Do I need to install something to get dundas charts in SSRS 2008

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I am upgrading to sql server reporting services 2008.  I currently have 2005 Dev edition of sql server on my dev computer.  We are not upgrading our SQL server database ENGINES in our QA or prod environments, but we are upgrading them both to SSRS 2008.

I want to be able to use the new charts from dundas in the SSRS 2008 version, so my question is:  if I install the dev edition of 2008 (sp1) on my local computer, will the charts alredy be there for me to design reports, or is there something I have to install to get the charts?

I am using visual Stuido 2008 to create reports.

Thanks in advance!

Brian
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ValentinoVBI Consultant
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Commented:
You should be fine as long as you're using BIDS 2008 and deploy your reports on SSRS 2008.

The Dundas controls that Microsoft acquired, such as the gauge, as by default available in BIDS/SSRS 2008.

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I installed 2008 MSFT SQL server Dev Edition on my local computer and I also am using Visual Studio 2008.  When I open SQL server BIDS, Visual Studio 2008 opens up. I go to File...New...Project, and select "Reports Application".  This creates a new C# project with a Report1.rdlc file.  When I go into design mode on that report and look at the toolbox, there is only 1 chart control and it looks to me like the old chart control that was available in SSRS 2005.  There are no Dudas Charts listed.  How do I get them?

Thanks again!
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Ow sorry, from your question I couldn't tell that you are doing client-side reporting (.RDLC).
You're right, the ReportViewer in VS2008 does not fully support all the features that shipped in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008.  As you've noticed, the new charts and gauges are not there.

There's a bit of extra info here: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=456553

In other words, currently this is not possible.  All you can do is vote on that Microsoft Connect page and keep your fingers crossed that the next version of the ReportViewer supports it.

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