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open a rldc file in designer instead of xml RRS feed

  • Question

  • aparently at some point in the past i set RLDC files to open in the XML editor when i clicked on them.( I like xsd's to do this, probably then)

    Now i can't get the rdlcs to show up in the designer.  open with does nto offer the designer, right clicking does nto have show in design mode.

    Does anyone know what I need to do to see it in the designer ? I assum open with-> the real report designer executable?

    Any help is greatly appreicated.

    Thanks,

    Eric-


    EricWBrown
    Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:51 PM

Answers



  • Okay this is bizzarre,

    After opening it in a folder (yellow explorer), now all of the sudden Vs 2008 starts opening .rdlc files in the ReportDesigner.

    Weird, but it worked, so I'm happy.

    Thanks

    Eric-


    EricWBrown
    • Marked as answer by caladin Friday, April 3, 2009 9:22 PM
    Friday, April 3, 2009 9:22 PM

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  • Hi Eric,

    If you navigate to a folder with .rdlc files in it with Windows Explorer, what kind of icon do they have? What happens if you double click them?

    If you open up regedit, can you navigate to:


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Editors\{46F6D2A1-5E86-4080-A799-01F3D0E23796}

    or, for 64 bit machines

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Editors\{46F6D2A1-5E86-4080-A799-01F3D0E23796}



    Is that key there? If it is, right click it, select export, and pick a place to export it to. Then open that file in a text editor, and copy and paste the contents into a reply here.
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    Friday, April 3, 2009 5:59 PM


  • Hmm.. If i click on it in a folder (yellow explorer) it opens it in VS2008 in the report Designer.  But If I click on it in a project in
    Vs2008 it only opens it in XML mode.

    Is there a way to get VS2008 to open it in the designer too? Can you tell me the name and path of the report designer i can add it to my "open with" list then.

    Though i don't think it's relavant as clicking in a fodler works fine, here's the Reg Info.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Editors\{46F6D2A1-5E86-4080-A799-01F3D0E23796}]
    "AcceptBinaryFiles"=dword:00000000
    "DisplayName"="#217"
    "ExcludeDefTextEditor"=dword:00000001
    "Package"="{F3A96850-E2AE-4e00-9278-8FE23F225A0D}"
    @="Report Designer"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Editors\{46F6D2A1-5E86-4080-A799-01F3D0E23796}\Extensions]
    "rdlc"=dword:00000028

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Editors\{46F6D2A1-5E86-4080-A799-01F3D0E23796}\LogicalViews]
    "{7651a700-06e5-11d1-8ebd-00a0c90f26ea}"=""
    "{7651a701-06e5-11d1-8ebd-00a0c90f26ea}"="XML"
    "{7651a702-06e5-11d1-8ebd-00a0c90f26ea}"=""
    "{7651A703-06e5-11d1-8ebd-00a0c90f26ea}"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Editors\{46F6D2A1-5E86-4080-A799-01F3D0E23796}\UntrustedLogicalViews]
    "{7651a702-06e5-11d1-8ebd-00a0c90f26ea}"=""
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Thanks,

    Eric-


    EricWBrown
    Friday, April 3, 2009 8:41 PM


  • Okay this is bizzarre,

    After opening it in a folder (yellow explorer), now all of the sudden Vs 2008 starts opening .rdlc files in the ReportDesigner.

    Weird, but it worked, so I'm happy.

    Thanks

    Eric-


    EricWBrown
    • Marked as answer by caladin Friday, April 3, 2009 9:22 PM
    Friday, April 3, 2009 9:22 PM