Crystal Reports Sucks (can't navigate except for the VCR controls)
Posted on 2006-10-19
Crystal reports is not working out. I have been using Crystal Reports for Visual Studio.NET for the last year, and while it does make it easy to categorize, print and export to .pdf - it also seems to lack any innovation when it comes to navigation. I know my users do not want to scroll through 100's of pages of reports using only the vcr controls. The simplest built in kepboard shortcuts would make it so much easier to work with, but PAGE UP & PAGE DOWN does nothing, CTRL PAGE UP & CTRL PAGE DOWN does nothing and UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT does nothing (even after I deliberately set the Focus to the Crystal Report Viewer (using C#))
Anyway, I suppose if anyone has any idea how to make Crystal Reports do some kind of keyboard navigation (using Crystal Report Viewer in C#) that would be the easiest solution. But since all the forums i read on the subject have been bad news - I guess the real question is, where do I go from here? There has to be a better report generation tool out there, since Crystal Reports for Visual Studio.NET does not seem to be all that great.