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Hi

I have just installed crystal reports for my visual studio 2010 professional installation.  The install seemed to go ok,  but I have a problem adding the report to my application.

If I start a new project, and select 'crystal reports application' I can go through the wizard, connect to the data source and it displays a report at the end, very nice.

However, from my application I am having problems... I can add a crystal report to the application, but I cannot add a crystal report viewer.  I cannot select a 'crystal reports viewer' from the toolbox... odd.  

So how do I get the crystal reports viewer to appear in the toolbox on my application, like it does in the 'crystal reports application'?

Thanks

CD
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by:Éric Moreau
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as you can read in "Testing your report" from http://emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2006/09/Feeding-Crystal-Reports-from-your-application.aspx:

"You first need to add a viewer to the main application. From your toolbox, find the Crystal Reports tab, select the CrystalReportViewer (see figure 6) and place one on your form."
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by:cycledude
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but thats what I don't have... the crystal reports viewer IS NOT in my toolbox... how do I get it in there.
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by:Éric Moreau
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check the references of your project first to ensure CR is there.
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by:cycledude
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here is a screen shot of the references in the 'crystal reports application'

file 1
and here is what I see on a 'standard' winforms app where I have included a 'crystal report'

file 2
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by:Éric Moreau
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you are missing crystaldecisions.windows.forms to get the viewer
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by:cycledude
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yeah I see that.. how do I add it?
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by:Éric Moreau
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select "add reference" from the project menu
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by:cycledude
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hi

I have tried that, but none of the references are clearly named as being report viewer...

here is what I see when I try to add reference..

list of available references
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by:cycledude
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interestingly, when I check the available references from the 'crystal_reports_demo' application I get more.... how can this be?

a list of references in the crystal_reports_demo
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figured it out...


went into project properties, and changed the 'target framework' from '.net 4 client profile' to '.net 4 framework'

I now have the crystal reports viewer available

wonderbra!
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Thanks for the assist. got there in the end ;o)
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