Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Earlier this month, we released Visual Studio 2010 SP1.  The service pack is available for download from here and the updated Report Viewer redistributable can be found here. We always prioritize our efforts based on feedback we receive through Connect as well as through the forums and other channels.  If you are running into problems…

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The Invisible ReportViewer

An interesting bug report came in recently regarding toggling the Visible property on the ASP.Net ReportViewer.  It’s fairly subtle and I don’t believe many people are running into it.  But the solution isn’t obvious, so I want to make the information available in case you run into it. The bug report placed a ReportViewer control…

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Nested Objects in Local Mode

As I have mentioned before, the Reporting Services team regularly reviews the bug reports and feature requests that come in via Connect.  Shortly after the release of Visual Studio 2010, we started to receive a few requests and questions through Connect.  One of them, however, stood out from all the others in terms of volume…

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ASP.Net ReportViewer Samples

We have recently posted a number of samples that use the ASP.Net ReportViewer. These sample applications cover a wide range of topics. You’ll see sample code for long standing ReportViewer concepts such as hooking up data sources to subreports and implementing a custom toolbar. There are also several samples covering areas that are new to…

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Upgrading Web Application Projects to VS 2010

A number of people have posted questions about upgrading their VS 2008 web applications using the ReportViewer control to VS 2010.  The upgrade process is not automatic.  Before I get into the steps required to upgrade your applications to the VS 2010 ReportViewer, I’d like to take a moment to explain why this upgrade process…

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Visual Studio 2010 is Now Available

As many of you know, Visual Studio 2010 was released last week.  We’ve done a lot of work to the ReportViewer control in this release: Support for ASP.Net AJAX Support for the SQL 2008 RDLC schema, including tablix, rich text, and enhanced charts and gauges Significant improvement to support for standards mode and non-IE browsers…

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Reports Never Stop Loading With VS 2010

I’ve received a number of questions from people who have run into problems after upgrading their web application from VS 2008 to VS 2010.  Once upgraded, the report viewer shows the loading indicator indefinitely – the report never loads.  So what happened? In an earlier post, I talked about the changes we made to AsyncRendering. …

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We Need Your Help

The forums, Connect, and direct feedback through this blog and others have always helped shape Reporting Services.  We’re grateful for all of the input we’ve received.  But if you’re looking to make an even bigger contribution to the future of SQL Server Reporting Services, we have some great opportunities for you.  We’ve got some exciting ideas in…

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Expression Evaluation in Local Mode

RDL and RDLC files contain expressions written in VB.Net.  As .Net code, expressions can potentially perform any operations, including accessing the file system or running native code.  Code access security (CAS) for expressions is therefore critically important. When a report is deployed to a report server, the report definition goes through a publishing phase that…

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AsyncRendering and all the Baggage that Comes With It

The AsyncRendering property on the ASP.Net ReportViewer control is one of the most misunderstood properties on the ReportViewer.  And that’s our fault.  There are a lot of side effects to setting this property that you wouldn’t expect from the name.  In fact, most of the time that I see users setting this property they are…

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