Consider the following scenario:

  • You create a simple ASP.NET web application project in Visual Studio 2012.

  • You create a new dataset, point in to any SQL instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014 and use any table.

  • You create a new RDLC report and bind it with a dataset.

  • From the Properties icon on the Report Viewer 2012, you select the newly create report.

  • You click Select Data Source and from the Data Source Instance drop-down list, select the dataset bounded in step 2.

In this scenario, Visual Studio 2012 crashes immediately.

Note The issue also occurs in Microsoft SQL Server 2014.


The issue occurs because, code changes moves a copy of DTEUtil to the ReportViewer.WebDesign assembly that is compiled with references to an old version of the VisualStudio.Shell. This results in a failure when you call GetGlobalService function.

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

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