I just began running my development machine off Vista 64bit OS. I have Crystal Reports XI installed (it's installed in the "Program Files (x86)" folder). I'm developing in .net 3.5 framework. Suddenly when i'm trying to run a page that creates a pdf using crystal reports i'm getting the following error:
The type initializer for 'CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument' threw an exception
I've tried installing the crystal reports redistributable X64 msi (because all google searches i did for the error message i was getting was telling me to do so) but it won't install. It gives me the following error:
"Another version of this product is already installed. installation of this version cannot continue. to configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove programs on the control panel".
I have no idea what to do at this point. My questions are:
1) Why am i getting the original error (the one about the type initializer throwing an exception"
2) is installing the redistributable the way to fix it?
3) if so, how do i get it to install
4) if not, what do i need to do to fix this problem
tearing my hair out. I always seem to run into one problem or another with Crystal Reports. I need to get this running ASAP so that i can finish the development of this project.
thanks for any help.