As most of you probably know by now, Visual Studio 2008 is now available. What you might not have noticed is a new version of the ReportViewer control and local /embedded report editing experience. Included with VS 2008 are the following new features:
Documentation for the new ReportViewer is here. The new version runs SxS with the VS 2005 version. This means to use the new controls, you will need to change the references in your project to use the new ReportViewer control. We will be writing a KB article about how to do that soon.
An important thing to understand is that the ReportViewer in VS 2008 is based on the report engine from SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, which means it uses the 2005 RDL schema and processing engine. Since SQL Server 2008 has not shipped yet, we will not be able to release a 2008 RDL version of the ReportViewer until next year.
If you are going to ship the new ReportViewer with your application, we now have an updated version of the redistributable to the web. The download page is here. For the ClickOnce scenario, the ReportViewer.exe FWLink is also live.