Can't use VS 2003 for reports now that VS 2005 and SQL 2005 are installed?

Can't use VS 2003 for reports now that VS 2005 and SQL 2005 are installed?

Post by Lee » Sun, 08 Jan 2006 05:18:44

I've been using Visual Studio 2003 successfully for several months to
develop a web-based reporting solution. I've also had SQL Server 2000
installed, including the evaluation version of Reporting Services. I
just recently installed Visual Studio 2005 (but left Visual Studio 2003
installed as well) and updated to SQL Server 2005, including the new
version of Reporting Services. I made a copy of one of the report
projects from my VS 2003 solution and I can successfully open it in VS
2005 and convert the reports to the new RS 2005 format. However, when
I try to open my original solution (not the converted copy) in VS 2003,
the non-report projects open fine, but I get the follow message as it
tries to open each of the report projects: "The application for
C:\MyReportProject.rptproj is not installed. Make sure the application
for the project type (.rptproj) is installed." After that, the word
"unavailable" appears next to each of the report projects in Solution
Explorer, but the non-report projects are fine.

Any ideas?

1. VS 2005 Build vs Precompilation vs VS 2003 Build

2. SQL Server 2005 Complete vs. SQLServer Express in VS 2005

The SQLServer Express and associated tools that come with Visual Studio 2005
don't give me everything I need. So I want to install the full SQL Server and
SQL Server Management Console (or whatever that's called) on my development
computer along with Visual Studio 2005.

Here's my question: What components can I *deinstall* from the Visual Studio
2005 installation once I've installed the complete SQL Server and Tools on
the machine? When I look in Add/Remove Programs, there are all these SQL
Server entries that are there. I don't know which of them belongs to the SQL
Server that's installed with VS and which belong to the full SQL Server. I
don't want to have all this extraneous stuff on my machine but I'm confused
as to what I can remove.


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