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Hi
When I go to file open in Crystal is there anyway that I can get the
'Files of Type' box to default to 'All files' instead of 'Crystal Reports'? We rename all our files to different extensions and it would be great if it always defualted to All files so that I can see all of the reports in the folder.

many thanks for any help
kind regards
Dawnyanne
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I doubt that can be done.  I don't see an entry in the registry for the file type or extension.

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I very much doubt it....
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Its not possible to do so. But there is an alternative way where you can use it. Try using crystal report designer in any one of the development application  like VB6, Dotnet etc and set the filetype to your custom file type. Let me try and see how can I help you on this.
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I tried with the "Embeddable Designer Control" sample provided by crystal reports. This folder is in "Seagate Software\Crystal Reports\Samples\En\Code\Visual Basic" path. I opened this project and changed the code the line

CommonDialog1.Filter = OpenDialogFilter
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CommonDialog1.Filter = "*.cus"

in  cmd_openclick procedure and found it asking for "cus" file type. Hope this helps.
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The embeddable designer requires licenses for each user.

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you are right mlmcc. if you concerned about licensing then there are various other methods available.  For example get the window handle of the open dialog in crystal report application and change the files of type using sendkeys etc.,
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thank you all ! much appreciated
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