Introducing the Crystal Reports Visual Studio 2010 WPF viewer
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Published: 28 Sep 2010
Abstract
SAP/Crystal Reports is introducing the new free WPF viewer to use Crystal reports with Visual Studio. In this article, Eric tells us what's new with this new tool. After a short introduction, he examines the new features of the API and the installation process. He also provides a detailed coverage of the creation of a new Reporting Application with the WPF viewer with the help of relevant screenshots.
by Eric Landes
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Introduction

Crystal reports (CR), a long-time Visual Studio add-in staple, is not included out of the box with VS 2010 this time.  Traditionally CR has been the reporting tool of choice included with VS.  While the Crystal Report engine is not included with VS 2010, there is still a CR template included.  This template stubs your project as a Crystal Reports project.  You can then obtain the new CR for VS 2010 report engine by downloading it free of charge from the SAP website. Currently that link is here

This download includes a new WPF viewer for Windows Forms, which has some nifty new features.  There are also some performance gains when using this. 


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