ReportViewer doesn’t appear in the toolbox in Visual Studio

Problem

You’re trying to use the ReportViewer control in Visual Studio but it’s not in the toolbox.

Other symptoms:

  • After manually adding the ReportViewer control to the toolbox clicking Design a new report does nothing.
  • The RDLC report designer does not open and opening the RDLC file just opens the report markup.

Solution

Note: I am using Visual Studio 2017

Step 1 – Install the RDLC Report Designer extension

Step 2 – Add ReportViewer to the toolbox

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