is for people new to Crystal Reports .NET. It teaches you how to design reports
using the Visual Studio IDE. You start out by walking through the steps of
adding reports to a project and using the wizards to build the first draft.
Then you are shown how to do advanced report design with grouping/sorting,
adding charts, and making crosstab reports.
is for code junkies and everyone who isn't satisfied with the other Crystal
Reports books that just show a bunch of screen shots. This teaches you the
details of how the Crystal Reports object model works and how the different
collections and classes work together. The best part is that you see how to
perform complex runtime customization. You go from designing reports to writing
professional reporting solutions. If you learn best by reading code samples,
these chapters are a goldmine.