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We have recently updated 3 of our products that use the SAP Crystal Reports Runtime for .NET Framework (32-bit) from version 9 to version 23. It appears the components in version 23 have been re-versioned and when we install our products other products that use an earlier version of the runtime don’t work.

To install the CR runtime we use CRRuntime_32bit_13_0_23.msi


  1. Should we be using a different method to install the CR Runtime.
  2. Can multiple version of the runtime exist on the same machine?
  3. If not how do I get around the issue of other application that don’t use the same version of the runtime that we do?


Crystal Report Developer for Visual Studio SP 25

Crystal Report Developer for Visual Studio SP 26



When R&D updated the Assembly version from 13.0.2000.0 to 13.0.3500.0 (SP25) and 13.0.4000.0 (SP26) we deprecated 2.0 and 3.5 framework support.

Note for SP 25: 2000 and 3500 is the framework version, 2.0 and 3.5

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Note for SP 26: 4000 is the framework version, 4.5.1 minimum

Answers to the specific questions:

#1. No, you can use CR for VS runtime distribution packages from the download page, MSI, MSM, etc.

#2. Absolutely not, CR for VS runtime are full builds and use the same folder structure and cannot be used side by side. always use the latest build.

#3. The work around is to use the attached attached to the download WIKI Page here:

Typically a .NET application can use a file labelled app.config, in this file it typically has entries for the framework and other properties like log on info etc. When you build your application a file labelled YourApp.exe.config is copied from the app.config file that is used in Visual Studio.

To allow multiple applications that use differing versions of CR for VS runtime open the zip file and copy all of the


sections and paste them into your app.config file in the appropriate location.

If you do not have an app.config then use the one attached file in the WIKI. Rename the WinFormCRViewer.exe.config to your ApplicationName.exe.config - rename ApplicationNamw to the actual EXE file.

What the redirct does is to tell your or their application to use the previous version of our assemblies:

Note change 3500 to 4000 for SP 26

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bindingRedirect oldVersion='13.0.2000.0'newVersion='13.0.3500.0'

For Example this could be your application.exe.config file as compiled by Visual Studio in youbinRelease folder:

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<sectionGroup name='businessObjects'>
<sectionGroup name='crystalReports'>
<section name='crystalReportViewer' type='System.Configuration.NameValueSectionHandler'/>
<assemblyBinding xmlns='urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1'>
<!-- <assemblyIdentity name='System.Web.Services' publicKeyToken='B03F5F7F11D50A3A' culture='neutral'/> -->
<bindingRedirect oldVersion='' newVersion=''/>
<bindingRedirect oldVersion='13.0.2000.0' newVersion='13.0.3500.0'/>

What you should be able to do is copy and rename the WinFormCRViewer.exe.config file to the third party name leaving the .exe.config file extension into that third parties folder where the EXE is and restart their application, it should read the new config file and redirect the older 2000 to the 3500 or 4000 if using SP 26 or above.

Work flow:

To explain further:

  1. Copy the config file from the wiki page into the third party’s app folder where the exe resides
  2. Modify the third party’s exe config file, example TheirApp.exe.config – Windows will do the rest, it will open the config file and redirect it’s references to version 13.0.2000.0.
  3. Look for this section their config file if they have, otherwise just add it:


<bindingRedirect oldVersion='13.0.2000.0' newVersion='13.0.3500.0'/>


  1. You don’t need to have one in your project, unless it’s needed.

CAUTION: If the 3rd party application has an existing app.config file check with them before modifying it and adding in the redirect command. Make a copy of it just in case...

Warning: Depending on the version of the runtime the third party application was built with, updating to SP 21 or above may have issues so you may still need to contact the Makers of the software for an updated version that supports SP 20. Use SP 20 if they cannot go to a higher Framework version. See the download WIKI on how to get older versions of the VS instlal package and redist packages.


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SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio

ByParth Patelon Feb 07, 2017

Learn how to install crystal report runtime and tackle visual studio error which requires crystal report runtime.

The SAP Crystal Report is the business intelligence reporting toolcurrently marketed to small business.You can design reports both in environment as well as Windows Forms and WPF environment. In past, SAP changed its name many times and currently it is known as SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio. The reporting tool is free for developers to use it for development purpose only.

How to install Crystal Report Runtime

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To run Crystal Reports in .net environment using Visual Studio, you will need to install Crystal Report Runtime engine on Client Machine. This engine consists of libraries and functions which are needed to show the reports.

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Below are the given direct download links which will install the crystal report runtime engine easily

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Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2019 can be downloaded from the following link. This version will work on a version of Visual studio 2010 and above.

Older Version Crystal Reports For Visual Studio download links

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  • First of all, login in to your PC as Administrator and follow the below instructions.

  • Choose the same version of crystal report runtime as of Crystal report for visual Studio and if your operating system is 32 bit or 64 bit, choose the version accordingly.

  • Download the zip file of Crystal Reports Runtime from the above given links and unzip and double click on .msi file

  • Go to next

  • Accept the licence agreement and go to next

  • In case, your system have older version of Crystal report runtime, the installer will ask you whether to upgrade the version. Click next to confirm or cancel to cancel.

  • Follow the rest of the instructions which are basically bunch of next buttons and click finish at the end. This will successfully install crystal reports runtime in your system.

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In conclusion,You can now run your crystal report application without any issues.

Maybe sometimes you need to include the crystal reports runtime in your application project. In that case, go to Official site to download Crystal reports wiki page and download MSM File. You can then learn to include MSM file from the following link Using Crystal Reports Merge Modules MSM to create a Setup project