VStudio Installation Problem


#1

Trying to install the .dll into Visual Studio 2015 to develop Reporting Services reports and following the manual installation instructions found on the website (https://docs.aspose.com/display/barcodereportingservices/Visual+Studio+Configuration).

I have downloaded the latest v18.10 files and copied the .DLL from the VS2015 folder to the PrivateAssemblies folder. When I try to add the barcode to the toolbox, I browse to the .DLL and click OK but get a message indicating:

There are no components in ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\Aspose.BarCode.ReportingServices.dll’ that can be placed on the toolbox.

Please advise.


#2

@dkoch,

We are investigating this further and will update you as soon as additional information is available.


#3

That problem could appear when Aspose.BarCode.ReportingServices.dll is being added incorrectly. It must be added only as .NET Framework Component. You can see it in BarCode.ReportingServices_Addition.zip NFC_ADD.png. When you try to add it as Silverlight or Universal Windows Component it generates this error.

BarCode.ReportingServices_Addition.zip (117.3 KB)


#4

I assure you that I am trying to add the .dll as a .NET Framework Component.

AsposeInstallationError.zip (143.5 KB)


#5

@dkoch,

Thank you for your feedback. We have logged your response in the ticket BARCODEREP-71 which was created to investigate this issue. We will update you here as soon as we have additional information.


#6

Thank you. I look forward to resolution.


#7

I’m attaching RSPreviewPolicy.config and RSReportDesigner.config in case there are issues in those.

SSRS_config_files.zip (3.4 KB)


#8

The problem happens not with RSPreviewPolicy.config or RSReportDesigner.config. If you write wrong permissions, the component could be added but it just doesn’t work. You can see this on without_RSReportDesigner_RSPreviewPolicy.png.

Problem might be if you use dll from 2013 folder, it has the same size as from 2015 but cannot be added to toolbox. You can see it on from_VS2013.png.

BARCODEREP-71_2.ZIP (48.9 KB)

After VS2015 dll checking you can try this solution from stackoverflow, just try to drag and drop dll to toolbox.


#9

Thanks for the suggestions. I have compared the digital signatures timestamps and confirmed I am using the VS2015 .dll.

I have tried the drag/drop method mentioned on stackoverflow without success. When dragging the .dll, the mouse cursor changes as expected but nothing happens when the .dll is dropped…nothing appears in the toolbox.

Still trying to get this installed in my VS2015 environment so I can upgrade from my VS2012 environment.


#10

@dkoch,

Thank you for your feedback. Please share the DLL file that you are using for installation so that we can investigate this further.


#11

Strange situation.

Could you send your dll? Also could you provide Visual studio version (like 14.025431.01 Update3) type (like Community Edition, Professional or Enterprise), installed SSDT (like 14.0.61021.0) also Windows version (like win7/8/8.1/10).

Yet, if it is not so difficult, could you provide “<“TargetServerVersion”>“SSRS2016”<”/TargetServerVersion">" from you project.


#12

Sure…

Attached is the .dll that I downloaded in the 18.10 fileAspose.BarCode.ReportingServices.zip (508.1 KB)

Windows 7 Enterprise
6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

And this is from 'Help…About Visual Studio:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Integrated)
Version 14.0.25420.01 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.01590

Installed Version: IDE Standard

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 00322-10000-00000-AA438
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015

Visual Basic 2015 00322-10000-00000-AA438
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015

Visual C# 2015 00322-10000-00000-AA438
Microsoft Visual C# 2015

JavaScript Language Service 2.0
JavaScript Language Service

JavaScript Project System 2.0
JavaScript Project System

SQL Server Analysis Services 14.0.608.142
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Designer
Version 14.0.608.142

SQL Server Data Tools 14.0.61705.170
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

SQL Server Integration Services
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Designer
Version 14.0.600.250

SQL Server Reporting Services 14.0.608.142
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers
Version 14.0.608.142

TypeScript 1.8.34.0
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio

And from the project:

Debug
Win32

bin\Debug
SSRS2016
http://localhost/reportserver
BarcodeTest_V18.10_2015Old
Mobile Reports
Data Sources
Datasets
Report Parts


