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Upgrade Visual Studio (Basic) .net and Crystal reports

I have a large program written using Visual Studio 2005 (Basic) and Crystal reports.

I want to update the program to the most recent stable version of Visual studio and Crystal reports. If I Install Visual Studio 2013 and Crystal Reports on the same development machine as my Visual Studio 2005 and, Will the 2 installations play nice together?

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    Jan 13, 2015 at 02:32 PM

    A couple of things:

    1.  The SDK is no longer provided with the install of Crystal Reports 2011 or 2013.  Instead, you have to download it from here:  SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio: Updates & Runtime Downloads.  You'll download and install the latest version of the "Install Executable" to get the integration into Visual Studio.  The other installs are runtime only and you will select one of them to use to deploy your application.

    2.  Unfortunately, the new Crystal SDK does not play well when earlier versions of the SDK are installed on the same machine.  So, you'll need to either set up a VM with VS 2013 and the new SDK or uninstall the old SDK from your computer in order to work with the new version of the SDK.

    3.  However, you can have multiple versions of Crystal Reports itself installed (with the exception that 2013 is just an upgrade of 2011, so you can have one or the other but not both of those.)

    4.  Your actual reports (.rpt files) should not have to be upgraded to Crystal 2013 - the should work as-is.


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