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Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 by Kevin S. Goff Lynn Langit Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John C. Welch

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Embedding Custom ReportViewer Controls

Microsoft provides two controls in Visual Studio 2008 that allow you to embed SSRS reports (or link to an existing SSRS report hosted on an SSRS instance) in your custom Windows Forms or Web Forms applications. Alternatively, you can also design some types of reports from within Visual Studio and then host them in your custom applications. In Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft provided two different tools in the Toolbox to represent the types of this control; in Visual Studio 2008, the different modes of report access have been incorporated into a single control in the Toolbox for each type of client application. These controls appear in the Reporting section of the Toolbox in Visual Studio 2008 when you use either ...

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