Tuesday, August 14, 2012 11:04 PMIs there such a thing? And will it ship with VS 2012? If so, is there a list of feature enhancments somewhere? It's always so difficult to find information on the reportviewer. Any help much appreciated!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:06 PM
Yes there will be an update to the ReportViewer control and Report Designer in the next release of Visual Studio. As far as new features this release will contain all of the features that were released with SQL Server 2012 as well as SQL Server 2008 R2 such as (Map, State Indicators, Sparklines and Databars, xlsx and docx export formats, ...). You can get a break down of the features from the What News sites here:
SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2008 R2
For now you can download the beta for Visual Studio 2012 or the Runtime redist for the Beta ReportViewer control here:
ReportViewer 2012 Runtime Redist Beta
However the RTM versions for both of these should be available very soon. Hope this helps.
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- Proposed As Answer by Matt Meyer - MSFTMicrosoft Employee Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:07 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:32 PMThanks Matt, but what about enhancements to the reportviewer itself? like multi-browser and safari/mac support?
Friday, August 17, 2012 11:01 PMhello? anybody know where i can find an list of enhancments to the reportviewer 2012 in terms of browser compatiblity? eg. sarfari / chrome?
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 4:26 PM
I found this.
The Microsoft Report Viewer control enables applications that run on the .NET Framework to display reports designed using Microsoft reporting technology. This redistributable package contains Windows and Web versions of the Report Viewer.
I hope the above is true, as the current version is a true piece of junk. Trying to use in vs10 with MVC is a friggin nightmare. If they could just get it work displaying local reports using EF datasources, I would be so happy.
Based on years of experience with this product, I wouldn't count on having a product that is not bug riddled, non-cross browser compatible, and out-of-date as the previous versions.
- Edited by chuck02323 Wednesday, September 05, 2012 4:28 PM
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 5:24 PMWow, no cross browser support? I thought this was the *new* Microsoft that dumped Silverlight to embrace web standards with HTML5 and css3 support. What a shame.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:35 PM
We will have to wait and see but the old viewer relied on active x controls. So unless it was a major rewrite I don't expect much improvement.
The VS team and the SSRS team have never ever coordinated their releases. I doubt if they even talk to each other.