Reports print slowly over network printers when you use the ReportViewer control in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008


Consider the following scenario:
  • You use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 ReportViewer control to display a report.
  • You click Print from the ReportViewer control, and then you select a network printer to print the report.
  • The network printer is used, or there is high network latency between the ReportViewer control and the printer.
In this scenario, the report may be delayed for several minutes before the network printer starts to print the report.

Note This issue may occur when you print reports from Microsoft Dynamics.


This problem occurs because the printing task from the control queries the page margins for every page instead of caching the margins after the first call. This causes the high network latency between the ReportViewer control and the printer.

Note The GetDeviceCaps function is used to retrieve the information about margins.


Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


You must have Visual Studio 2008 Services Package 1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry key information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

32-bit version
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeHashes
Dhtmlheader.htmlNot Applicable15,61617-Apr-201001:02Not Applicable
Header.bmpNot Applicable7,30617-Apr-201001:02Not Applicable
Parameterinfo.xmlNot Applicable2,33517-Apr-201001:02Not Applicable
Vs90sp1-kb981568.mspNot Applicable20,193,28017-Apr-201001:28Not Applicable
Watermark.bmpNot Applicable96,00017-Apr-201001:02Not Applicable
Eula.rtfNot Applicable100,36317-Apr-201001:02Not Applicable
Hotfixinstallerui.dll9.0.40302.012,64017-Apr-201001:09MD5: 4CCA982FB35C7C3E5F00BF1545508D31
SHA1: 778CA4322DBC7A51F2C50271F7D3FCB499540DED


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about ReportViewer controls, visit the following Microsoft website:

ReportViewer Controls (Visual Studio)