Hi all
I am creating a windows application.
I am now concentrating on the Reporting Module of my Application.

I have two ideas to do this task.

Either through Crystal Reports or using the Windows Forms and placing the Data Grid View.

Can any one suggest me which option should I choose?

Also the report should be able to Export in the Excel and PDF format and even it should be Printable.

I heard from others that Crystal Reports gives some problem at the time of Deployment.

Please suggest me. I am very much confused.

Thanks in advance!

You can use both but everyone has some pros&cons
GridView
Pros: Free, stable, and easy to bind data
Cons: A lot of work should be done to do some exportation to some formats and not richy
Business Objects (Crystal report)
Pros: Stable, less work to be done for exportation to some formats, and richy.
Cons: Not free, and a lot of work to bind data

You can use both but everyone has some pros&cons
GridView
Pros: Free, stable, and easy to bind data
Cons: A lot of work should be done to do some exportation to some formats and not richy
Business Objects (Crystal report)
Pros: Stable, less work to be done for exportation to some formats, and richy.
Cons: Not free, and a lot of work to bind data

Thanks for your prompt reply!

Is exporting in Excel and PDF format possible for both cases?

Can I take a print out in both cases?

You're welcome
Yes, yes

Thank you very much.

But still even after knowing the Pros and Cons I m not able to decide which should I choose?

Since this is the first Application I am creating I am very much confused..

Anyways Thanks for your prompt reply

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