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hello,

much to my surprise, the version of crystal that comes with visual studio.net 2003 does not have a
report preview window. i found out that i have to build a form in visual basic.net and use the
crystal view object to be able to view forms. the form works fine for me, so i created a .exe of the
form and emailed it to a friend because i thought they would be able to use the form/.exe without
having visual studio.net installed. that doesn't seem to be the case. as we will be working on this
project from 2 different locations, she will be buying visual studio. what i'd like to know is once
she has visual studio.net installed, will my .exe form work on her computer, or do i need to send
some additional files as well.

thanks
indera

Jul 21 '05 #1
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i seem to be having the same problem. i created an app
that launches a crystal report. works fine from my
machine but when i build the setup project and install
onto someone else's machine, it gives an error about
needing a dll. so, i copied the dll over and registered
it but still have the same error. it appears there is
something more to the crystal reports viewer object than i
thought. i still haven't figured out what is happening so
i will be interested to see if anyone can point out what
is going on.

mark
-----Original Message-----
hello,

much to my surprise, the version of crystal that comes with visual studio.net 2003 does not have areport preview window. i found out that i have to build a form in visual basic.net and use thecrystal view object to be able to view forms. the form works fine for me, so i created a .exe of theform and emailed it to a friend because i thought they would be able to use the form/.exe withouthaving visual studio.net installed. that doesn't seem to be the case. as we will be working on thisproject from 2 different locations, she will be buying visual studio. what i'd like to know is onceshe has visual studio.net installed, will my .exe form work on her computer, or do i need to sendsome additional files as well.

thanks
indera

.

Jul 21 '05 #2

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hi mark,

the only thing i can think of, from my limited vs.net knowledge is that it is somehow references
something in the registry.

i hope that someone will be able to bail us out of this one.

indera
Mark wrote:
i seem to be having the same problem. i created an app
that launches a crystal report. works fine from my
machine but when i build the setup project and install
onto someone else's machine, it gives an error about
needing a dll. so, i copied the dll over and registered
it but still have the same error. it appears there is
something more to the crystal reports viewer object than i
thought. i still haven't figured out what is happening so
i will be interested to see if anyone can point out what
is going on.

mark
-----Original Message-----
hello,

much to my surprise, the version of crystal that comes

with visual studio.net 2003 does not have a
report preview window. i found out that i have to build a

form in visual basic.net and use the
crystal view object to be able to view forms. the form

works fine for me, so i created a .exe of the
form and emailed it to a friend because i thought they

would be able to use the form/.exe without
having visual studio.net installed. that doesn't seem to

be the case. as we will be working on this
project from 2 different locations, she will be buying

visual studio. what i'd like to know is once
she has visual studio.net installed, will my .exe form

work on her computer, or do i need to send
some additional files as well.

thanks
indera

.


Jul 21 '05 #3

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You should include Crystal Report's merger modules into your setup project,
so that necessary Crystal Report's runtime can be installed on user's
computer (To require every user to install Visual Studio to run Crystal
Report is so unthinkable.)

You can download this document:
http://support.crystaldecisions.com/...deployment.pdf
"Dr. Indera" <dr*******@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:3F***************@verizon.net...
hi mark,

the only thing i can think of, from my limited vs.net knowledge is that it is somehow references something in the registry.

i hope that someone will be able to bail us out of this one.

indera
Mark wrote:
i seem to be having the same problem. i created an app
that launches a crystal report. works fine from my
machine but when i build the setup project and install
onto someone else's machine, it gives an error about
needing a dll. so, i copied the dll over and registered
it but still have the same error. it appears there is
something more to the crystal reports viewer object than i
thought. i still haven't figured out what is happening so
i will be interested to see if anyone can point out what
is going on.

mark
-----Original Message-----
hello,

much to my surprise, the version of crystal that comes

with visual studio.net 2003 does not have a
report preview window. i found out that i have to build a

form in visual basic.net and use the
crystal view object to be able to view forms. the form

works fine for me, so i created a .exe of the
form and emailed it to a friend because i thought they

would be able to use the form/.exe without
having visual studio.net installed. that doesn't seem to

be the case. as we will be working on this
project from 2 different locations, she will be buying

visual studio. what i'd like to know is once
she has visual studio.net installed, will my .exe form

work on her computer, or do i need to send
some additional files as well.

thanks
indera

.

Jul 21 '05 #4

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thank you norman.
i will read the document.

if someone else has visual studio.net installed, will me .exe work?

indera
Norman Yuan wrote:
You should include Crystal Report's merger modules into your setup project,
so that necessary Crystal Report's runtime can be installed on user's
computer (To require every user to install Visual Studio to run Crystal
Report is so unthinkable.)

