Distributing Crystal Reports with a .NET solution
Posted on 2003-11-04
OK, I've got the reports working in my app. They are based on
strongly-typed DataSets instead of talking to the SQL Server. (I'll
post a write-up of how this is done once I get it together in a Word
document in the Files section).
Here is my problem: When I distribute my app and try to run a report
from it, I get this error message:
Load crpe32.dll failed
If I install the CR Redistributable, I don't get the message.
However, I don't want to have to install this because every
installation requires me to enter our developer licence key and we
are not going to have control of the distribution. I know it can be
done without this, but I just don't know what I'm doing wrong.
This is what I've done so far:
I installed the redistributable on my development machine.
I've included the following MSMs in my setup project:
License - including my development key in the properties of this file.
I have another solution that I've styled this setup project from and
everything looks fine, but I just can't get crystal reports to play
Anyone have any ideas?