Unable to view report layout from the dev environment

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Rob Sanchez asked a question on 7 Dec 2017 2:04 PM

I'm working on a NAV 2013 environment and attempting to view the layout of a report object to get this error:

"An error occurred when opening the report designer. A support version of Visual Studio could not be found"

NAV 2013 R2 Version 7.10.43391

I've got Visual Studio 2017. I'm assuming I need to grab an earlier version of VS but I'd rather add specific redistributables or bits and pieces if I can avoid a whole alternate version of Visual Studio.

I looked at enabling "Use Report Builder" by setting the options to Yes under Tools -> Options -> Use Report Builder

But then I get this message:

"It is not possible to edit the layout with the report designer. Detailed description: Illegal characters in path."

Insight appreciated as always thanks!

duplicate dynamicsuser post: https://dynamicsuser.net/nav/f/developers/94324/view-layout---missing-supported-version-of-visual-studio
uplicate mibuso post: https://forum.mibuso.com/discussion/70537/view-layout-missing-supported-version-of-visual-studio/p1?new=1