ActiveReports 15 Section Report designer won't load in VS

Posted by: chris.eaton on 1 March 2021, 5:53 am EST

  • Posted 1 March 2021, 5:53 am EST

    Created a .net core 3.1 project in VS 2019. Added a new section report (code based). Tried to open the designer, and this is what happens every time



    Running 15.0.4. Any advice? Thanks.
  • Replied 1 March 2021, 5:58 am EST

    Checked in the event log and I see this every time it happens:

    Faulting application name: DesignToolsServer.exe, version: 0.300.20.42102, time stamp: 0x5e222541
    Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.17134.1792, time stamp: 0xc9a4f29d
    Exception code: 0xe0434352
    Fault offset: 0x000000000003a308
    Faulting process id: 0x35a4
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d70ecbdec48615
    Faulting application path: C:\Users\chrise\AppData\Local\Temp\WinFormsCache\a2bcwoep.nmr\DesignToolsServer\DesignToolsServer.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
    Report Id: 9f23788c-74fc-4171-87ff-da377b587197
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:
  • Replied 26 March 2021, 3:48 am EST

    Hello,

    Currently, .Net 5 does not support the custom designer. We are waiting for the Microsoft fix to include the designer support in .Net 5. That's why, you are not able to design the report. Please refer to the following link to design the report as workaround:
    https://www.grapecity.com/activereportsnet/docs/v15/online/designing-code-based-section-reports-in-net-core.html


    Thanks,
    Mohit
  • Replied 26 March 2021, 1:07 am EST

    Mohit,

    Hello, do can you share more information about what the Microsoft fix is for designer support, and any guesstimates on when it might become available? Is this something slated for dotnet 6?

    mohitg said:
    Hello,

    Currently, .Net 5 does not support the customer designer. We are waiting for the Microsoft fix to include the designer support in .Net 5. That's why, you are not able to design the report. Please refer to the following link to design the report as workaround:
    https://www.grapecity.com/activereportsnet/docs/v15/online/designing-code-based-section-reports-in-net-core.html


    Thanks,
    Mohit
  • Replied 26 March 2021, 3:53 am EST

    Hello,

    Currently, there is no news from the Microsoft about the estimated time. I will inform you once I get any new update from them.

    Thanks,
    Mohit
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