integrate crystal report and visaul studio

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I'm working with Visual Studio  2008 and it has the crystal report viewer of  version 10.5.57 basic business object component
Now I'm planning to buy Crystal Report 2008 visual advantage,
But wondering if the reports generated with it can be implemented with my current visual studio or not? I mean can I upgrade the CrystalReportViewer business component to be of version 12 ?
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Commented:
i don't think ,you need to upgrade your crystal version..i worked with XI&VS2008studio..10.5.57 should works the same
follow the link for basic report creation

http://www.beansoftware.com/ASP.NET-Tutorials/Using-Crystal-Reports.aspx
Yes, the libraries that Visual Studio 2008 will be updated to use those that come with CR2008.  When you drop a report or report viewer on to a form, you should see that the control is version 12.x instead of 10.x.

If you want, Business Objects has even released a "Visual Studio Integration Manager".  It will allow you to select specifically which version of visual studio uses which version of crystal reports.  It can be downloaded here:
https://smpdl.sap-ag.de/~sapidp/012002523100009817022008E/vs_integration_mgr.exe

If that link doesn't work, you can try their download page and search Crystal Reports/*/Utilities:
https://websmp230.sap-ag.de/sap%28bD1lbiZjPTAwMQ==%29/bc/bsp/spn/bobj_download/main.htm

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CR2008 when it first came out required an upgrade to work with  VS2008.  I suspect by now the version you get will have the update but just in case you may want to verify the version

You need Service pack 0
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/12986

mlmcc

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Dear mlmcc
would you mind giving me the link to dwonlad the Service Pack 0
thank you

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Dear Chuck
I have already installed the Crystal Report 2008 trial version and the Visaul Studio Integration Manager, but  when it runs the only option it gives me is the Crystal Report Basic 10.5 and no other one to chse from ?
what can I do ?
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Have you installed CR2008?
Check the version (HELP --> ABOUT CRYSTAL) against the link above.
I suspect CR2008 being shipped now is at least SP0.

You won't see the other options until you install CR2008 and you may have to browse to it.

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