Download Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2015 & 2017

The Crystal Reports for Visual Studio is now known as Crystal Reports Developer Edition for Visual Studio. It is also known as CR for VS (CrforVs). Crystal Reports currently supports Visual Studio 2019, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2010. Prior to Visual Studio 2010, the Crystal Reports were Installed along with Visual Studio.

Starting from Visual Studio 2010, the Crystal Reports are no longer installed with Visual Studio. Crystal Reports for Visual Studio must be downloaded and installed separately from the SAP Crystal Reports website. The Sap Crystal Reports is free to use and download.

Crystal Reports For Visual Studio

To Create and develop Dot Net application with crystal reports, you need to install Crystal Reports Developer Edition for Visual Studio. To distribute the application to the client or as a web server, you need to install the Crystal Reports runtime.

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Download

You can either go to the official page or download using the direct download link.

Crystal Reports Direct Download Link

Crystal Reports
Version
Supported
IDE
Developer
Edition
Download
Runtime
Download
Service Pack 30VS 2019 to VS 2010 SP 3032 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 29VS 2019 to VS 2010 SP 2932 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 28
Version 13.0.28
VS 2019 to VS 2010 SP 2832 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 27
Version 13.0.27
VS 2019 to VS 2010 SP 2732 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 26
Version 13.0.26
VS 2019 to VS 2010 SP 2632 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 25
Version 13.0.25
VS 2019 to VS 2010 SP 2532 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 24
Version 13.0.24
VS 2017 to VS 2010 SP 2432 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 23
Version 13.0.23
VS 2017 to VS 2010 SP 2332 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 22
Version 13.0.22
VS 2017 to VS 2010 SP 2232 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 21
Version 13.0.21

**Contains Breaking Changes
VS 2017 to VS 2010 SP 2132 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 20
Version 13.0.20
VS 2015 to VS 2010SP 20 32 Bit

64 Bit
Service Pack 19
Version 13.0.19
VS 2015 to VS 2010SP 19 32 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 18
Version 13.0.18
VS 2015 to VS 2010SP 18 32 Bit
64 Bit

Download from official Page

You can download the latest edition of crystal reports from the official site. Just click on the following link. The latest version available is SP27 and it runs on all editions of visual studio starting from Visual Studio 2015 up to 2019.

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Crystal Reports Latest Edition download

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Download latest version of Crystal Reports from the links as shown below

Download Link for Crystal Reports

Installation Notes

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2017

Crystal Reports Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2017 is released by SAP on 01.09.2017.  The Service Pack Version that supports Visual Studio 2017 is 21. The Crystal Reports supports all editions of Visual Studio including the Visual Studio Community Edition.

  1. Install Windows Update KB2999226 before proceeding with the install
  2. Use “Run as Administrator” to install the setup
  3. CR has changed the Version No of Assemblies. The Old Version is 13.0.2000.0. The New Version is 13.0.3500.0. You need to open all your projects, Remove the old reference and add the new references. Then build the application
  4. If you do not want to remove the reference, then you need to add the following to app.config/web.config.
  5. Crystal Reports now uses the Net Framework 4.0.  The old versions used Net Framework 2.0/3.5.  Now you can get rid of <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy=”true”> from the app.config
  6. Disclaimer: I have not tested any of the above points. If you have any issues, feel free to comment below.

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2015

SAP Crystal Reports supports Visual Studio 2015 since the version developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio – Service Pack 16.  Service Pack 16 was released on 1st February 2016.  It contains several bug fixes and enhancements.

  1. You need to install Framework 3.5. The Windows 10 OS does not install the 3.5 frameworks. You can do it by selecting  “Turn Windows feature on or off” and choose both options
  2. Add <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy=”true”> in app.config/web.config file

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2013

Support for Visual Studio 2013 was added in the Service Pack 9

  1. You need to install Framework 3.5. The Windows 10 OS does not install the 3.5 frameworks. You can do it by selecting  “Turn Windows feature on or off” and choose both options
  2. Add <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy=”true”> in app.config/web.config file

How to Install Crystal Reports for Visual Studio

Installing is a very simple process. Download the installer and execute it. You will are taken through the step by step process. You can also refer to the Tutorial below if you find any issues while installing it.

