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Can I use Crystal Report 10 with Delphi 5. If yes then from where can i get the VCL or its documentation ?
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
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Sorry not, you can't. The compatible version for delphi 5 is vcl 8 or 8.5
See http://www.businessobjects.com/products/reporting/crystalreports/vcl/default.asp
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by:Bijith
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Hi Ferruccio68

Thanks Ferruccio68

I also did see that link...

But can i use Crystal report 10 by importing type library.
Will it cause any problem , Do you have any idea.

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Bijith
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
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Well, you can of course import the type library, but as the vcl version 10 isn't compatible with D5, i assume that the calls from the VCL to the COM were changed. This means that if you works from D5 with the v. 10 imported Type Lib you could have the same problem.
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by:Bijith
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Hi Ferruccio68

OK, Thanks

So you mean it is not safe to start with D5 and Crystal report 10?


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Bijith
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
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Just give it a try...afaik nobody have already tried it, maybe that's possible....
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by:Bijith
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Hi Ferruccio68

I have tried and those reports which using single table is working as well.
But i am concerned whether i will have to encounter any problems in the middle of development

thanks
Bijith
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Wim ten Brink earned 25 total points
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If you access CR-10 through the type library and not through the default VCL then there should be no real problems. However, the big problem that youi'll encounter is the Unicode stuff. CR-9+ wants every string to be Unicode and Delphi by default has no Unicode controls. It can support Unicode, though, but you have to convert strings to widestrings and back all the time.

Your problem is basically just the Unicode conversion. You might download the CR-10 VCL though and try to recompile them in Delphi 5, fixing any possible compiler warning and error that you get. Or upgrade to Delphi 8, which will give you a free copy of Delphi 7 too. ;-)
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by:BlackTigerX
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the big problem I can see, is, maybe you will get it to work, but you won't know at which point it (might) not work and you will be on your own, since is not supported
and that's just developing, wait until you deploy it...
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by:Bijith
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Yes, I fear that ,
If i start to work and on the mid road if i have to face problems then I have to redo all the stuffs again in any other reporting tools or in any another  lower versions. So that is why i want to clear with all of you experts.

thanks
Bijith
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by:Voodooman
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No disrespect, but whilst I appreciate that Crystal Reports is very powerful and is the tool of choice for VB programmers, I would not use it with Delphi unless I absolutely had to do.

One of the big things about Delphi is the low cost of the tools, and the great quality.

I use FastReports myself and find it easier than Crystal Reports and good in most circumstances.

It is also 10% of the cost of CR (I gave up buying CR after 8.5 - just too costly and a nightmare to deploy.

Voodooman
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