Application #26. Use Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports is the standard reporting tool for Visual Studio .NET. It has enjoyed a long relationship with Microsoft, having shipped with Visual Basic since 1993. Crystal Reports .NET is the latest version. It was reengineered to take advantage of the .NET Framework and is a generational leap over preceding versions. This version is also not available as a standalone product. Rather, for the first time it has been fully integrated with the Visual Studio IDE.

With Crystal Reports, you have an integrated component that allows you to create a limitless number of professional-looking, custom reports that pull from a variety of data sources. You can then host these reports inside a Web or Windows application, ...

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