Compile against CR2008 without having it installed?
Posted on 2010-08-24
We are using Crystal Reports 2008 (version 12) to design reports on our Report Designer system. On our Build system, we have a front end coded in VB.NET (VS2008) that references Crystal Reports assemblies for constructing parameter objects and loading the CrystalReportViewer control. However, we cannot compile the front end on our Build system. Will installing the CR2008 runtime package on our Build system be sufficient to compile our front end with the proper CR2008 (version 12) assembly references, or do we need to buy and install a licensed copy of CR2008 on the Build system in order to compile our front end?
Note: We do not want to use the Crystal Reports Basic version bundled with VS2008.