What is that error message about “Visual Basic Command Line Compiler has stopped working” about?

We have been notified of a mysterious error message that can display when sending or compiling reports on computers that are not Windows 10. This blog post explains what the error message is about and how to avoid it. Symptoms This applies to RDLC report layouts in Dynamics NAV 2016 on computers with Visual Studio 2015 installed and…


A Couple of RDLC Performance Optimization Tips

We have received several requests related to optimization tips for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV RDLC report experience. So in this blog post we provide you with a couple of tips for how you can refactor a report in order to increase its performance in terms of dataset reduction – the example is based on the…


Windows Regional Settings and Number Formatting in RDLC Reports

You probably know this blog post from Robert Miller: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/2014/03/25/formatted-decimal-values-dropping-symbols-in-rdlc.aspx. It talks about changing/forcing number formats when Windows is not able to do so. For Switzerland (de-CH), number formats in Windows are not correct regarding the thousands separator. It should be formatted “1’234,56” but is formatted like “1 234,56” (a space instead of an apostrophe).  Current…


Formatted decimal values dropping symbols in RDLC

I have seen several reports about the Microsoft Dynamics NAV RDLC reports dropping symbols out of decimals when printing out a report.  One of the most common occurrences, that I have seen, is when the de-CH locale is being used by the end user.  After some investigation, it appears that this problem is due to…