.

    My question  - and I think, the original too - is about using the ReportViewer 2010 report designer add-in in VWD2010 Express in order to use the new functionality of RDL 2008, namely design report with tablix, in local mode.

    See here:

    1. Q: Is ReportViewer 2008 compatible with new Reporting Services 2008 features such as Tablix?

      A: No. Visual Studio 2008 was released much earlier than SQL Server 2008, so ReportViewer 2008 is based on the 2005 version of RDL. Visual Studio 2010 supports RDL 2008 features.

    Monday, April 19, 2010 10:47 AM
  • Monday, April 19, 2010 11:09 AM
  • Henning Flessner wrote about using ReportViewer 2010 in VS 2008 C# Express.

    John Wein wrote about using ReportViewer 2008 in in VWD2010E.

    My question  - and I think, the original too - is about using the ReportViewer 2010 report designer add-in in VWD2010 Express in order to use the new functionality of RDL 2008, namely design report with tablix, in local mode.

    See here:

    1. Q: Is ReportViewer 2008 compatible with new Reporting Services 2008 features such as Tablix?

      A: No. Visual Studio 2008 was released much earlier than SQL Server 2008, so ReportViewer 2008 is based on the 2005 version of RDL. Visual Studio 2010 supports RDL 2008 features.

    Thanks for the clarification.  I thought  I was using VWD2010 Express.  It had the blue color and the title said "TestReportViewer - Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express  (Administrator).  The ReportViewer files were version 10.0.0.0.
    Monday, April 19, 2010 12:02 PM
  • That was that, but were you able to design an RDL 2008 report with the dll swap? Have you seen something like Tablix in the designer?
    Monday, April 19, 2010 12:14 PM
  • Object Browser search returns:  TablixCellExprHost, TablixExprHost, TablixMemberExpHost, tablixHotsRemotable.

    Monday, April 19, 2010 12:22 PM
  • Correct, this was my original question. I have read about certain benefits to the 2010 Report Designer (rich text, etc), also I prefer my solution to have the latest and greatest components. I would like the 2010 Report Designer, and 2010 Report Viewer used in my solution (using VWD 2010 Express). I prefer to use the Express tools, but apparently the 2010 Report components are not included.

     

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 5:01 AM
  • Due to lack of time I still have not investigated the solution Henning Flessner and JohnWein proposed. I have successfully installed the Report Viewer 2010 redistributable, added it to the toolbox of VCSE - I had to change the project to use the full DotNet solution, not just the Client Profile - I don't know the VWDE, but maybe this helps. I think you can use the server side reporting with the Viewer, and design the report with the tools of SQL Server Reporting Services. I'm waiting for the add-on for design local reports use in VCSE. I could use the SQL Server Reporting Services tools (BIDS and Report Builder 2) and manually removing parts of the generated xml and changing some of the rest. AFAIR the 2008 Add-in was late a month or more, too.
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 5:43 AM
  • I prefer to use the .net report designer (not SSRS) for designing local reports (based on a datset - xsd - in my project - NOT SSRS). In VWD 2008 Express I was able to design reports and view them at runtime, no problem (a separate install of the viewer was required if I remember correctly). I would like the same functionality in VWD2010 Express.

    I kept the previous viewer (VS 2008) component in my solution and tried using the stand alone SQL 2008 Report Builder 2.0 application to build rdlc files and put them into my solution, but this resulted in an error at compile time - the format caused an error, so apparently this stand alone designer creates incompatible reports (possibly due to the VS 2008 native report designer).

    I am surprised getting the latest local report designer and report viewer working in VWD 2010 Express is such a hassle.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9:57 PM
  • Hi EFreeman.

    I have the same problems and the same point of view as you!!

    It's a really shame of Microsoft because it is no good commercial behavior!!

    What shall I say to my customers when I can't give them the newest version of their program based on the newest technology? And this for month but not to say years.... it's really a shame!

     

    And the next question is:

    What to do with BIDS for VS2010E ???

    And I have an additional problem:

    The Reportviewer REDISt 2005 deinstallation. I can make it 'theoretically', but it isnt deinstalled.

    Another question:

    When I install Reportviewer 2010, where is the location of the component on my systemdrive??


