Last post Mar 08, 2011 04:58 PM by atconway
Mar 07, 2011 10:27 PM|pzn3xq|LINK
I'm about to begin a new asp.net application using .net 4.0. Only concern I have is since the project calls for reporting, I cannot use SSRS with SQL Server 2008 b/c the tempate for Bus Intelligence Projects is missing from 4.0. I've been told that the
next release of SQL Server 2011 (some time this year), will resolve this problem. Meanwhile, I'm wondering if the following approach would work:
1) Create the application in VS2010 using the SQL Server 2008 db.
2) Create the SSRS Bus Intelligence project using VS2008 and create a seperate website pointing to the same SQL Server 2008 Db?
Kind of a hack, but I guess the only problem with this is, the Bus Intelligence project will not be able to reference and leverage and DLL or code from the application...unless someone has a better idea?
Mar 08, 2011 04:58 PM|atconway|LINK
Kind of a hack
No I think that is a fine solution, for now as you stated. I have done the same thing. I have an old .asmx service I have not been able to migrate to WCF yet and it uses WSE 3.0. Guess what I am a daily user of VS.NET 2010 .NET Framework 4.0, but
that project is still in VS.NET 2005 because of the dropped support for WSE 3.0.
Also, you can absolutely reference .dlls in VS.NET 2010 that were built using an older .NET Framework being targeted. The only thing you can;t do is try to reference say a 4.0 .dll in an older project that is targeting say the 2.0 or 3.5 Framework.
You should be able to add a reference to that built VS.NET 2008 .dll in your VS.NET 2010 .NET Framework 4.0 project.