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Call a SQL Reporting Services report from Windows App

Posted on 2006-11-20
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hi

i need to open a reporting services report in pdf format from a button_click() in a windows forms application.

i currently use:

Dim PI As New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo("iexplore.exe")
Str = Str & "&rc:Parameters=false&rc:Zoom=Page Width&rs:Command=Render&rs:Format=PDF"
PI.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Maximized
PI.Arguments = Str
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(PI)

but this is messy as it leaves open a "page cancelled" ie browser... is there any way i can just click on the button and the pdf report open directly?
many thanks

j
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by:Ramuncikas
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Your code launches IE, so here is nothing to complain about.
You need a bit different approach to the problem.

http://www.vbdotnetheaven.com/Code/Jul2003/2107.asp

Download pdf to user's temp dir and then launch Acrobat Reader (or even use ShellStart=True).

HTH
Ramuncikas
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Or you can use My.Computer.Network.DownloadFile(<url>,<path>) if you're using .NET 2.0/VS2005.

But I think both cases will need authentication.

Don't hesitate to ask for further assistance if needed.
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