Report Viewer in Visual Web Developer 2008 Express

After the initial release of the ReportViewer ASP.Net control with Visual Studio 2005, we also released a separate add-on to the Visual Web Developer 2005 Express sku.  But when Visual Studio 2008 was released, there was no equivalent add-in for the web developer sku.  I’m happy to announce that this add-in is now available for Visual…


SQL Server 2008 and the ReportViewer Controls

In August, we released SQL Server 2008 with a number of new features for Reporting Services.  There have been questions lately about how this impacts the report viewer controls.  The answer depends on whether you use server mode or local mode. Server Mode We spent a great deal of time making sure that the existing…

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Custom Credentials in the Report Viewer

When using the ReportViewer control in server mode, you will need to consider how you want to authenticate to the report server.  By default, the viewer connects as the current thread user by supplying CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials to its underlying WebRequest.  One of the questions I am frequently asked is why there isn’t a simple credentials property on…

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Client Print Fails to Load After Microsoft Update 956391

A number of people have reported problems using the ActiveX print control in the report viewer after installing Microsoft Update 956391.  Specifically, users receive the error “Unable to load client print control” when clicking on the print icon in the report viewer toolbar.  I would like to explain what is happening, why we did it,…

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Welcome

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Brian Hartman.  I’m a lead developer on the SQL Server Reporting Services team.  I’ve been a member of this team since the first release of Reporting Services and have worked in several areas of the product.  For the past four years, my primary responsibility has been the ReportViewer…