When using SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio, you may:
Design reports for use in .net applications
Design reports for thick-client Windows applications
Design reports for internal server applications
Design reports for use in .net applications:
The SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio report designer is available as a free download and fully integrates within Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for powerful and easy report design.
You may use the integrated designer to create an unlimited number of reports for use within your .net applications. You may also design reports in the full-featured SAP Crystal Reports 2011 and use the SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio API and runtime engine for integration into your .net applications.
Reporting for thick-client applications:
The SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio runtime engine can be integrated into thick-client Windows applications to add reporting capabilities. A thick-client Windows application is any application in which the SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio runtime engine is installed and run from the end user's client machine.
You are free to deploy thick-client Windows applications that embed the runtime engine. These applications can be freely deployed both within your own organisation and redistributed outside your organisation to third parties at no additional charge.
Distribution of the runtime engine is subject to the terms and conditions contained in the SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio licence agreement.
Reporting for server applications:
A server application allows more than one user to access the reporting engine either directly or indirectly through any middle-tier application. You are free to embed the runtime engine with server applications that are deployed internally, and use it in connection with the licencee's business, at no additional charge.
Server-based applications that are redistributed require additional licensing as defined through our redistribution model. Under this model, if you wish to redistribute a server-based application that embeds the runtime engine to third parties, you will need to purchase a licenced copy of SAP Crystal Reports each time your application is deployed.