Does crystal report dll free? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I want to convert crystal report to pdf in c# in my one of the web application which is on other server.

    I found that I can do it using dlls listed below.

    1.  CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.dll

    2. CrystalDecisions.Shared.dll

    I have a doubt that, are they free for corporate use or I need to purchase licence of crystal report to just convert it into pdf format?  

    Please let me know your thoughts.



    Friday, December 1, 2017 9:55 AM

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  • Hi Trusha,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Usually, we need to confirm with the owner of those DLL to check if it is licensed or free. You can try to redirect to this forum: https://www.sap.com/sea/community.html or this: https://forums.asp.net/76.aspx/3/20?Crystal+Reports if your application is a ASP.NET type to seek for a better support, our forum is to discuss the VS IDE, thank you for your understanding.

    BTW, I created a ASP.NET web application with Web Form type in VS 2017, right click the project name and choose ‘Manage Nuget Packages…’>Browse and search with the related keyword, I have found those 2 DLLs and installed them as below, I have not meet any license agreement and popups with the warning information.   

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    Monday, December 4, 2017 5:54 AM