Installation and getting started issues

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  1. Tony
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    Posted 24 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hi guys,
        I am evaluating Telerik Reports for use with a Web application. I am running XP Professional SP3 with Visual Studio 2008 ( version 9.0.30729.1 ) and .Net Framework 3.5.

    I installed the trial version, Telerik_Reporting_2008_3_1402_trial.msi, and found that when I opened my Visual Studio 2008 only the 'Report Viewer' had been added to the toolbox. Also the menu header 'Telerik Reporting' had been added but with 'Upgrade Wizard' as the only option. When I add a new item to my application and choose 'Telerik Report Q3 2008' the report wizard does not display.

    Can someone help me please?

    Tony
  2. Steve
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    Posted 24 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Tony,

    We've already answered your inquiry in the support ticket you've opened. Here is the answer:

    Both report items in the VS toolbox as well as the other items in the Telerik Reporting VS menu are shown, only when in context of a report i.e. you need to have a report opened in design time. You do not see them when you are in a context of a web form (aspx page) since they are not relevant for it.
    Please restrain from opening multiple threads on the same matter as this does not expedite our reply, on the contrary - it only slows us down.

    Thank you for the understanding.

    Greetings,
    Steve
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  3. Tony
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    Posted 24 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Thanks for your prompt reply and I apologize for the 'double' post. It won't happen again.
    I can see what you mean about the tools and menu options being in context when I am looking at the VB.ReportExamples project and this makes perfect sense. When I open a report file I get two tabs displayed, i.e. ProductCatalog.vb and ProductCatalog.vb[Design] with the design view displayed as default. I also get both 'Code' and 'Designer' options under the 'View' menu option. This is not the case however with my Web Site Application. When I open a report file, i.e. reportfile.vb, I get the code page displayed and no options to view the design.

    Also, the one point you didn't touch on in your reply was the fact that the report wizard doesn't 'kick in' when I create a new report.

    Again, thanks for your help

    Regards

    Tony
  4. Steve
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    Posted 27 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Tony,

    As our best practices help article points, you should not create reports directly in your app, but rather have a separate class library that contains the reports and is then referenced from your app.
    Web Sites are "special" and you need to put classes in special folder called App_Code. However there is no design time available for those classes unless you explicitly right click and choose "View Designer". That is why the Report Wizard does not "kick in" - it is enabled only when a report designer is initially opened and this is not the case with websites.
    Another reason to avoid placing reports directly in websites is the fact that its assembly is auto generated with different name every single time containing the App_Code folder in it e.g. App_Code.unch8s_n. This this makes it impossible to assign a report to a report viewer control in design time.

    Sincerely yours,
    Steve
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