.NET 5 Support?

Posted by: cliffe on 11 November 2020, 9:22 am EST

  • Posted 11 November 2020, 9:22 am EST

    Hello, I'm just wondering whether .NET 5 is supported with the latest 14.2 version of ActiveReports?

    I have a .NET 5 ASP.NET application & was able to add the GrapeCity.ActiveReports NuGet package and add a Section Report (to a .NET Framework project & link it as per https://www.grapecity.com/activereportsnet/docs/v14/online/designing-code-based-section-reports-in-net-core.html).

    However, when I try to instantiate a report in the app, it throws an exception : Could not load file or assembly 'GrapeCity.ActiveReports.Licensing, Version=14.2.20665.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cc4967777c49a3ff'. The system cannot find the file specified.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks in advance,
  • Replied 12 November 2020, 7:38 am EST

    Hi again. I found that this error only happens with the latest NuGet package (14.2.20665).

    When I use 14.2.20581, I don't get that error when I instantiate the report, but I get an error when I try to run it:
    System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Windows.Forms, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089'. The system cannot find the file specified.

    Is this something you've seen before?

    Thanks again,
  • Replied 12 November 2020, 8:36 am EST

    Well, I got it to work. First, I had to downgrade the NuGet packages to 14.2.20540.

    Then I had to do what was suggested on the Troubleshooting page at https://www.grapecity.com/activereportsnet/docs/v14/online/ar-troubleshooting.html under "An exception "System.IO.FileNotFoundException' object" occurs when running a section report in an ASP.NET Core 3.1 project" (although that wasn't the exact exception I got):

    In the project file, add

    <FrameworkReference Include="Microsoft.WindowsDesktop.App" />

    and then in Startup.cs, add

    in the ConfigureServices() method.

  • Replied 12 November 2020, 1:48 pm EST


    I am glad the issue is got resolved. However, the official support of .Net 5 will come in our next major release that i.e AR15 which is scheduled to release in mid of next month i.e Dec2020.

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