Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 (64 Bit) – Don’t Rush Till Nov’10

While Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010, which is terrific compared to earlier versions, Crystal Reports got it’s Free Edition for VS2010 as well. But now it’s a separate download from SAP Business Objects site.
That’s not the intention of this post at all. I wanted to caution all Consultants/Developers who are planning to develop applications on VS2010 platform along with Crystal Reports.
Read this post before you plan for 64 Bit Crystal Reports based Apps using VS2010: Update on the CR for VS 2010 Release
I would recommend the following specs for such Apps:
1. Visual Studio 2008
2. Crystal Reports Basic for VS2008 (Including SP1)
3. Crystal Reports .NET Redistributable Runtime 64 Bit
For GP Consultants, we have a product already from Flex-Solutions, GP Report Viewer, which does exactly what we require.
I got a Trial Fully Functional license from Flex-Solutions and running short of time for my evaluation. I am still going on with my evaluation on all aspects which I currently require, as and when I get some time.
So far, such a great product and excellent work by Flex-Solutions team. I would recommend to anyone who need hassle-free Crystal Reports substitute for GP Documents.

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