ActiveReports 16 .NET Edition
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    To install and use ActiveReports 16, you need the following hardware and software. 

    Hardware requirements (minimum)

    Development Environments

    .NET Framework
    4.6.2 to 4.8
    .NET Core 3.1 or .NET 5 .NET 6
    Desktop
    (WinForms, WPF)
    ASP.NET
    (WebForms, MVC 5) 
    Console 1
    Desktop
    (WinForms, WPF)
    ASP.NET Core
    (MVC, Blazor2)
    Console 1
    Desktop
    (WinForms, WPF)
    ASP.NET Core
    (MVC, Blazor)
    Azure Function 3
    IDE Visual Studio 2022 (17.0) ✓ 
    Visual Studio 2019 (16.11)
    Visual Studio 2017 (15.9)
    Operating System Windows 11 4
    4
    Windows 10 4 4
    Windows 8.1 4 4
    Windows Server 2022 4 4
    Windows Server 2019 4 4
    Windows Server 2016 4 4 4
    Windows Server 2012 R2 4 4
    Windows Server 2012 4 4

    1 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/tutorials/with-visual-studio
    2 .NET 5
    3 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-create-your-first-function-visual-studio
    4 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/install/windows

    Note: The Express Editions of Visual Studio do not work with ActiveReports, as they do not support packages.

    You are required to perform the following updates from the links provided for the proper working in Visual Studio.

    Developer Pack for .NET Framework 4.6.2 or above

    TypeScript Plugin for VS2017/VS2019

    Run Time Supported Environments

     

    Console and Desktop

    Controls Framework Operating System

    .NET Framework
    4.6.2 to 4.8

    .NET Core 3.1
    .NET 5
    .NET 6

    Windows 11
    Windows 10
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Server 2022
    Windows Server 2019
    Windows Server 2016
    Windows Server 2012 R2
    Windows Server 2012
    macOS 10.14+1
    Linux 2
    Console Application
     (Page/RDL reports)
    Console Application
     (Section reports)

    3
    WinForms Controls
    (Viewer, Designer)
    WPF Controls (Viewer)

    1 .NET on macOS - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/install/macos
    2 .NET on Linux distributions - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/install/linux
    3 libgdiplus with some configuration recommendations - see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/compatibility/core-libraries/6.0/system-drawing-common-windows-only#recommended-action

     

    Web

    Server Framework Operating System (*1)

    .NET Framework
    4.6.2 - 4.8

    .NET Core
    3.1
    .NET 5
    .NET 6

    Windows 11
    Windows 10
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Server 2022

    Windows Server 2019

    Windows Server 2016

    Windows Server 2012 R2

    Windows Server 2012

    macOS 10.14+ (*2)
    Linux (*3)
    ASP.NET WebForms
    (WebViewer)
    ASP.NET MVC 5
    (JS Viewer, Web Designer)

    ASP.NET Core MVC
    (JS Viewer, Web Designer)
    ✓ (*4)
    ASP.NET Core Blazor
    (Viewer)
    ✓ (*4)
    Controls Browser
    Edge Cromium 93 Chrome 81 Firefox 91 Safari 12 Internet Explorer 11 Edge Legacy
    ASP.NET WebForms (WebViewer)
    JS Viewer, Web Designer
    ASP.NET Core Blazor (Viewer)

    *1: requires IIS 8, 8.5, 10, or https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/fundamentals/servers/?view=aspnetcore-6.0&tabs=windows
    *2: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/install/macos
    *3: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/install/linux
    *4: Section reports require installed libgdiplus, which may require some configuration: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/compatibility/core-libraries/6.0/system-drawing-common-windows-only#recommended-action

     

    Cloud

    Framework
    .NET Framework 4.6.2 to 4.8 .NET Core 3.1, .NET 5, .NET 6
    Azure Functions (Linux) 4 2
    Azure Functions (Windows) 1 2
    Azure App Service (Linux) 4 2
    Azure App Service (Windows) 1 2
    Azure WMs (Linux) 5
    Azure WMs (Windows)
    Amazon ES2 (Linux) 5
    Amazon ES2 (Windows)
    Google Compute Engine (Linux) 5
    Red Hat OpenShift (Linux) 4 3

    1 Azure Functions and App Services support only .NET 4.8
    2 Azure Functions and App Services support only .NET Core 3.1 and .NET 6
    3 Red Hat OpenShift provides only .NET Core 3.1 support
    4 Page/RDL reports support only
    5 Section reports require installed libgdiplus, which may require some configuration - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/compatibility/core-libraries/6.0/system-drawing-common-windows-only#recommended-action

    Limitations of .NET Core support:

    See Also