Integrate with Microsoft Report Viewer in Local Mode

Step 1. Add a Reference to Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.dll to your project.

Open your project in Visual Studio, right click on the References folder and select Add Reference. Click the Browse tab and browse to the following assembly:

  • If using Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 – browse to <InstallDir>/Bin/ReportViewer2010/Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.dll
  • If using Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 – browse to <InstallDir>/Bin/ReportViewer2012/Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.dll
  • If using Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 – browse to <InstallDir>/Bin/ReportViewer2015/Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.dll
  • If using Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportViewerControl.Winforms or Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportViewerControl.WebForms of version 140.X.X – browse to <InstallDir>/Bin/ReportViewer2017/Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.dll
  • If using Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportViewerControl.Winforms or Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportViewerControl.WebForms of version 150.X.X – browse to <InstallDir>/Bin/ReportViewer2019/Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.dll

where <InstallDir> is the directory, where you installed or unpacked Aspose.Words for Reporting Services.

Please note that Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.dll for ReportViewer 2015 should be used in Visual Studio 2017 (and higher). 

Adding a Reference to Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.dll to your project.

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Step 2a. Add all Aspose extensions to Report Viewer.

This will add ALL available custom Aspose rendering extensions to the list of supported extensions in Microsoft Report Viewer.

C#

using Aspose.Words.ReportingServices;

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs eventArgs)
{
	ReportViewerHelper.AddAsposeExtensions(reportViewer1);

	// Other form load code
	this.reportViewer1.RefreshReport();
}

Visual Basic

Imports Aspose.Words.ReportingServices

Public Class Form1

	Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
		ReportViewerHelper.AddAsposeExtensions(ReportViewer1)
		
		'Other form load code
		Me.ReportViewer1.RefreshReport()
	End Sub

End Class

Step 2b. Add specific Aspose extensions to Report Viewer.

This will add only specific custom Aspose rendering extensions to the list of supported extensions in Microsoft Report Viewer.

C#

using Aspose.Words.ReportingServices;

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs eventArgs)
{
	ReportViewerHelper asposeHelper = new ReportViewerHelper(reportViewer1);

	asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWDOCX", "DOCX - Office Open XML via Aspose.Words", typeof(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.DocxRenderer));
	asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWRTF", "RTF - Rich Text Format via Aspose.Words", typeof(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.RtfRenderer));
	asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWWML", "XML - WordprocessingML via Aspose.Words", typeof(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.WordMLRenderer));
	asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWHTML", "HTML - Web Page via Aspose.Words", typeof(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.HtmlRenderer));
	asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWMHTML", "MHTML - Web Archive via Aspose.Words", typeof(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.MhtmlRenderer));
	asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWODT", "ODT - OpenDocument via Aspose.Words", typeof(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.OdtRenderer));
	asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWTXT", "TXT - Plain Text via Aspose.Words", typeof(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.TxtRenderer));
	asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWXPS", "XPS � XML Paper Specification via Aspose.Words", typeof(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.XpsRenderer));
	asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWEPUB", "EPUB � Electronic Publications via Aspose.Words", typeof(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.EpubRenderer));
	asposeHelper.UpdateHandlers();
	
	// Other form load code
	this.reportViewer1.RefreshReport();
}

Visual Basic

Imports Aspose.Words.ReportingServices

Public Class Form1

	Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
		Dim asposeHelper As ReportViewerHelper = New ReportViewerHelper(ReportViewer1)
	
		asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWDOCX", "DOCX - Office Open XML via Aspose.Words", GetType(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.DocxRenderer))
		asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWRTF", "RTF - Rich Text Format via Aspose.Words", GetType(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.RtfRenderer))
		asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWWML", "XML - WordprocessingML via Aspose.Words", GetType(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.WordMLRenderer))
		asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWHTML", "HTML - Web Page via Aspose.Words", GetType(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.HtmlRenderer))
		asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWMHTML", "MHTML - Web Archive via Aspose.Words", GetType(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.MhtmlRenderer))
		asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWODT", "ODT - OpenDocument via Aspose.Words", GetType(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.OdtRenderer))
		asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWTXT", "TXT - Plain Text via Aspose.Words", GetType(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.TxtRenderer))
		asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWXPS", "XPS - XML Paper Specification via Aspose.Words", GetType(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.XpsRenderer))
		asposeHelper.AddExtension("AWEPUB", "EPUB - Electronic Publications via Aspose.Words", GetType(Aspose.Words.ReportingServices.EpubRenderer))
		asposeHelper.UpdateHandlers()
	
		' Other form load code
		Me.ReportViewer1.RefreshReport()
	End Sub

End Class

Step 3. Test the new export formats.

Run your application and you should notice a number of new export formats available in the Export dropdown list in Report Viewer. Select one of the formats and run export. Verify the document is created the way you expected.

New export formats appear in Report Viewer running in local mode.

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