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confused about crystal reports with .NET 2.0 and C#[need basicadvice]

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hi,

I'm an MCP(70-536) so i know C# pretty well, the last app i made i had
to resort to using a hideously confusing design to print reports,
charts etc, and eventually it didn't work out well. So i'm guessing
crystal reports is the thing. However I haven't found any good
*light,quick* book and I'm not quite sure i can use crystall reports
with C#?? I have it installed with VS08 pro?

So instead could someone direct me to an article or a small quick book
and maybe some documentation and what I need to get just get started
quick, basically I'm in a big hurry to learn this for my next app and
I don't have much time.

Thanks so much
Gideon
Jun 27 '08 #1
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Take a look at Developer Express. The reporting is great - plus, it does
not rely on any COM objects - it's all C#

"giddy" <gi*******@gmail.comwrote in message
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hi,

I'm an MCP(70-536) so i know C# pretty well, the last app i made i had
to resort to using a hideously confusing design to print reports,
charts etc, and eventually it didn't work out well. So i'm guessing
crystal reports is the thing. However I haven't found any good
*light,quick* book and I'm not quite sure i can use crystall reports
with C#?? I have it installed with VS08 pro?

So instead could someone direct me to an article or a small quick book
and maybe some documentation and what I need to get just get started
quick, basically I'm in a big hurry to learn this for my next app and
I don't have much time.

Thanks so much
Gideon

Jun 27 '08 #2

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hi,

Thanks so much for your replies.
Ok, didn't know there were so many reporters availiable.

Back quite some time ago, to impress people at work i tried writing my
own classes to handle printing automatically and it drove me insane, I
just need something that will allow me to print to the printer bills,
invoices, etc from a Win forms app which uses an access database. The
data is usually just tabular and something a pie chart or graph.

Jim, is this what you were talking about??
http://demos.devexpress.com/XtraRepo...ideBySide.aspx

Is there something simpler, where I don't need much (or anything) on
the client machine. Also, I really hate VB.NET! i would really like it
if was thoroughly integrated into C#, like i could just send data to
it, and would like if i could directly connect it to query my database
and display a report.

Also i saw this:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...spx#report0702

Is that only for web apps, if it is'nt then could anyone point me to a
good article or something?

Thanks so much
Gideon
Jun 27 '08 #3

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