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Exporting to pdf from crystal reports stopped working

Posted on 2007-11-30
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I have a piece of code that was working fine and is all of a sudden throwing the following error

{Unable to evaluate expression because the code is optimized or a native frame is on top of the call stack.}

on this line -- rd.ExportToHttpResponse(ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, context.Response, false, string.Empty);

rd is a ReportDocument.

this code was working fine. I do not know why it is throwing this error now! please help I need this solved!
public void ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)
    {
        ReportDocument rd = new ReportDocument();
        try
        {
            string path = context.Server.MapPath(ResolveUrl(GetReportPath()));
            rd.Load(path);
 
            if (GetIsODBC() == true)
            {
                string user = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["ReportUserName"];
                string password = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["ReportUserPassword"];
                rd.SetDatabaseLogon(user, password);
            }
            this.SetReportDataSources(context, rd); //set the data sources
 
            context.Response.Clear();
            rd.ExportToHttpResponse(ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, context.Response, false, string.Empty);
 
            context.Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
            context.Response.Flush();
            context.Response.Close();
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            context.Response.Clear();
            context.Response.Write(e.ToString());
            context.Response.Flush();
            context.Response.Close();
        }
        finally
        {
            rd.Close();
        }
    }

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by:surajguptha
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Check out this article if u havent done it already
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=268544&SiteID=1
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by:habibb
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se if there is any error in your formulas used in rpt file. try to reinstall pdf.
verify your schecm on which report is designed.
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by:mattolan
ID: 20396078
ok, I found the problem, not sure why this was a problem though. crystal must do something wierd that I'm unaware of.

I deleted the catch section of the try catch finally and all is good

catch (Exception e)
{
     context.Response.Clear();
     context.Response.Write(e.ToString());
     context.Response.Flush();
     context.Response.Close();
}

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by:surajguptha
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wierd :)
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by:surajguptha
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If u removed the catch block and if that fixed it, it means that it was going to the catch block before because of an exception and the catch which handled that exception threw your exception.
If you removed the catch, the original exception should have been thrown isnt it?
arghhh
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by:mattolan
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no, If I remove the catch, no exception is thrown. in fact the code works and I get the intended results!

arghhh is correct!
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mattolan earned 0 total points
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it wasn't specifically the catch that was breaking it was the code inside the catch, crystal must have been messing with the Responce within its code (being a black box to me I don't really know what they are doing), and this must have been in conflict with my attempt to write to the reponce, because the below code on its own should not have caused me an issue
     context.Response.Clear();
     context.Response.Write(e.ToString());
     context.Response.Flush();
     context.Response.Close();

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by:surajguptha
ID: 20411871
May be its messin the response up... Thanks for letting me know :)
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Closed, 500 points refunded.
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