Younger Than Yesterday (ReportViewer in VS 2008)

As most of you probably know by now, Visual Studio 2008 is now available. What you might not have noticed is a new version of the ReportViewer control and local /embedded report editing experience. Included with VS 2008 are the following new features: Design-time:  New Report Projects: Two new project templates for quickly creating reporting…


Gone Glimmering (Fix for Visual Studio Hang)

I am very happy to announce that a fix has been released for the notorious “Visual Studio cannot shut down because a modal dialog is open” bug. I know that many of you are getting this daily when using the SQL Server 2005 Report Designer. You can read the KB article for the fix here. Currently, you will need…


When Your Heartstrings Break (ReportViewer Controls SP1 Redistributable)

For those of you who are incorporating the ReportViewer control in your WinForms or ASP.NET applications, I’m happy to announce the availability of a new ReportViewer redistiributable package. This package contains all of the fixes to the controls that were in Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 as well as a few that were discovered after…


Houdini (GotReportViewer?)

If you are eager to get started with the Microsoft Report Viewer Controls in Visual Studio 2005, check out Rajeev’s new site at It’s got lots of great info and samples.