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Need help getting started. "Hello World"

Could someone help me get up and running with a simple "Hello World" app please. I'm having problems getting started because of a bunch of reasons.

I started off by downloading and installing "CRRuntime_64bit_13_0_1.msi". <- Is this correct?

Then I downloaded the API and Developer guides.

The Developer Guide starts me off with a simple VS 2010 app where I must right click and add a new CrystalReport item, then it opens up a web page because it's being used the first time etc... The guide instructs me to download the "Update Service". I don't know which of the listed downloads this is.

Several other issues from the guide are:

1) "From the Crystal Reports menu, click Check for Updates." <- No Crystal Reports menu in VS 2010. Should it be there?

2) "From the Toolbox, open the Reporting node to locate the CrystalReportViewer control." <- I cannot find this component.

All the above makes me think that Crystal is not installed, but when installing again it says it is already installed.

Our situation is as follows...

We have a collection of Crystal Reports designed in Crystal Reports 9 (and 11) - used by one of our existing projects.

(We do not need a new Crystal Report Designer.)

We'd like to call/show these same reports from a VS 2010 (C#) , Silverlight, WCF platform using the latest free Crystal package available on this site.

If I can just get a simple c# Forms app going with a proof of concept then that should be enough to get me going.

Any help would be appreciated.

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    Posted on Sep 02, 2011 at 02:30 PM

    Moved to SDK forum

    Go to this page: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/crystalreports-dotnet

    Bottom of the page is all of the info for CR for VS 2010. First you need to install the plug-in package onto your developer PC that has VS 2010 installed. Installing just the runtime is not enough.

    Then when you create your project set it to 4.0 full framework and either x86 or x64, not AnyCPU.

    Then search here, lot of info....

    Don

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    Posted on Sep 02, 2011 at 01:28 PM

    You need to start with

    .NET SDK Application Development

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    Posted on Sep 06, 2011 at 08:59 AM

    I'm up and running. Thanks everyone!

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