Once again, no support for new visual studio versions :-(

  • kev1609 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Ruchir. I don’t think anyone would realistically expect you to make changes to a previous version of ActiveReports to enable it to work with a new visual studio release. However it would be great if the active reports installer was modified to allow you to install it to any version of visual studio, emitting a warning if the version in question was later than the last tested version. Then we as developers can decide if we want to take the risk of proceeding or not.

    That said, the comment about ActiveReports designer (which I hadn’t realised existed as a separate app) goes a long way to dealing with the problem. Thanks for the tip


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    Ruchir Agarwal18p 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hello Kevin,

    Thank you for the suggestion regarding making changes in the ActiveReports installer.
    We have forwarded your suggestion to the concerned team for consideration whether ActiveReports should support new Visual Studio versions in future.
    Also, we will keep you updated .


  • Craig Smith 2 months ago

    I think perhaps its the high cost of upgrading that becomes the sticking point. US$599 per developer every couple of years is a bit steep for our purposes, especially when we already have SSRS available to us. Anyone with VS can develop an SSRS report without spending an extra cent. It’s just the SQL Server license for production that hurts. We’re still using 2008 R2, but we can move up Visual Studio versions whenever they become available.


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    Ruchir Agarwal18p 2 months ago


    Thank you for sharing your concerns Craig.
    I would like to inform you that, this issue has already been escalated and the Product Managers are discussing on it.
    We will update this thread as soon as there is an update.

    Ruchir Agarwal

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