Export Dialouge problem in Crystal report 10 when used from within VB application.

MY VB application opens a crystal report in its Crystal Viewer control and it works fine.
I have just upgraded my system with Crystal 10 I replaced the existing crpe32.dll manually with the one I got from Crystal 10 Cd and the reports are still functionaing well (after the replacement) --- CR 8 based reports with CR 10 crpe32.dll.

However, now when I click on Export toolbar button thru the viewer, it just doesn't do anything, however, it should bring the Export Dialogue so that I can export my reports to PDF.

CR 10 designer allows me to do the same manually without any problem, but I want to do the same thru my Applicaton thru the toolbar button of the Viewer.

I am running Win2K, Visual Basic 6 with SQL Server 2000 & Crystal Reports version 10.
I hope the provided information is sufficient, should you require any other information, please do ask.

Thanx.

eBird2005Asked:
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mlmccCommented:
You really need to replace many more dlls.

Crystal renamed many of the exporting dlls in CR8.5 and 9 so CR10 doesn't recognize the CR8 dlls so it can't do the export.

I assume you have CR10 installed on the development machine.  If so, then build a new installation packjage using the CR10 merge modules and install it on the machine with the application.

Merge modules for CR10
http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/FilesAndUpdates/cr10_rdc_merge_modules.zip.asp

How to build a deployment package with CR10.
http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/TechnicalPapers/rdc10_deployment.pdf.asp

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eBird2005Author Commented:
thanx mlmcc

one more problem that i faced, when i installed my app on a fresh machine and placed a number of Crystall DLLs in system32 (including crpe32.dll etc), my app failed to open the reports.

Please note that I am using direct API calls to manipulate the reports, e.g. calling the functions directly from crpe32.dll

then i tried all possible varitions but it didn't sort out, eventually, I took a merge module, "CrystalReports10_rdc_reportengine.msm" and included it in a simple installer (.NET) and installed it over the client and my reports started working.

when i checked out i noticed that there were about 170+ files in that merge modue.

My question is, can i somehow include that merge module in my VB installer? becoz according to current scenario I have to manage 2 installers, one for my App (VB Installer) and the other for Crystal (.NET Installer) as VB Installer doesn't allow to include merge modules, even if i include them as files they are just copied to the client's machine as it is .... the internal files are not decompressed.

thanx.

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mlmccCommented:
The merge modules are really for use with the other methods of calling reports.  Interesting that they include the files you need.  I suspect they have many other files you don't need.

This may help explain how to use them.  I still have CR8 and no merge modules.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/Crystal_Reports/Q_21335492.html#13444746

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eBird2005Author Commented:
Thanx mlmcc,

I have managed to solve my problem the following way.

I built a Setup project by VS.NET and included the following from CR 10 CD [mm I got from the link you sent above] in that.

1. CRPE32.dll <destination path system32>
2. u2ddisk.dll <destination path system32>
3. CrystalReports10_rdc_reportengine.msm

Installed the above on a fresh Win2K box and everything is working fine. ...;-)

Thanx for your help.
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mlmccCommented:
Glad i could help

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