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Posted Friday, April 4, 2014 12:29 AM
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I have just started learning SSRS. To create a report, the first exercise tells me to go to Visual studio > Visual Basic > windows forms application. As an aside, I also used C# in SSIS. So, I was wondering if one needs to know VB/C# or both
well in order to become a serious SSRS developer. Is that correct ? How much is VB used in SSRS, if at all ?

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blasto_max (4/4/2014)
I have just started learning SSRS. To create a report, the first exercise tells me to go to Visual studio > Visual Basic > windows forms application. As an aside, I also used C# in SSIS. So, I was wondering if one needs to know VB/C# or both
well in order to become a serious SSRS developer. Is that correct ? How much is VB used in SSRS, if at all ?

Thanks.


You can extent basic SSRS capabilities by using custom code. This code is Visual Basic.
Also, the expression language used in SSRS is Visual Basic.

For normal reporting requirements, you don't need Windows Forms though.




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Thanks. Would I be at a severe disadvantage in SSRS if I don't learn VB at all or learn just the bare minimum ?
I ask this because I'd rather be learning other languages.
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Thanks. Would I be at a severe disadvantage in SSRS if I don't learn VB at all or learn just the bare minimum ?
I ask this because I'd rather be learning other languages.


You can learn the bare minimum. VB is really easy and if you want to achieve something with the SSRS, it is usually self-explanatory. There are also plenty of examples on the net.




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