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How similar are the APIs for CR for VS and CR 2008?

Jul 27, 2017 at 11:10 AM


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I am wondering how much work would be involved in changing our program from using the older CR 2008 to the newer CR for VS? I'm talking about the actual progaramming APIs, perhaps some people might think of them as SDKs.


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Don Williams
Jul 27, 2017 at 08:41 PM

Hi Jonathan,

Depends, if your CR 2008 project was also using the Cr .NET Assemblies then all you need to do is close VS 2008.

Install VS 2010 -> 2015 ( SP 21 will support VS 2017 ). Cannot be Express versions.

Install CR for VS SP 20 from here:

Open your project in VS 201x and VS will simply update your assembly references to version 13. Rebuild your project and it should work.

Be aware CR for VS now has RAS ( InProc Report Application Server ) so you an now modify and even create reports form nothing now.


PS - Moved your post to CR for VS tag.

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