How Do I Install .NET Report Engine?

This article gives detailed instructions for installing the .NET Report Engine.




Go to Windward Studios Downloads and click on the link .NET Engine Installer – (EXE).


Once the download is complete, double-click on the installer.

The Installation Wizard will open; click on Next.

Accept the license agreement, and click on Next. 

Enter your license key and click on Next. You may also enter your license key after installation.

By default, all necessary files are installed. Click on Next to continue.

Select whether to install .NET Report Engine into the Global Assembly Cache; click on Next to continue. 

Click on Install to begin the installation.

After the installation is complete, information about .NET Report Engine appears. Click on Next. 

Ensure the "Launch Catapult..." box at the bottom of the window is checked on to open the Catapult Help Menu. Click on Finish. 


  1. Open the installation directory of your .NET Report Engine, by default "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windward Studios\Windward .NET Engine".
  2. Open the “test” folder.
  3. Run the run.bat contained in the folder to run the test sample.
  4. If you have not yet entered your license key, you must now add it to the RunReport.exe.config file.

The output file testreport.pdf file should appear in the folder. If it does, then you've successfully installed the .NET Report Engine.