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.
- Click Once
- Merge Modules (32 bit only. No 64 bit planned)
- MSI Redist Installer – 32 bit
- MSI Redist Installer – 64 bit
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.
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.
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