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how to connect Microsoft reportviewer 2008 to VB 2008 express edition RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    Is there any way to connect microsoft reportviewer 2008 to VB 2008 express  edition.
    I have downloaded Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 as well as Microsoft Report 2008 SP1 Redistributable.
    Still i cannot find any reference to reportviewer in the  toolbox of VB 2008 express edition.
    Is there anyother way????
    • Moved by Riquel_DongModerator Friday, July 24, 2009 9:20 AM one ReportViewer control question (From:.NET Framework Networking and Communication)
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 4:16 PM

Answers

  • The ReportViewer redistributable contains only the runtime portion of the viewer.  It does not contain the design time Visual Studio integration or the report authoring tool.  You can still reference the runtime assembly from your code and use the viewer in your application with only the redistributable, but you won't get the full design time experience.

    The design time components are available with the non-express skus of Visual Studio as well as for the Visual Web Developer Express sku (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b67b9445-c206-4ff7-8716-a8129370fa1d), but it is not available for VB 2008 Express.
    • Marked as answer by Sithara Das Sunday, August 2, 2009 7:50 AM
    Friday, July 31, 2009 5:25 AM
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