Crystal Reports in Visual Studio 2008

RakeshBhandari
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i have been using visual studio 2005 till now
in that, i used the built-in crystal reports extensively... which worked very well

now, i am developing a new application using visual studio 2008
i have heard somewhere that the built-in crystal reports in vs 2008 have many more options and features as compared to the built-in crystal reports of vs 2005

however, i did not find any new features upon installing the new visual studio

my question is... did i miss something, or do i have to install the stand-alone crystal reports software and then integrate the reports in my web application?

if i do have to install the stand-alone crystal reports software, then which version should i use for it to be compatible with visual studio 2008 and .net framework 3.5
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The version of Crystal included with VS2008 is slightly improved over the version in VS2005.

The version in VS2005 is CR 10.2.  The version in VS2008 is CR 10.5.

The latest stand-alone Crystal versions are XI (v11) and 2008 (v12).  These are the versions with many improvements/new features when compared to the VS versions.

According to this article from SAP/Crystal CR2008 is supported with VS2008.  
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/index?rid=/library/uuid/00225757-ab5c-2c10-c1a8-fb9f9f0f4ac2&overridelayout=true

According to this article CR XI is not supported in VS2008
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/index?rid=/library/uuid/907e6412-a7ac-2b10-23a8-f837fcc78a37

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