#13

All the tags were removed from the project info. It should be:
Configuration-
-Name- Debug -/Name-
-Platform- Win32 -/Platform-
-Options-
-OutputPath- bin\Debug -/OutputPath-
-TargetServerVersion- SSRS2016 -/TargetServerVersion-
-TargetServerURL- http://localhost/reportserver -/TargetServerURL-
-TargetFolder- BarcodeTest_V18.10_2015Old -/TargetFolder-
-TargetMobileReportFolder- Mobile Reports -/TargetMobileReportFolder-
-TargetDataSourceFolder- Data Sources- /TargetDataSourceFolder-
-TargetDatasetFolder- Datasets- /TargetDatasetFolder-
-TargetReportPartFolder- Report Parts- /TargetReportPartFolder-
-/Options-
-/Configuration-


#14

Ok, we have different versions of Reporting Services:
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Designer
Version 13.0.1701.8
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Designer
Version 13.0.1601.5
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers
Version 13.0.1701.8

but
SQL Server Data Tools 14.0.61021.0

I will investigate further the problem. Have you tried dll from VS2017 folder, because it looks like you have pre 2017 SSDT.


#15

I have installed SSDT for VS2015 17.4
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssdt/previous-releases-of-sql-server-data-tools-ssdt-and-ssdt-bi?view=sql-server-2017

And now I have:
SQL Server Reporting Services 14.0.1016.232
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers
Version 14.0.1016.232

When I tried to install form VS2015 folder the error is reproduced.

However if you install from VS2017 folder it works well. This is because the SSDT versions from 17.x is a really VS2017 compatible not VS2015.

In this way, you should try VS2017 dll and it must work.


#16

Using the VS2017 .dll with my VS2015 installation does allow me to add the barcode to the toolbox and to the report. This is great news BUT…

In the midst of all this, I went ahead and installed SSDT for VS2017 in an attempt to get any working environment. I am getting the same ‘no components’ error when trying to use the .DLL from the VS2017 folder with my VS2017 environment!

Please advise…can I continue this thread or should I open a new one?

Windows 10 Enterprise
Version 1709
OS Build 16299.726

Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2017 (SSDT)
Version 15.8.7
VisualStudio.15.Release/15.8.7+28010.2046
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.7.02556

Installed Version: IDE Standard

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2017 00371-40000-00001-AA796
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2017

SQL Server Analysis Services 15.0.1000.59
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Designer
Version 15.0.1000.59

SQL Server Data Tools 15.1.61808.07020
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

SQL Server Integration Services
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Designer
Version 15.0.900.30

SQL Server Reporting Services 15.0.900.163
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers
Version 15.0.900.163

SsmsVsIntegration 1.0
Information about my package

Visual Basic Tools 2.9.0-beta8-63208-01
Visual Basic components used in the IDE. Depending on your project type and settings, a different version of the compiler may be used.


#17

In SSDT 15.8.1 MS added support of SQL Server 2019 preview and it must be a problem.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssdt/changelog-for-sql-server-data-tools-ssdt?view=sql-server-2017

I think with SSDT 15.8 it should work.


#18

I’m not so sure that 15.8.7 is the problem. My coworker is able to get the VS2017 .dll working with their VS2017 install of the same VS version 15.8.7. This is the info for that workstation:

Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2017 (SSDT2017)
Version 15.8.7
VisualStudio.15.Release/15.8.7+28010.2046
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.01590

Installed Version: IDE Standard

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2017 00371-40000-00001-AA530
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2017

SQL Server Analysis Services 14.0.1016.285
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Designer
Version 14.0.1016.285

SQL Server Data Tools 15.1.61808.07020
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

SQL Server Integration Services
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Designer
Version 14.0.3002.107

SQL Server Reporting Services 14.0.1016.285
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers
Version 14.0.1016.285

SsmsVsIntegration 1.0
Information about my package

Visual Basic Tools 2.9.0-beta8-63208-01
Visual Basic components used in the IDE. Depending on your project type and settings, a different version of the compiler may be used.


#19

15.8.7 is a version of Visual Studio, not SSDT. There are no problems with VS 15.8.7. There is problem with SSDT version 15.8.1. I read forums and found that a lot of other people have problems with that version of SSDT.

You could try to install SSDT 15.8.0 or 15.7.1. This should help.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssdt/previous-releases-of-sql-server-data-tools-ssdt-and-ssdt-bi?view=sql-server-2017

And we will add support of SSDT 15.8.1 in 18.12 version.

Update
Now VS2017 and SSRS2017 support only SSDT14 (14.0.1016.285) version. We will add support of 15(15.0.900.163) in 18.12.


#20

I’m sorry but I’m confused. Where is the value 15.8.7 coming from then? According to the version numbers, I’m at SSDT 15.1.xxxx