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.
All Editions of Visual Studio are supported by Crystal Reports. Crystal Reports are Free to use and distribute under visual studio
Table of Contents
- What is Crystal Reports
- How to Install Crystal Reports for Visual Studio
What is Crystal Reports
Crystal Reports is a popular report generation tool. It allowed programmers to write reports from various data sources with the 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 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
Latest Download Link
This is the latest Version of SAP Crystal Reports for Visual studio. It Works on Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013 & Visual Studio 2015
SAP Crystal Reports for Visual studio is Free and you can download it and use it for your reporting requirements.
Older Versions of Crystal Reports
- SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio (v 184.108.40.2066) Support Pack 19
- SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio (v 220.127.116.116) Support Pack 18
- SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio (v 18.104.22.1686) Support Pack 17
- SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio (v 22.214.171.1240) Support Pack 16
- SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio (v 126.96.36.1990) Support Pack 15
- SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio (v.188.8.131.520) Support Pack 14
- SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio (v.184.108.40.2067) Support Pack 13
- SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio ((v.220.127.116.114)) Support Pack 12
Visual Studio Editions and corresponding Crystal Reports Version
Visual Studio 2010 (VS 2010)
You can download any of them. All releases are compatible with the VS 2010.
Visual Studio 2012 (VS 2012)
You can install SP 7 or higher.
Visual Studio 2013 (VS 2013)
Any version above the SP 9 is allowed
Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015)
Minimum supported version is SP 16 or above. Lower versions are not compatible
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