FIX: Hidden text box value in the Tablix header is displayed only on the first page after you export a report to a hard page-break renderer in Visual Studio 2010

Applies to: Visual Studio Ultimate 2010Visual Studio Professional 2010


Consider the following scenario:
  • You create an RDLC report by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
  • You add a Tablix control to the report body.
  • You set the Hidden property to TRUE for a text box that is in the Tablix header.

    Note This text box is also known as a hidden text box.
  • You display the hidden text box value in a page header or footer by referencing the ReportItems collection.
  • You view the RDLC report by using the Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2010 control.
  • You try to export the report to a file that is a hard page-break renderer. For example, you try to export the report to a PDF-formatted or TIFF-formatted file.
In this scenario, the hidden text box value in the page header or footer is displayed only on the first page of the exported report.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft website:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2010 installed.

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File information

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