You can download this document:
http://support.crystaldecisions.com/...deployment.pdf

"Dr. Indera" <dr*******@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:3F***************@verizon.net...
hi mark,

the only thing i can think of, from my limited vs.net knowledge is that it

is somehow references
something in the registry.

i hope that someone will be able to bail us out of this one.

indera
Mark wrote:
i seem to be having the same problem. i created an app
that launches a crystal report. works fine from my
machine but when i build the setup project and install
onto someone else's machine, it gives an error about
needing a dll. so, i copied the dll over and registered
it but still have the same error. it appears there is
something more to the crystal reports viewer object than i
thought. i still haven't figured out what is happening so
i will be interested to see if anyone can point out what
is going on.

mark
>-----Original Message-----
>hello,
>
>much to my surprise, the version of crystal that comes
with visual studio.net 2003 does not have a
>report preview window. i found out that i have to build a
form in visual basic.net and use the
>crystal view object to be able to view forms. the form
works fine for me, so i created a .exe of the
>form and emailed it to a friend because i thought they
would be able to use the form/.exe without
>having visual studio.net installed. that doesn't seem to
be the case. as we will be working on this
>project from 2 different locations, she will be buying
visual studio. what i'd like to know is once
>she has visual studio.net installed, will my .exe form
work on her computer, or do i need to send
>some additional files as well.
>
>thanks
>indera
>
>
>
>.
>


Jul 21 '05 #5

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As long as they installed Crystal with .Net, yes, it'll work...

Thys Brits
MCSD/MCSD.Net

"Dr. Indera" <dr*******@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:3F***************@verizon.net...
thank you norman.
i will read the document.

if someone else has visual studio.net installed, will me .exe work?

indera
Norman Yuan wrote:
You should include Crystal Report's merger modules into your setup project, so that necessary Crystal Report's runtime can be installed on user's
computer (To require every user to install Visual Studio to run Crystal
Report is so unthinkable.)

You can download this document:
http://support.crystaldecisions.com/...deployment.pdf
"Dr. Indera" <dr*******@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:3F***************@verizon.net...
hi mark,

the only thing i can think of, from my limited vs.net knowledge is
that it is somehow references
something in the registry.

i hope that someone will be able to bail us out of this one.

indera
Mark wrote:

> i seem to be having the same problem. i created an app
> that launches a crystal report. works fine from my
> machine but when i build the setup project and install
> onto someone else's machine, it gives an error about
> needing a dll. so, i copied the dll over and registered
> it but still have the same error. it appears there is
> something more to the crystal reports viewer object than i
> thought. i still haven't figured out what is happening so
> i will be interested to see if anyone can point out what
> is going on.
>
> mark
> >-----Original Message-----
> >hello,
> >
> >much to my surprise, the version of crystal that comes
> with visual studio.net 2003 does not have a
> >report preview window. i found out that i have to build a
> form in visual basic.net and use the
> >crystal view object to be able to view forms. the form
> works fine for me, so i created a .exe of the
> >form and emailed it to a friend because i thought they
> would be able to use the form/.exe without
> >having visual studio.net installed. that doesn't seem to
> be the case. as we will be working on this
> >project from 2 different locations, she will be buying
> visual studio. what i'd like to know is once
> >she has visual studio.net installed, will my .exe form
> work on her computer, or do i need to send
> >some additional files as well.
> >
> >thanks
> >indera
> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >

Jul 21 '05 #6

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thank you thys.

that's half of my upcoming battle solved. <smile>
now i have to work on creating a setup file for people that don't have crystal.

indera
Thys Brits wrote:
As long as they installed Crystal with .Net, yes, it'll work...

Thys Brits
MCSD/MCSD.Net

"Dr. Indera" <dr*******@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:3F***************@verizon.net...
thank you norman.
i will read the document.

if someone else has visual studio.net installed, will me .exe work?

indera
Norman Yuan wrote:
You should include Crystal Report's merger modules into your setup project, so that necessary Crystal Report's runtime can be installed on user's
computer (To require every user to install Visual Studio to run Crystal
Report is so unthinkable.)

You can download this document:
http://support.crystaldecisions.com/...deployment.pdf
"Dr. Indera" <dr*******@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:3F***************@verizon.net...
> hi mark,
>
> the only thing i can think of, from my limited vs.net knowledge is that it is somehow references
> something in the registry.
>
> i hope that someone will be able to bail us out of this one.
>
> indera
>
>
> Mark wrote:
>
> > i seem to be having the same problem. i created an app
> > that launches a crystal report. works fine from my
> > machine but when i build the setup project and install
> > onto someone else's machine, it gives an error about
> > needing a dll. so, i copied the dll over and registered
> > it but still have the same error. it appears there is
> > something more to the crystal reports viewer object than i
> > thought. i still haven't figured out what is happening so
> > i will be interested to see if anyone can point out what
> > is going on.
> >
> > mark
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >hello,
> > >
> > >much to my surprise, the version of crystal that comes
> > with visual studio.net 2003 does not have a
> > >report preview window. i found out that i have to build a
> > form in visual basic.net and use the
> > >crystal view object to be able to view forms. the form
> > works fine for me, so i created a .exe of the
> > >form and emailed it to a friend because i thought they
> > would be able to use the form/.exe without
> > >having visual studio.net installed. that doesn't seem to
> > be the case. as we will be working on this
> > >project from 2 different locations, she will be buying
> > visual studio. what i'd like to know is once
> > >she has visual studio.net installed, will my .exe form
> > work on her computer, or do i need to send
> > >some additional files as well.
> > >
> > >thanks
> > >indera
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >.
> > >
>


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