Skip to Content
Author's profile photo David Hilton

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 has launched! Now, where is everything?

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 launched in late November, but where are all the resources for the product? Like any software release the first few weeks can be a bit bumpy. It takes a while to organize all the resources and get them out the door, or even in the same place. Below is a list of our most popular content.

Where do I get Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010?

You can download the RTM version of Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 directly using this link. Before you start – I suggest you have a look at the Installation Guide, the Release Notes, and the Supported Platforms guide.

How do I get started with Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010

Your best bet is to start with the developer guide, paired with the API reference. The developer guide will take you through step by step getting start with the CR .NET SDK. It can guide you on what object model to use, common programming tasks, and deployment info. The API reference is handy if you want some more details about all the classes in the CR .NET SDK.

We’ve also released a developer guide and API reference for the RAS .NET SDK too. This is the first free version of Crystal Reports where you can now use the Report Creation API’s of RAS to manipulate your report definition.

All these guides are provided in .chm format.

How do I deploy the CR .NET Runtime to a customer’s desktop or a web server?

You have a few choices if you are done your project and ready to deploy your Windows or web application. Below are a few links to the RTM versions of deployment resources we have.

Not sure where to get started with deployment? I suggest looking at the developer guide for Crystal Reports .NET. There is a deployment section with lots of great info.

More Info?

All of this material is available on a resource page called SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio: Updates & Runtime Downloads on the SDN. We’ll be maintaining the resource page each time we release a new Support Pack so all the material you need related to Crystal Reports is in once spot.

Feel free to leave your feedback on this page. I’m curious to know what materials the community is looking for. We’ll do our best to provide the answers you need.

Follow me on Twitter if you like @davidhilton. Many of my posts will be about running, coffee, and my crazy dog – along with tidbits about Crystal Reports.

Assigned Tags

      7 Comments
      You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      The .chm files from your site seem corrupt. When opened, they on;y display an error page saying content not found. I need to have the Developer Reference help file so that I can get the deployment information. Please advise.
      Author's profile photo David Hilton
      David Hilton
      Blog Post Author
      This often occurs because the .chm file was downloaded from the Internet and the content is blocked. Right click the chm file and go into Properties. Look around and see if there is a way to unblock or trust the content. I don't remember the exact setting, but it was an obvious change when I saw it last.

      Hope that helps.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      If you right-click the .CHM file and select Properties, you should see down at the bottom underneath the Attributes section:

      Security: This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer.

      Next to that, you should see and "Unblock" button. Click Unblock, then click OK and re-open the CHM file. It should not work properly.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hello,

      We currently use the Crystal Reports 11 R2 designer. Should we continue to use it, or is it superceded by the Crystal Reports Embedded Designer in the Visual Studio 2010 IDE?

      Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Trying to install. Used the downloaded exe, also the .msi, and also the setup.exe methods. Always get the the same error.

      Files are copied, published, registered. Modules are "being registered", and I get...

      Error 2753  agent.exe.6ed..(verylongnumber)  is not marked for installation.

      Computer is new HP, with Intel Core i7 processor, running Win 7 Ultimate (64 bit).

      The error message closes the installation process. Any ideas? Or... can you refer me to someone who might be able to help.

      Yes.... Visual Studio 2010 is installed, and .net 4 is installed also.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I dug deeper into the logging file. The "Long Number" is everywhere (see below). So is "Agent.exe". However, this is where the problem appears:

      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:698]: Executing op: ActionStart(Name=InstallFinalize,,)
      Action 9:17:11: InstallFinalize.
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:713]: Executing op: CleanupTempFiles(TempFiles=C:\Windows\Installer\15c22e3.mst)
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:713]: Scheduling file 'C:\Windows\Installer\15c22e3.mst' for deletion during post-install cleanup (not post-reboot).
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:713]: Executing op: End(Checksum=0,ProgressTotalHDWord=0,ProgressTotalLDWord=282626736)
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:713]: User policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:713]: Machine policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
      Action 9:17:11: RollbackCleanup. Removing backup files
      Action 9:17:11: RollbackCleanup. Removing backup files
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:744]: Calling SRSetRestorePoint API. dwRestorePtType: 0, dwEventType: 103, llSequenceNumber: 77, szDescription: "".
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:744]: The call to SRSetRestorePoint API succeeded. Returned status: 0.
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:744]: Unlocking Server
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:760]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Deleting UpdateStarted property. Its current value is '1'.
      Action ended 9:17:11: InstallFinalize. Return value 1.
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:760]: Skipping action: Bootstrap.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705 (condition is false)
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:760]: Skipping action: Register.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705 (condition is false)
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:760]: Skipping action: Unregister.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705 (condition is false)
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:760]: Skipping action: RegisterPUNoVersion.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705 (condition is false)
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:760]: Doing action: RegisterNoVersion.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705
      Action 9:17:11: RegisterNoVersion.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705.
      Action start 9:17:11: RegisterNoVersion.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705.
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:760]: Note: 1: 2235 2:  3: ExtendedType 4: SELECT `Action`,`Type`,`Source`,`Target`, NULL, `ExtendedType` FROM `CustomAction` WHERE `Action` = 'RegisterNoVersion.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705'
      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:17:11:760]: Note: 1: 2753 2: agent.exe.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705

      Error 2753. The File "agent.exe.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705" is not marked for installation.

      MSI (s) (C4:DC) [09:18:11:718]: Product: SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio 2010 -- Error 2753. The File "agent.exe.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705" is not marked for installation.

      Action ended 9:18:11: RegisterNoVersion.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705. Return value 3.
      Action ended 9:18:11: INSTALL. Return value 3.
      Property(S): Manufacturer = SAP
      Property(S): ProductCode = {B2274141-F91E-4133-BF6F-B5AE6B007B1B}
      Property(S): ProductLanguage = 1033
      Property(S): ProductName = SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio 2010
      Property(S): ProductVersion = 13.0.0.99
      Property(S): UpgradeCode = {2F09ABBE-457D-4F57-B851-98707B619FB2}

      Author's profile photo David Hilton
      David Hilton
      Blog Post Author
      This was a reported issue on our forums. Have a look at the thread below. It has to do with some pre-installed software called Macrovision and FlexNet.

      I hope that helps.

      Crystal Reports for VS2010 Installation Error 2753