Report Viewer Print Button RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm currently using the reportviewer in local mode, when I run the reports the viewer does not show a printer button even thow the properties indicate that it should.

    Does anyone no why? I can export the report to a pdf file and then print it, however, that is an extra step that waits time. If I print it through the browser I get the navigation portion of the page as well, that's not good either.

    Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:51 PM

All replies

  • The print control for Web forms in local mode uses an Active X control. Active X is only supported in Internet Explorer. Also, this print functionality was added in the VS 2008 version of Report Viewer and was not part of VS 2005.

    Brad Syputa, Microsoft Reporting Services This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 5:24 PM
  • So you r telling me there is no solution but using VS2008
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 5:28 PM
  • Amir,
    Client printing for local mode was a feature that was added to the ASP.NET ReportViewer control in VS 2008.

    Technically, you can still work in VS 2005, install the redist for VS 2008 (runtime components only):  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bb196d5d-76c2-4a0e-9458-267d22b6aac6

    And then change the assembly reference in your VS 2005 project to from (this include references of the project, the references on the pages, and all references in web.config.)

    Stella Chan
    Microsoft Reporting Services
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:26 PM
  • No problem doing this but i can't install redist for VS 2008 on the server cause it's runing on windows 2000 server
    so i'm stuck with 2005 redist. ,and i need to print my reports

    Saturday, May 16, 2009 6:52 AM
  • Hi StellaC,

    I have a question regarding this issue, Do i need to install also the .Net framework 3.5 sp1 to make it work?

    Let's say i downloaded this redist for VS 2008 sp1... and install it... How to make it work?

    Best Regards,
    noob vb programmer
    Sunday, May 17, 2009 11:22 AM
  • i don think u need to install framwork sp1 , just install the redist and run your project and it should work
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 5:34 AM