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C# Report Writing Tool

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I am beginning to learn C#. Are there any report writers to use with C# ?

I imagine Crystal Reports would be one.
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There are two options with Visual Studio.NET:  Crystal Reports and Microsoft Reporting.  These are both available for you to add from the Add New Item dialog.

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Jorge PaulinoIT Pro/Developer
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If you choose Microsoft Reporting you can get allot of information in http://www.gotreportviewer.com/
NOTE: This report tools are not available in Express version of Visual Studio
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Personally, I would lean toward Microsoft Reporting, since Crystal Reports is still wrapped around the COM/ActiveX axle, and really can be a pain in my ass!!  Microsoft Reporting is compatible with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).  The report definitions are an open-format XML file.  Reporting uses .rdlc files, and SSRS uses .rdl files.
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Same opinion Bob,

It also don't give you problems in deployment (since you don't have to install runtime files) and it's quicker to load the reports (Crystal takes allot of time to load the runtime files in the first report load).

The expression editor in 2008 also have intellissence and it uses vb formulas.
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