Let’s look at how to open an SSRS RDL Report in Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2019.
First, download the Microsoft Reporting Services Project extension at:
We see this applies to Visual Studio 2017 and 2019:
You will see the file downloaded. Open it:
You will see:
Be sure to close any Visual Studio instances running. Click Install:
We can now create Report Server Projects in Visual Studio.
In Visual Studio 2017:
In Visual Studio 2019:
Once created, we see:
From here, we can add or create RDL reports: