2010 within 2008 RRS feed

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  • User393469663 posted

    Hi folks,

    I've seen a link out there that says this is possible, but after trying to follow the "tutorial", nothing happened.

    So, my question is this: I've downloaded the Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable and adding the .dll's (Winforms, and Common) to my VS2008 solution. I now want to initiate an instance of this control and load a Report Viewer (.rdl) file into this...

    Is it possible?



    Friday, April 15, 2011 2:38 PM

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  • User1483970546 posted


    Visual Studio 2010 support Multi Framework Targeting, which means that you can create a project in Visual Studio 2010 that use the previous version of .net framework e.g. .net framework 3.5 or 2.0 etc. if You create a project in Visual studio 2010 that uses .net Framework 3.5 then you can use that project assembly in Visual studio 2008 project. Please see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2010/05/19/visual-studio-managed-multi-targeting-part-1-concepts-target-framework-moniker-target-framework.aspx

    Or Google "Multi Framework Targeting in Visual Studio 2010" for fruther information.



    Saturday, April 16, 2011 11:00 AM
  • User393469663 posted


    Unfortunately this is not helpful to me. I believe I misspoke. I need to implement the Report Viewer 2010 control within my Visual Studio 2008 application.  The ASP.net app was/is created in VS 2008 and I'd like to use the Report Viewer application to create a report (.rdl) that can be viewed in VS 2008.

    Any thoughts?


    Monday, April 18, 2011 4:02 PM
  • User393469663 posted

    I found the solution: upgrade to Visual Studio 2010.

    All my problems have been solved! Cool

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:13 AM