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The purpose of this document is to provide a quick look-up of all Support Packs, Fixed Issues and downloads available for “SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio” (SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio).


Refer to the table below for details on compatibility between versions of Visual Studio and Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Support Packs.

Version of Visual Studio

Compatible Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Support Pack

VS 2010

All support packs

VS 2012

SP 7 and higher

VS 2013

SP 9 and higher

VS 2015C


VS 2015

SP15 and higher

VS 2017

SP21 and higher

VS 2019

SP25 and higher (note: some issues reported with embedded Report Designer)

VS 2019

SP 26 and higher (note: above issues resolved)

VS 2022

SP32 and higher (note: option of 64 bit installer for VS 2022 only)

Important Links:

Important General Notes:

  • If you have an issue in Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, you must test it with the latest Support Pack release. Any fixes would be released in a future Support Pack.
  • SAP Crystal Reports, Developer Version for Visual Studio .NET does NOT support Express Editions of any version of Visual Studio
  • As of SP 29 we now register the Assemblies into GAC using this folder: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly
    • Previous versions were placed in this folder: C:\Windows\assembly

Support Packs, Fixed Issues and Distribution File downloads


Download the most recent Support Pack for Crystal Reports for Visual Studio here: SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio.

For all available Support Pack downloads, please visit this software downloads page.

The installation guide can be found on the help portal page: SAP Crystal Reports, Developer Version for Microsoft Visual Studio. You can choose specific support packs by clicking the blue dropdown arrow at the top.

Please follow . As mentioned there, you must right click the Install Executable and select “Run as Administrator”.


  • If you are using any third party applications (ie OEM) that use the SDK package Please check with the makers of the software and ask if they have tested with the version you are downloading. If they do not support it at this time do not install the package on your PC, it could break their application.
  • Installing the MSI will not fully integrate Crystal Reports into VS. MSI files by definition are for runtime distribution only. Do not run the MSI's on your Development PC, where VS is installed, not required.

Support Pack Details

The list below links to or describes the important changes in each Support Pack, up to SP 19.

Note: SP 21 and 26 had important updates that, like other support packs, apply to support packs after them.

Support Pack

Link/Description of New Fixed Issues

SP 34

Fixed Issues

SP 33

Fixed Issues

SP 32

Fixed Issues

SP 31

Fixed Issues

SP 30

Fixed Issues

SP 29

  1. Windows 10 2004 support
  2. VS 2019 Update 7 support
  3. HANA 2.0 SP05 support

Fixed issue -  2947850 - Exporting HTML wrapped in text causes Crystal Reports Designer 2016+ and .NET CR for VS SP 27 CR Viewer to crash when exporting to txt format

As of SP 29 we now register the Assemblies into GAC using this folder:


Previous versions were placed in this folder:


SP 28

Fixed Issues

SP 27

Fixed Issues

  1.  Win10 1909
  2.  SQL Server 2019
  3.  Browser updates (Latest Chrome)

Please note, SP27 “Web Service / XML Data Driver” will be uploaded later, once a known issue is ­­­solved.
Please note, SP27 will not be uploaded to the old Akamai site.

Only 1 public fixed issue - 2889303 - Crystal Reports for Visual Studio SP 26 - Next Page causes Optional Parameter to prompt for value

SP 26

Fixed Issues

  1. .NET Framework 3.5.1 is no longer supported, we’d recommend to use .NET Framework 4.5.2.
  2. Assembly version of CR .NET and RAS .NET upgrade from 13.0.3500.0 to 13.0.4000.0, user should load their project in VS to migrate the references.
    1. FlashControlV71 had been removed and replaced by AxShockwaveFlashObjects and ShockwaveFlashObjects; they’re NOT required to add as reference in project, will be called by CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms on runtime automatically.
  3. There will be problem if application built with .NET Framework 4.0 as target framework and printed to Microsoft XPS Document Writer via ReportDocument.PrintToPrinter API (the same in Winform/WPF Viewer print).
    1. Support for .NET Framework 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 ended on January 12, 2016 per Microsoft
    2. To solve this problem, user should target their project to .NET Framework 4.5.2 or above and re-build it.
  4. If end-user use in-place upgrading from SP25 or previous version, after upgrading, they must repair the installation in Control Panel/Programs. Otherwise, the ADO.Net database connection will NOT work.
  5. The prerequisites Microsoft_VC120_CRT_x86.msm, Microsoft_VC140_CRT_x86.msm and Microsoft_VC140_MFC_x86.msm should be added when using CR Runtime Merge Modules, or used vcredist_x86.exe from Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015.
  6. Microsoft Windows Update KB2999226 is still required for all OS before the Windows 10/Windows Server 2016.

