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Posted on 2008-02-08
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Does anyone know any nifty ways of integration SQL SERVER REPORT BUILDER with a Windows Application (VB.NET)
Question by:CMSIRL
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Well... To run Report Builder from your Windows Application code you may try just simply run a process:

System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("iexplore http://localhost/ReportServer/ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder.application");

Of course, you need to replace localhost with the proper server name or IP address. Also, when you don't use standard names for Reporting Services virtual directories you need to change the address properly.

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i've tried that with the url altered correctly (i know it's altered correctly cos I can then go and paste it to the IE address bar. I get an error saying "The System Cannot Find The File Specified" - i take it thats a reference to iexplorer exe.
I've gotten around it by instantiating a webbrowser and calling the navigate off that. I'd be interested in seeing how to get te Process.Start method going.
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brejk earned 1000 total points
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If IE is your refault browser you may not write iexplore.exe in process path. Just simply write http address to Report Builder and it may work.

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