Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Visual Studio 2010 and Local Report Viewer for 2008 RDL

With the release of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, the Reporting Services local report viewer has finally come out of it's 2005 timewarp, to handle 2008 RDL and proper export functionality.

I found some of the new ReportViewer 10.0 assemblies in the ‘Add Reference’ dialog box - enough to run the app on the dev machine - but not ProcessingObjectModel.dll which I had to dig out of the GAC (GACView makes it easy to copy out).

Deploying these 3 new dll’s with a .NET 3.5 application and reports still based on 2005 RDLC, seems to run fine…