A question I receive a lot recently is that after installing Visual Studio, the installation of the RDLC Report Designer produces an error:
The install of Microsoft RDLC Report Designer was not successful for all the selected products. This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
The reason for this error is very simple: you are using or installed the wrong version of Visual Studio. The RDLC Report Designer only works with Visual Studio 2019, 2017 or lower, not with Visual Studio 2022.
In the requirements it states the following:
- For creating and editing RDL report layouts:
- Report Builder for SQL Server 2019, or
- Visual Studio 2017 with Microsoft Rdlc Report Designer for Visual Studio installed.
This means you need to download/install Visual Studio 2017 or 2019 (that is also compatible), and you can find those here:
- Visual Studio Older Downloads – 2019, 2017, 2015 & Previous Versions (microsoft.com)
After you install the compatible Visual Studio 2017 or 2019, the RDLC Report Designer for Visual Studio installs without any errors.