FIX: Nested viewer incorrectly appears in Internet Explorer 9 after you perform a search in a ReportViewer control of a Visual Studio 2008-based Web application


Consider the following scenario:
  • You use a ReportViewer control in a Web application to display a report in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.
  • You use Internet Explorer 9 to view the report in Report Manager. 
  • You search for a keyword that appears in the report, and then you click Next in the View tab.

In this scenario, a nested viewer incorrectly appears in the report area.


Hotfix information

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

To resolve this problem, 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 Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if the affected files are not being used.

File information

The version of this 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.

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Fl_microsoft_reportviewer_localprint_cab_120652_12 0652_x86.lnNot applicable236,47105-May-201103:46Not applicable

More Information

The nested viewer resembles the nested viewer in the following screen shot:


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

Article ID: 2537988 - Last Review: Jun 14, 2011 - Revision: 1