Print button not available in ReportViewer using IE11 RRS feed

  • Question

  • User-705415046 posted

    So we noticed that the print button in our ReportViewer (Version= is gone after upgrading to IE11.

    This is how it looks like in IE10:



    After doing some research, we found that other people are also reporting this problem (i.e. here), but did not find a solution yet. Using the compability mode would be a workaround option, but is not a viable/fitting solution for clients.

     Did anyone figure out how to fix this?

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 5:32 AM

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  • User891699826 posted

    Manually place a button

    and call Reportviewer Print function.


    Please close thread if you get solved.

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:12 AM
  • User-705415046 posted

    Thats what I did to work around that problem - but having that print button would be nice.

    I can't be the only one noticing this?

    Friday, November 22, 2013 6:03 AM
  • User-1185172246 posted

    ReportViewer relies on ActiveX for client-side printing which only works in IE. However, in IE10 or greater under Win8 Metro or in default rendering mode, ActiveX is not supported. That's why print button is not available. The only way to get it back is by using the following meta tag to force IE to render as v9:

    <meta http-equiv="x-ua-compatible" content="IE=9" >

    If you do not want this approach, then you can take a look at this article that allows cross-browser RDLC printing by adding a custom Print button to ReportViewer toolbar and use that one or implement it by yourself.

    Saturday, November 23, 2013 5:27 AM
  • User-705415046 posted

    Unfortunately, your suggestions did not work.


    <meta http-equiv="x-ua-compatible" content="IE=9" >


    ...showed no effect at all.


    Is there a solution to get the original button work under IE11?

    Thursday, December 5, 2013 3:05 AM
  • User-1185172246 posted

    Where did you put that meta tag? It should be placed inside the <HEAD> as the first line.

    Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:14 AM
  • User-418836475 posted


    I have been trying to do this but could not find a working code for the same, please could you post a code snipet for Server reports.


    Friday, January 3, 2014 2:23 PM
  • User-964720240 posted

    i am also facing the same issue , even i tried the steps mentioned in below site


    but still it is not working for me.

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 5:57 AM
  • User1049941968 posted

    I used the Compatibilty view settings and the print button appeared.


    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:00 PM