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When I add a reportviewer and a blank report to a simple asp.net 2008 page IE7 freezes. It works with firefox, chrome, and other versions of IE. Is there a compatability issue with IE7? Is the reportviewer production ready or is it a buggy tool? Should I rather go with crystal? I have used the reportviewer in winforms without a problem. In fact, I have classes that generate rdl from a table to generate reports on the fly. I would like to use that with web pages, but if it is buggy I do not want to go near it. Here is the asp.net page and the RDL.

<%@ Page Language="vb" AutoEventWireup="false" CodeBehind="WebForm1.aspx.vb" Inherits="WebApplication1.WebForm1" %>
 
<%@ Register Assembly="Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms, Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" Namespace="Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms" TagPrefix="rsweb" %>
 
 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <rsweb:ReportViewer ID="ReportViewer1" runat="server" Font-Names="Verdana" Font-Size="8pt" Height="400px" Width="400px">
            <LocalReport ReportPath="Report1.rdlc">
            </LocalReport>
        </rsweb:ReportViewer>    
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Report xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/reporting/2005/01/reportdefinition" xmlns:rd="http://schemas.microsoft.com/SQLServer/reporting/reportdesigner">
 <Width>6.5in</Width>
 <Body>
 <Height>2in</Height>
 </Body>
 <rd:InitialLanguage>true</rd:InitialLanguage>
 <rd:InitialDimensions>
 <rd:UnitType>Inch</rd:UnitType>
 <rd:LeftMargin>1in</rd:LeftMargin>
 <rd:RightMargin>1in</rd:RightMargin>
 <rd:TopMargin>1in</rd:TopMargin>
 <rd:BottomMargin>1in</rd:BottomMargin>
 <rd:PageWidth>8.5in</rd:PageWidth>
 <rd:PageHeight>11in</rd:PageHeight>
 <rd:ColumnSpacing>0.5in</rd:ColumnSpacing>
 </rd:InitialDimensions>
 <rd:InitialDimensions>
 <rd:UnitType>Cm</rd:UnitType>
 <rd:Width>16cm</rd:Width>
 <rd:Height>5cm</rd:Height>
 <rd:LeftMargin>2.5cm</rd:LeftMargin>
 <rd:RightMargin>2.5cm</rd:RightMargin>
 <rd:TopMargin>2.5cm</rd:TopMargin>
 <rd:BottomMargin>2.5cm</rd:BottomMargin>
 <rd:GridSpacing>0.25cm</rd:GridSpacing>
 <rd:PageWidth>21cm</rd:PageWidth>
 <rd:PageHeight>29.7cm</rd:PageHeight>
 <rd:ColumnSpacing>1cm</rd:ColumnSpacing>
 </rd:InitialDimensions>
</Report>

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I assume this is using MS SQL Reporting Services.  Is that correct?

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No, I am not using reporting services. I would like to use the report in asp.net and populate it from a .net datatable.
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Since you ask about Crystal I assume it isn't Crystal.  Is the the Data Reporting tool included with VS?

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Yes its the data reporting tool included with VS, as you can see in the sample code it is Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms
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Nobody answering, I guess it either cannot be reproduced or cannot be solved. I upgraded to IE8 and it works. I hope that this issue was specific to my my copy of IE7 and that the reportviewer works out in the field. I haven't seen on the internet anybody else complaining.
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