Recently I've received some emails asking me to show how
Crystal Reports can be displayed in WinForms. Specifically they were about
showing the report without having the login dialog display. Since most of the
articles I've written deal with ASP.NET web applications, and the examples are
for that, I thought this would be a good opportunity.
Windows Forms are just a little different than web
applications. Obviously keeping state for windows forms is much nicer than
keeping state for an ASP.NET web application. The downside, in my opinion is
deployment for WinForms. Each client needs to have the right .NET Framework
installed and the Crystal components. Web applications, rely on just installation
at the server level.