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The Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET doesn't show the report

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Rod
I've written a Visual Studio .NET application (WinForms app) and put a
Crystal Reports for .NET report in it. It is a very simple application -
one regular form and another with the crystal reports viewer on it.

When I run the application on my development machine, I can see the report
just fine. However, when I install the application onto another machine and
try to run the report, the form with the crystal reports viewer comes up,
but nothing at all appears in the viewer control.

Why not?

Rod
Nov 16 '05 #1
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You have to bundle all the dependecies and references to crystal report with
your application.

Yonas

"Rod" <ro**@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
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I've written a Visual Studio .NET application (WinForms app) and put a
Crystal Reports for .NET report in it. It is a very simple application -
one regular form and another with the crystal reports viewer on it.

When I run the application on my development machine, I can see the report
just fine. However, when I install the application onto another machine and try to run the report, the form with the crystal reports viewer comes up,
but nothing at all appears in the viewer control.

Why not?

Rod

Nov 16 '05 #2

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Rod
Yonas,

I thought that I had done that. I right clicked on the "Detected
Dependencies" folder and had it update things, and now I have the
dotnetcrystalreports.msm and dotnetfxredist_x86.msm merge modules included.
Should I include more? And if so, which ones?

Rod

"Yonas Hagos" <y_*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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You have to bundle all the dependecies and references to crystal report with your application.

Yonas

"Rod" <ro**@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
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I've written a Visual Studio .NET application (WinForms app) and put a
Crystal Reports for .NET report in it. It is a very simple application - one regular form and another with the crystal reports viewer on it.

When I run the application on my development machine, I can see the report just fine. However, when I install the application onto another machine

and
try to run the report, the form with the crystal reports viewer comes up, but nothing at all appears in the viewer control.

Why not?

Rod


Nov 16 '05 #3

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Hi Rod,

First of all, I would like to confirm my understanding of your issue. From
your description, I understand that you're having trouble on printing the
Crystal Report to your printer. If there is any misunderstanding, please
feel free to let me know.

I'm sorry but currently Crystal Report is not supported by Microsoft. It is
only shipped with Visual Studio .NET. For Crystal Report issues, we can go
to the crystal report support website for more information. Or we can wait
and see if there is any community member who can share some lights on it.

http://support.businessobjects.com/

Kevin Yu
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Nov 16 '05 #4

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Rod
That is correct - I can print from within the VS.NET IDE, and I can also
print if I run the built executable, but only from my PC.

So, you're saying that, I can create a Crystal Report for Visual Studio
..NET and use it on my machine, but that it is impossible to use it anywhere
else? Put another way, I cannot create a setup and deployment project which
will include the necessary merge modules so that the Crystal Report for
Visual Studio .NET report will work on another user's PC?

Rod

"Kevin Yu [MSFT]" <v-****@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Hi Rod,

First of all, I would like to confirm my understanding of your issue. From
your description, I understand that you're having trouble on printing the
Crystal Report to your printer. If there is any misunderstanding, please
feel free to let me know.

I'm sorry but currently Crystal Report is not supported by Microsoft. It is only shipped with Visual Studio .NET. For Crystal Report issues, we can go
to the crystal report support website for more information. Or we can wait
and see if there is any community member who can share some lights on it.

http://support.businessobjects.com/

Kevin Yu
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rights."

Nov 16 '05 #5

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Hi Rod,

I didn't mean that Crystal Report can only be used on your dev machine. The
assemblies are distributed with Visual Studio .NET, not the .NET framework.
So the required assemblies might not be installed properly on the client
machine. And you need to find the assembly distribution package from
Business Objects website.

The following link indicates that Crystal Report is not a part of .NET
framework SDK.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;833903

Kevin Yu
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Nov 16 '05 #6

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Rod
Ah, thank you. Sorry for my misunderstanding.

Rod

"Kevin Yu [MSFT]" <v-****@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Hi Rod,

I didn't mean that Crystal Report can only be used on your dev machine. The assemblies are distributed with Visual Studio .NET, not the .NET framework. So the required assemblies might not be installed properly on the client
machine. And you need to find the assembly distribution package from
Business Objects website.

The following link indicates that Crystal Report is not a part of .NET
framework SDK.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;833903

Kevin Yu
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rights."

Nov 16 '05 #7

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You're welcome, Rod. If you have any other questions, please feel free to
post them in the community.

Kevin Yu
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Nov 16 '05 #8

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Hi Rod,

Please refer to MSDN document
"Deploying Crystal Reports in .NET Applications"
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/crystlmn/ht
ml/crcondeployingcrystalreportsinnetapplications.asp

on how to deploy dotnet applications with crystal report support. As Kevin
mentioned, if you have any more concerns on it, you can refer to crystal
report help in businessobject's web site.

Thanks.

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Yanhong Huang
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