SP 25

Fixed Issues

SP 24

SP 23

Fixed Issues

SP 22

Fixed Issues

SP 21

Fixed Issues

·       In-place upgrades are no longer supported. Older version of Crystal Reports for Visual Studio must be removed before installing the new version.

·       See KBA for more info -  For Installation issues PLEASE see this KBA -  2536330 - In-place (FlexNet), MSI and Merge Modules upgrade from Crystal Reports for Visual Studio SP xx to SP 21 does not work

·       For more info search for this Kbase article:

·       For reports using the ADO.Net DB connection, in previous SP's, you could only work under .Net Framework 2.0/3.5, so using <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true"> in app.config is required. Now in SP21 and above, ADO.Net is only supported on .Net Framework 3.5 or above and you can remove the tag.

SP 20

  1. HANA 2.0 SPS01
  2. Addressed 5+ customer Incidents. 

SP 19

  1. Windows Server 2016
  2. IIS 10 on Windows Server 2016
  3. Addressed over 10 customer Incidents.


Important Notes:

  • Please refer to Knowledge Base article 2007224 for more info on configuring WEB Applications in Visual Studio 2013.
  • Manual deployment of crdb_xml drivers requires an installed JVM
    • 1871962 – How To manually deploy Service Pack 6, and above, crdb_XML data source driver for Crystal Reports Developer for Visual Studio
    • Note: Clickonce32/64 is managed by the xml file for which one is installed.
    • 1534388– CRVS2010 – Creating Click Once deployment
    • Note: Click Once “Homesite” is to tell your installer to go here for the runtime.

Related Content

Related Documents

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Licensing

Getting started and moving ahead with Crystal Reports .NET applications

See this Blog for instructions upgrading your existing project to the latest SP

See this blog on how to use CR 2020 Export to XLXS page formats:

How to use the new CR 2020 export to Microsoft Excel(XLXS) in Visual Studio .NET code  (new)


Printing Crystal Reports in .NET

SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Installation Guide ( SP 21 and above)

Related Notes

1544708 – What are the runtime dependencies for CRVS2010?

1531409 – How to deploy the CRVS2010 runtime when using merge modules?

1606608  – Where is the SDK for VS .NET in Crystal Reports 2011?

1606663  – Does Crystal Reports SDK for VS .NET work with Delphi Prism?

1606621  – What .NET frameworks does CRVS2010 support?

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  1. If you have questions/issues please post to forums, do not tag to this download page:

    See this link for more info.

    Just install the MSI's, it won't have the CR Basic Designer integrated into VS ot new project templates but you can still create new applications.

    Be sure to add CR references from the GAC, do not browse to the dll's, use the References and Extensions to add them.

    Thank you

  2. So I hope this is clearer for you:

     THIS is a LINK to the download PAGE → Download Crystal Reports developer, for Microsoft Visual Studio

  3. Former Member

    I have to modify an old app on Visual Studio 2010...

    I tried to install this link :

    But the project had few crystal error

    I think it is a problem of Crystal version 

    I have seen that was the

    Where could i download it?

    I need the visual studio addin and the runtime please

  4. PLEASE read the page -

    FYI - if you need a previous version of the EXE and Runtime packages just replace the SP number with the SP number you do want in the URL.

  5. Hi,

    in the moment the link points to SP30 and not SP31.