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Report Viewer Parameters in Visual Studio 2010 – No Code

Hi Folks,

I’ve been trying since a long time finding an article of how to pass parameters to a Report Viewer control in Visual Studio 2010, but most of the articles needs lots of code to be written.

But, now I have found the way to create a report and pass parameters easily with only 1 line of code, yes I am serious 1 line of code!! 🙂

And below I will describe the steps with screen shots:
1- You need to create a new Visual Studio Web Site:

2- Then you will have an empty web site.

3- Now, I will create a new database with one table with three columns (ID, Name, City):

Then fill it with some data:

Now I will create a data set for the Contacts table:

Now I will Rebuild the web site:

Now, we need to add reference to Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms:
Make sure to select Version

Now, I will create a report:

Save the report.

Now, I will start to build the page of the report:
– Add a DropdownList and a Button:

– Drop a Script Manager control into the page:

– Drop a ReportViewer control:

– Choose the Report we created before, and an ObjectDataSource will be created directly:

– On the Click event of the button write the only Code you need to write to refresh the report:

Congratulations!! the web site is ready and the report takes the parameter and refreshes.

Happy programming!

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10 thoughts on “Report Viewer Parameters in Visual Studio 2010 – No Code

  1. F*ckin’ amazing things here. I’m very glad to see your post. Thanks a lot and i am looking forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  2. Nizam on said:

    very nice…..thanks

  3. This post was awesome! Step by Step process that worked the first time.


  4. Renga Iyengar on said:

    Hi.. Quite an Interesting post.. Can it work for Winforms ?

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  6. Thank you saed. But what if we have more than one parameters?

  7. Thank you Saed. What if we have more than one parameter?

  8. Seven lavide on said:

    I used to use and old way to create my apps (Visual Basic 6) and I use VBA a lot. But I wanted to create something more sophisticate. I just began to use VS and MySql. I was almost giving up when I found your post. This is what I was needing to move on. Thank you a million.

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