Crystal ActiveX Control or RDC
Posted on 2001-07-30
I'm using CR8 reports against an SQL Server 7 database.
Our Visual Basic application has drop-down menus of about 30 different reports to launch.
Our reports are stored on the server; they won't need any parameters passed to stored procedures.
Ideally, I would like to pass the name of the report and then launch the correct crystal report.
Originally, our application had about 30 crystal report controls dragged onto the form FOR EACH different report.
I found that this slowed down the launching of our main form.
Can someone tell me - what is my best option to correct the "multiple controls on the form" problem?
I started rewriting the code and found that with CR8, a lot of people recommend using the RDC - Report Designer Component.
Do I need to use this or could I stay with the ActiveX Control (crystl32.ocx)?
Thanks in Advance