Deploying vb.net desktop app with Crystal reports
Posted on 2009-02-15
I am using vb.net in Visual Studio 2005 . I have created crystal reports with CR XI.
I would like to know how to create an installation package such that it iwll also deploy my reports. These reports are not part of my project. i load them using crystal document.
I would like to have a step by step instruction on how to create this setup project and also which crystl reports merge modules I will need to include in my setup project, and where would I add these report files when I am in Setup projct.
This is my first actual VB.Net app where I need to deploy the project. I have searched the web and have not found any simple instructions. It does become quite overwhelming with all the options. and same thing can be done in so many ways!!!!
I need a standard , simple project which I can modify for other apps that I will be building in future - using vb.net and crystal reports.
I am using SQL Server 2003 database and the reports get the data thru Stored procedures.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I kind of have a deadline of this weekend!
Thanks a million in advance.