report viewer gray out in visual studio 2017

JKEM Agent 007 21 Reputation points

Good days sir , I have difficulties in using report viewer in visual studio 2017 .

I had done the troubleshooting using videos at YouTube but the error messages were "make sure the controls to add are compatible with the current designer and .NET framework version".

and the report viewer are gray out. can someone help me with this problem ?


An object-oriented programming language developed by Microsoft that is implemented on the .NET Framework. Previously known as Visual Basic .NET.
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  1. Jiachen Li-MSFT 24,431 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @JKEM Agent 007 ,
    Please check your .NET Framework version and the versions of these things below.

    • Microsoft RDLC Report Designer in Extensions.
    • Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportViewerControl.WinFroms in NuGet Package Manager.

    It is recommended to upgrade to their latest version to avoid compatibility issues.
    If there are any other problems, please let us know.
    Best Regards.
    Jiachen Li


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