Designing RDLC Reports For Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 – Visual Studio 2013 Support Added

Petras Butėnas

CEO

Topic: Development

Date: 6 Jan 2014

Good news for Dynamics NAV developers – RDLC reports can now be built using Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft has announced about adding support for using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to create and modify RDLC reports. You will be able to use the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio when designing reports for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2.

These are the steps by Microsoft for enabling  MS Visual Studio support:

„To enable Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 support, you must install the hotfix from the Knowledge Base article 2907585. After the hotfix is installed, when you design reports from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment, Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is automatically used if it is available on the computer running the development environment; otherwise, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 is used if it is available. There is no option to choose which version of Microsoft Visual Studio to use if both Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 are installed on the development environment computer. With regard to editing RDLC reports for Microsoft Dynamics 2013 R2, there is no functional difference between using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, and RDLC reports that are edited with Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 can be edited later with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 if needed.