AZURE Host, RDLC and Reportviewer with ASP.NET C# RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm new in Azure, so i don't know tools that could use to my projects

    I want build a project with ASP.NET with C# and need a database with sql

    In my project i need use reporting, so I think that the best way to use reporting is with RDLC and see it with Reportviewer

    I have 2 questions:

    1. Can I host with azure a web site with RDLC and reportviewer

    2. What can u recommendme for hosting and reporting with ASP.NET?


    • Moved by CoolDadTx Monday, July 20, 2020 2:01 PM ASP.NET related
    Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:54 PM

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  • Yes, you can host the website in Azure with RDLC and a ReportViewer. The ReportViewer is just a library that you include in the bin folder for your compiled ASP.NET application. When you deploy the finished application to Azure, the library gets copied along with the rest of your binaries; Azure doesn't care about what the library does. The .rdlc file itself is also copied as Content for your project. Once Again, it is transparent to Azure, which simply copies the file, it doesn't care about what it does.

    Now, a different thing would be if you wanted to use .rdl instead of .rdlc. Then you would need a Report Server, which does exist in Azure but is quite expensive. But the .rdlc is not affected, it runs in-process within your own application.

    > 2. What can u recommendme for hosting and reporting with ASP.NET?

    The idea that you already have is good: use an .rdlc to define the reports and process and present them by means of a ReportViewer embedded in your application. This will work quite well in Azure. Now, if your reports are enormous or need to access a huge amount of data then I would recommend SQL Server Reporting Services, but for moderate reports your current option is perfectly fine.

    Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:07 PM
  • ASP.NET has forums.


    Monday, July 20, 2020 12:07 AM
  • And btw, Azure related questions can be asked in the new Microsoft Q&A site.
    Monday, July 20, 2020 1:57 AM
  • Hi K17rlos,

    1. Yes, you can host it with Azure, you can use their calculator pricing first to estimate your cost

    2. I would recommend Asphostportal.com, it is fairly cheap and reliable.

    Monday, July 20, 2020 7:50 AM