    Dietrich
    • Edited by dherrmann Sunday, May 23, 2010 4:06 PM
    Sunday, May 23, 2010 3:14 PM
  • @John:  A colleague of mine was trying to install the VS2008 redistributable to use with VBD2010E and received the follwing error when running the installer - apparently there are some dependencies when you never had VS2008 installed before VBD2010E

    VS2010 tools redist install error

     

    I just thought I'd throw this out there is ncase someone else is attempting the same.
    Thursday, July 01, 2010 7:58 PM
  • EFreeman,

    Totally agree.  Looking for the exact same thing.

    Microsoft :  Do you plan to release a VWD2010 express Report Viewer add-on ?  

    Or do I need to ask our customers to purchase VS2010 Standard just to edit their report title...

     

    Eric

    Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:09 PM
  • I have research all the night but I can't find something, not even a trick to make VWD2010E works with reportviewer control.

     

    Will Microsoft release a Report Viewer add on?? 


    Ivan Dario Ospina C#.NET, T-SQL Developer
    Sunday, November 21, 2010 2:44 PM
  • HI HENNING FLESSNER,

    what did you mean when you say "You need to do this via the command line...."  ?

    can you please tell me how to copy it via the command line......can you elaborate?


    Sunday, November 28, 2010 3:03 PM
  • I have the same problem. Do you find any solution?
    Monday, November 29, 2010 7:59 PM
  • Case closed for me:

     

    "Greetings from Microsoft Connect! This notification was generated for feedback item:


    Microsoft Report Viewer Add-on for Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Edition

    which you submitted at the Microsoft Connect site. Thank you for your feedback. Our business has decided to discontinue support for Reporting Add-on in the Visual Studio Express SKU's starting in Visual Studio 2010.
    The workaround for this is: a) Download the ReportViewer.exe Redist for the run time. b) Use Business Intelligence Development Studio 2008 as the report designer. BIDS is available in the SQL Express with Advanced Services free download. SQL Server Reporting"
    Friday, February 04, 2011 8:21 PM
  • PeterAdam,

    Thank you for posting this response from Microsoft.

    Unfortunately, I would not consider this a closed case.

    I tried using BIDS (SQL Express 2008 with Advanced Services) report designer and although I was able to create RDL reports in the RDL2008 schema, I did not find any way to edit or create RDLC reports in RDL2008 Schema.  The closest I was able to get was to edit RDLC files in the RDL2005 schema using BIDS.  But honestly, this is useless as we can already do that with VWD2008 express + report viewer add-on.

    Unless I missed something, we are back to square one: 

    There is only one way to create/edit RDLC files in RDL2008 schema --> buying Visual Studio 2010 Pro or above.

     

    If anybody finds an alternative to that, this is what this thread is about.

    Thanks

    Eric

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:38 PM
  • Hello All, I had exactly the same requirement/probelm. Firstly, I must state that I have not resolved the problem but Microsoft has provided (in my opinion) a great solution. If like myself are just getting started you can join the Microsoft WebSpark program - it is completely free and very easy to register (you only need a Microsoft Passport). This gives you as a minimum the MSDN version of Visual Studio Professional (this of course resolves the problem described). If you are a small business you can join the BizSPark program - no licencing for three years and if you are a student you can join the DreamSpark program.

    The original link I found is below:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/noahc/archive/2009/11/12/way-to-get-visual-studio-professional-for-free.aspx

    WebSiteSpark

    http://www.microsoft.com/web/websitespark/

    BizSpark

    http://www.microsoft.com/BizSpark/

    DreamSpark

    https://www.dreamspark.com/

    Cheers

    David

     

    Sunday, March 27, 2011 10:14 AM
  • Peter,   Introduction to Business Intelligence Development Studio has the following note: at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms173767(v=SQL.100).aspx

    NoteNote

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 does not support Business Intelligence Development Studio Integration Services, Report Services and Analysis Services projects for SQL Server 2008. To work around this issue, you can install Visual Studio 2008 alongside Visual Studio 2010 on the same machine and then open the Business Intelligence Development Studio projects in Visual Studio 2008.

    What now?

    What I have learned is the ReportViewer will generate and show report when I am using VS2010 with net framework 3.5. 

    Advice?

    Pauley


    Paul H. Dykes
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:11 PM