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What are my options for creating reports in C#? I am using VS 2013 ultimate.
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Using windows. So there is no report writing in VS? My preference would be Crystal Reports as some of the reports are created using CR.
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CR used to be installed with Visual Studio but since it was bought by SAP, it is no more the case. CR still works with VS but it is not installed at the same time. Also, you have to wait 6-12 months to have the CR designer works into the VS IDE (still not working for VS 2013).
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Thanx Eric, would have been nice to know before we started down the road of 2013. What about version 2010, 2012? Do these versions support CR and how do I go about installing CR?
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2010 and 2012 have versions working in the designer.

I have a client with reports built with CR. The reports are in a project which I open using VS2010 and the application itself is in VS2013. The viewer works correctly with the latest versions.

to download the free version check http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-35074
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We are not so far down the road that we could switch from 2013 to 2012 or 2010.  If we switch to 2010 or 2012 would the project convert to 2013 when the time comes? I am thinking of restarting our project in 2012 or 2010. Given the choice which one would you use? Keeping in mind I still need CR for report design?


So with your client you use 2010 to open and design the reports and the viewer in 2013 will open them?
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No.

I have 2 distinct solutions:

I use VS2010 to edit a projects containing all my reports. This is only to use the CR editor.

My application is in VS2013. One of the form of this application has the CR report viewer to open the reports of the other solution and it is working correctly.
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Oh OK that's good to know.

I think I am going to restart in 2012 or 2010 because we haven't gone done the road that far with an eye on upgrading to 2013 in the future.

But if I can just ask then how does the licencing of CR work now. If I go with 2010 or 2012?
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is your application a Windows Forms app?

check http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317789/en-us
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Thank you very much
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