Visual Studio crashes on me when I try to display any BIDS Helper report (such as the "Unused columns report" for a DSV in a SSAS project). The separate window with the report viewer opens, displays the Loading briefly, then I get the "Visual
Studio 2015 has stopped working" box.
The only bit of troubleshooting information I managed to get was by clicking "Debug" in the "has stopped working" dialog:
'System.ExecutionEngineException' occurred in Microsoft.ReportViewer.Common.dll
Microsoft.ReportViewer.Common.dll!Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportIntermediateFormat.TextBox.SetExprHost(Microsoft.ReportingServices.RdlExpressions.ExpressionHostObjectModel.ReportExprHost reportExprHost, Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportProcessing.OnDemandReportObjectModel.ObjectModelImpl reportObjectModel) Unknown
(see the attachment for the full stack trace)
I tried to create a simple ReportServices report in the VS itself and it displayed without errors.
I tried uninstalling older SSDT and Visual Studio versions and completely reinstalling the latest version, including switching from the "integrated shell" to VS 2015 Community and installing SSDT on top of that. I tried devenv.exe /resetuserdata too.
This didn't help at all.
The Tools -> Options -> BIDS Helper -> Version says SSDTBI2016 (13.0.1701.8) for Visual Studio 2015 was detected and doesn't display any errors. Other features not relying on the report viewer (such as smart diff and dimension health check) appear
to work fine.
I'm out of ideas at this point, other than reinstalling the system from scratch, and would greatly appreciate any pointers.
VS 2015 update 3 (Community; 14.0.25431.01), SSDT 16.5, BIDSHelper 2.0.1 (obtained from the VS Gallery), Windows 7 SP1