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Mar 03, 2017 at 08:41 PM

Cannot get CR 2016 working in Visual Studio Pro 2015

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I'm setting up a new development computer, and on that computer I've installed Visual Studio 2015.

I purchased CR 2016, downloaded and installed. I then downloaded CRRuntime_32bit_13_0_19.msi and installed it. It appears that the four references I used in the prior VS version are only located in C:\Windows\assembly:

C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine\13.0.2000.0__692fbea5521e1304\CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.dll

C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\CrystalDecisions.ReportSource\13.0.2000.0__692fbea5521e1304\CrystalDecisions.ReportSource.dll

C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\CrystalDecisions.Shared\13.0.2000.0__692fbea5521e1304\CrystalDecisions.Shared.dll

C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms\13.0.2000.0__692fbea5521e1304\CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms.dll

I went ahead and added them as references.

In my prior version of Visual Studio, I had a Crystal Reports menu option, but I don't have that now. When I double-click on my report in the VS Solution Explorer, I get a big empty screen with the message, "To add components to your class, drag them from the Toolbox and use the Properties window to set their properties. To create methods and events for your class, click here to switch to code view." When I switch to code view, I get the Public class for my report, looking like VB code -- I'm not seeing the CR designer.

When I attempt to run the report, I get the message, "CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.LoadSaveReportException: Unable to find the report in the manifest resources. Please build the project, and try again."

Any help in getting CR correctly installed would be appreciated.

Pete