This tutorial Provides information about how to Install Crystal Reports for Visual Studio. The Installation Procedure is same for all Versions of Visual Studio. The Versions of the Visual Studio supported are Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2015 & Visual Studio 2017.& Visual Studio 2019
All Editions of Visual Studio are supported by Crystal Reports. Crystal Reports are Free to use and distribute under visual studio
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What is Crystal Reports
Crystal Reports is a popular report generation tool. It allowed programmers to write reports from various data sources with a minimum amount of code.
Crystal Reports has been automatically installed as a part of Visual Basic. It was also included in Visual Studio up to the version Visual Studio 2008. It was removed from the Visual Studio 2010 and now available as a separate download.
SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio
Crystal Reports was renamed as SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio. You can download the Crystal report for Visual Studio from the following link
SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio is Free and you can download it and use it for your reporting requirements. You can download the latest edition from the following link.
|Visual Studio 2019, 2017,2015,2013,2012,2010||Developer Edition||Runtime 32 & 64|
You should always install the latest edition as it contains the crucial bug fixes & security updates.
|Service Pack 25||Visual Studio 2019, 2017,2015,2013,2012,2010||SP 25||32 Bit|
|Service Pack 24||Visual Studio 2017,|
|SP 24||32 Bit|
|Service Pack 23||Visual Studio 2017,|
|SP 23||32 Bit|
|Service Pack 22||Visual Studio 2017,|
|SP 22||32 Bit|
|Service Pack 21|
**Contains Breaking Changes
|Visual Studio 2017,|
|SP 21||32 Bit|
|Service Pack 20||Visual Studio 2015,|
|SP 20||32 Bit|
|Service Pack 19||Visual Studio 2015,|
|SP 19||32 Bit|
|Service Pack 18||Visual Studio 2015,|
|SP 18||32 Bit|
How to Install Crystal Reports for Visual Studio
Login to your PC with administrator permissions and download the file from the above link. Once the download is finished, go to the download location and double-click on the downloaded file.
Installation starts with unzipping of the installer
You will be taken to the language selection page. Choose the correct language and click on ok
You will see the welcome screen as shown below. Click on Next to continue
This will take you to the License agreement. Choose I Accept the license agreement and click on next
This will take you to start installation screen. Click Next to Continue
The installation begins and it will take several minutes to finish. At the end, you see the following screen. If you want to install the runtime choose Yes, Install 64-bit runtime ( or 32 bit depending on your PC). Click on Finish
If you selected Install 64-bit runtime, then the installation of the runtime will start and it will take some time to finish.
Once the installation is complete restart your PC. Open the Visual Studio and start creating the great reports using Crystal Reports. You can read our tutorial on how to create crystal reports from the following links
- How to Create Crystal Report using Visual Studio
- How to Create Crystal Reports in ASP.NET Webforms
- How to Create Crystal Report using ASP.NET MVC
Crystal Report Runtime
The application created using crystal report needs crystal report runtime on the target machine (Client machine). You can refer to this tutorial on how to download and install crystal report runtime