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Incorporating Reports into Applications

Visual Studio .NET 2003

This section explains how to create an application that hosts a report.

In Visual Studio .NET, you can create a new Crystal report, or add an existing Crystal report to a project. You can keep the report on a local machine, or publish it as a Web Service on a Web server. Depending on whether you are developing a Windows or Web application, you first bind the report with either the Windows Forms Viewer or the Web Forms Viewer; then you build the application. Users can run the Windows application on a Windows platform, or deploy the Web application on a client browser to view your Crystal report.

The Web Forms Viewer and the Windows Forms Viewer each provides a set of properties, methods, and events. You may initialize either viewer's properties at design time or set them at runtime.

In This Section

Reports in Web Applications
Explains how to create a Web application that hosts a report. Find out how to adjust the properties of the Web Forms Viewer and learn about the best ways to bind a report to the Web Forms Viewer.
Reports in Windows Applications
Explains how to create a Windows application that hosts a report. Find out how to adjust the properties of the Windows Forms Viewer and learn about the best ways to bind a report to the Windows Forms Viewer.
Reports as Web Services
Explains how to create a Report Web Service and run it in an application.
Special Considerations for C++ Projects
Describes major differences between incorporating reports into Visual Basic or C# projects, and incorporating reports into C++ projects.

Related Sections

Overview: Adding Reports to Applications
Lists the key steps involved in adding reporting capabilities to your application.
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