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Sorry for the late reply. I used Crystal. VS doesn't ship with it anymore but you can still download it from SAP Crystal Reports, dev version.[^]. Funny thing is I had to use Chrome to see the 'enter your data' boxes.
But it worked and was pretty quick to create a simple page. We only have a couple of Crystal Reports left and I'm sure those will go away soon.
Jack of all trades, master of none, though often times better than master of one.
I once inherited a project which doesn't even run when compiled as release, only as debug. And another one with a couple hundreds (not kidding) warnings. My point is, while I feel your pain, I am not shocked in the slightest.