  1. Click on How to install Crystal Reports for Visual Studio
  2. Click on How to install Crystal Reports runtime for Visual Studio

List of Changes Crystal Reports For Visual Studio

Crystal Report How-to Guides

  1. How to Create Crystal Report using Visual Studio
    L
    earn how to create Crystal Reports using windows forms
  2. How to Create Crystal Reports in ASP.NET Webforms
    This step by step tutorial takes you through the process of creating Crystal reports using ASP.NET Webforms
  3. How to Create Crystal Report using ASP.NET MVC
    This Tutorial explains how to Create Crystal Reports Using ASP.NET MVC and ADO.NET Entity Model
  4. Crystal Reports Developer Guide & Tutorials

25 thoughts on “Download Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2015 & 2017”

  1. hello
    help me Please how fix blow error:
    System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘CrystalDecisions.Shared.SharedUtils’ threw an exception. —> System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly ‘log4net, Version=1.2.10.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
    at CrystalDecisions.Shared.SharedUtils..cctor()

    1. Uninstall all versions of Crystal Reports

      Install the correct version of Crystal Reports Runtime. If your app is 32 bit (not OS), then install 32bit version of runtime. else 64 bit version

  2. Nguyễn Trọng Học

    Could not load file or assembly ‘CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Design, Version=13.0.3500.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

  3. Hi, I have vs2015 and vs2017 installed. And the crystal report version in web.config is 13.0.3500.0 but the web is hosted where the crystal report is 13.0.2000.0. I already try sp20 which states 13.0.20. I also have use useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy in web.config.. What should I do. Please help

  4. Hi sir,
    I am using vs 2013 for window form and is taking default crystal report ref i.e (13.0.35.0).it is working fine at developer end. but I run at user end , error show: “could not load file assembly “Crystal.decisions.window.form version 13.0.3500.0.
    How can i get runtime for the same version. or How can resolve? Please advise.

    Thanks

    1. Goto to add remove program and find out the crystal reports version installed. Do not go by the DLL Version

      Install the corresponding runtime DLL in the Client PC.

      The 32 bit/64 Bit depends on the bitness of your application and not that of your OS.

  5. I have installed or updated the below CrystalReport packages from Package Manager console for my existing VB.Net application with crystal reports(Using 4.8 .Net Framework).
    1. CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine
    2. CrystalDecisions.Reportsource
    3. CrystalDecisions.Shared
    4. CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms
    5. CrystalDecisions.Web

    But still i am not able to view the Crystal Report design. Should i miss something. Please do the needful.

  6. Hello, can i use Crystal Report .NET Framework 2.0 in Visual Studio 2017? If it can, how to download the Crystal Report .NET Framework 2.0?

  7. Using Windows 7 SP1 64bit.
    Installed Net Framework 4.5. Crystal Reports runtime Service Pack 27. VC 2015 C++ Redistributable.
    Getting error “System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: ‘Void System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.StructureToPtr(!!0, IntPtr, Boolean)’.at CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.DataSetConversion.DataSetConverter.Wrap(Object dataset, CrdbAdoPlusDelegate& adoPlusDelegate)”

      1. i installed .Net framework 4.6 in windows 7 64 bit and Crystal reports working now. But our project is in .Net framework 4.5. should i use crystal report SP20 or below SP27 or below SP25 for .Net framework 4.5 compatibility.
        Please suggest, your suggestion will be really helpful.

      2. .NET framework 4.5 & 4.6 are compatible. Hence there is no issue.

        But it is always advisable to upgrade to the latest version .i.e. 4.8. & crystal Reports to SP28 (i just posted the download link)

  8. link need login
    User ID cannot be determined
    To use the software download application, you need to have a valid S-user ID associated with your account. This can be generated by a user administrator in your company. An administrator can also assign the required Download Software authorization to the ID. If you don’t know your user administrators, contact your local SAP Support Center
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  9. Uninstall all previous editions of crystal reports and try to reinstall. Also, remember SP21 has some breaking changes. Try SP20 and let me know

  10. hello

    I want to develop crystal report in dot net core 2 application, bu I got errors at run time since CR SP 21 works fine with dot net 4.

    Please any idea to solve that.

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