ActiveReports 14 .NET Edition
ActiveReports 14 User Guide / Welcome to ActiveReports 14 / Product Requirements
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    To install and use ActiveReports 14, you need the following hardware and software. 

    Hardware requirements (minimum)

    Development Environments

    .NET Framework .NET Core
    Application Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC5, JavaScript libraries (JSViewer, Web Designer)  Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET Core MVC, JavaScript libraries (JSViewer, Web Designer)
    Operating System Windows 8.1, or 10, or
    Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019
    Windows 8.1, or 10, or
    Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 2019 (16.4+)
    Internet Information Services 8.0, 8.5, 10 8.0, 8.5, 10

    Note:

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

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

    Developer Pack for .NET Framework 4.6.2 or above

    https://www.microsoft.com/download/visual-studio-sdks

    NuGet Package

    Visual Studio Update Packages

    TypeScript Plugin

    Download latest TypeScript plugin (required for Angular applications)

    Run Time Supported Environments

    Windows Forms and WPF

    Web Development

    .NET Framework .NET Core
    Server
    Version

    Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 4.6.2 and above

    Microsoft® .NET Core 3.1

    Application ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC5, JavaScript libraries (JSViewer, Web Designer)  ASP.NET Core MVC, JavaScript libraries (JSViewer, Web Designer)
    Operating System

    Windows 8.1, or 10, or
    Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019

    Windows 8.1, or 10, or
    Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019
    macOS 10.13+, RHEL 6+, Fedora 29+, Ubuntu 16.04+, Debian  9+, SLES 12 SP2+

    Internet Information Services 8.0, 8.5, 10 -
    Client
    Browser

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
    Microsoft Edge
    Google Chrome (v50 or higher)
    Mobile Safari
    Firefox (v57 and above)
    Safari (macOS 10 and higher)
    Safari (iOS 10 and higher)
    Safari (iPadOS 13)


    Limitations of .NET Core support:

    • Since there is no design-time support for Code-Based Section reports in WinForms .NET Core projects, you need to link reports and use .NET Framework WinForms Designer for the design-time experience in .NET Core. See Designing Code-based Section Reports in .NET Core for more information.
    • You need to register encodings before using ActiveReports with ASP.NET Core MVC. See how to register encodings in Troubleshooting page.
    • You need to update few references for some Microsoft Data Providers that do not appear in DataSource Editor in .NET Core. See how to resolve this in Troubleshooting page.
    • While working with Section reports with scripts in WinForms Viewer, WPF Viewer, and Windows Designer components in .NET Core applications, it is mandatory to install 'System.Text.Encoding.CodePages' nuget package and update the Program.cs file accordingly. Otherwise 'System.NotSupportedException' is thrown on previewing the report. For more information, see Troubleshooting page.
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