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 28
Version 13.0.28
Visual Studio 2019, 2017,2015,2013,2012,2010 SP 2832 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 27
Version 13.0.27
Visual Studio 2019, 2017,2015,2013,2012,2010 SP 2732 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 26
Version 13.0.26
Visual Studio 2019, 2017,2015,2013,2012,2010 SP 2632 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 25
Version 13.0.25
Visual Studio 2019, 2017,2015,2013,2012,2010 SP 2532 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 24
Version 13.0.24
Visual Studio 2017,
2015,2013,2012,2010
SP 2432 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 23
Version 13.0.23
Visual Studio 2017,
2015,2013,2012,2010
SP 2332 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 22
Version 13.0.22
Visual Studio 2017,
2015,2013,2012,2010
SP 2232 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 21
Version 13.0.21

**Contains Breaking Changes
Visual Studio 2017,
2015,2013,2012,2010
SP 2132 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 20
Version 13.0.20
Visual Studio 2015,
2013,2012,2010
SP 20 32 Bit

64 Bit
Service Pack 19
Version 13.0.19
Visual Studio 2015,
2013,2012,2010
SP 19 32 Bit
64 Bit
Service Pack 18
Version 13.0.18
Visual Studio 2015,
2013,2012,2010
SP 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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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
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    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

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

  1. Dear All, I’m using VS2015 and I’m able to design Crystal Reports. But I do not have the function / properties to include e.g. Trend lines …
    Anyone a suggestion what I missed
    Thanks!

  2. Working on a Windows 10 OS system with Visual Studio 2017. Application is using the runtime Version 13.0.20 (assembly 13.0.2000.0). I’ve installen the latest version of ‘Crystal Reports for Visual Studio’ version 13.0.28.

    I’m trying to open a .rpt file in my application inside Visual Studio 2017.
    This results in gettting a multiple line binary codes. Like multiple lines of: ‘0000170 FF FF FF FF FF . . . . . ‘

    Any ideas how I can open/edit the .rpt file within my setup? I’m trying to look for a older installer for the ‘crystal reports for VS’ but can’t find any.

    Thanks in advance!

  3. 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?

  4. 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)

  5. I got error .. Could not assembly load ‘crystaldeciaions. Reportappserver. CommLayer’

    Please suggest for this error.

      1. 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
        Incident ID: 45de14de-b9ed-46b1-bc37-7b4befa816a7

  6. Hello,
    i installed the SP21 in VS 2015 Enterprise .It installed sucessfully without showing any error .But not showing in Report Tab (Tried SP15 and 16 also but same effect)

    1. Uninstall all previous editions of crystal reports and try to reinstall. Also, remember SP21 has some breaking changes. Try SP20 and let me know

  7. 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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