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Jun 14, 2016 at 08:36 PM

Does CR for Visual Studio work with VS 2015 Community Edition?

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I am trying to create a super basic report and have it show up in my VB.Net web application. No matter what I try the report itself never shows up when I run the site. I can preview the report in design mode and it looks great.

I've gone to SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio: Updates & Runtime Downloads and have run the Install Executable for Service Pack 16.

I've gone to Google and followed every link I can find on setting up a simple report in a Visual Basic.Net Web Application (converting from C# where necessary) (A few samples):

http://tektutorialshub.com/how-to-create-crystal-report-using-visual-studio/

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/rahul4_saxena/create-crystal-report-in-Asp-Net/

Crystal Report ASP.Net Example using DataSet or DataTable in C# VB.Net and Visual Studio 2010

There isn't a lot for VS 2015 Community edition, so I tried the tutorials for older versions just in case.

I've made sure the proper items show up in the Web.Config file:

http://tektutorialshub.com/crystal-report-shows-a-blank-page/

I've tried adding a DataTable to the project and set the report source to that.

I've tried have the report connect directly to my local SQL instance itself.

I've tried creating a new Crystal Reports Web Site using the Template it installed in Visual Studio.

No matter what I try my web browser window remains blank, so my only conclusion now is maybe I need an older version of the runtime, or maybe this just doesn't work with the Community Edition of VS.

Can someone help me figure out where I might be going wrong? It seems like adding a super simple Crystal Report to a site should be as simple as adding it and following the setup wizard.