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  • Hi,

            In VB 2017 there is no support in Crystal Reports. How can I create reports in VB 2017 ?

    Sunday, December 22, 2019 5:31 PM

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  • Hello,

    There is the RDLC Report Designer.

    Getting started. There are tutorials on YouTube

    And some lessons

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    Sunday, December 22, 2019 7:25 PM
  • Hi,

    The following are steps to add Report Viewer control in vs2017:

    1. Click "Tools"-> "Extensions and Updates".

    2. Enter rdlc in the search window of the new window and search. After finding ReportDesigner in the results and installing it, you can use ReportViewer to open the .rdlc file after installation.

    After downloading the control, close vs2017, the system automatically loads and installs the Report Viewer control. After the control is installed, open vs2017 and add it. The steps are as follows:

    1. Select "Tools" -> "Nuget Package Manager" -> "Package Manager Console".

    2.Execute command: Install-Package Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportViewerControl.WinForms -Pre

    3.Right-click in the toolbox and select "Choose Items"(Right click anywhere).

    4.Select "Browse" in the .net framework build tab.

    5.In the project root directory
    "\ Packages \ Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportViewerControl.Winforms.140.340.80 \ lib \ net40"
    Select "Microsoft.ReportViewer.WinForms.dll".

    Then you can find Report Viewer control in the toolbox.

    About how to use it, the following link will show you some demos.

    Hope it be helpful.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, December 23, 2019 6:12 AM