Solved

Crystal reports with c# 2010 winforms

Posted on 2013-01-25
11
1,523 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-30
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
0
Comment
Question by:cycledude
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 4
11 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 38818998
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."
0
 

Author Comment

by:cycledude
ID: 38819028
but thats what I don't have... the crystal reports viewer IS NOT in my toolbox... how do I get it in there.
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:Éric Moreau
Éric Moreau earned 500 total points
ID: 38819039
check the references of your project first to ensure CR is there.
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:cycledude
ID: 38819086
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
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:Éric Moreau
Éric Moreau earned 500 total points
ID: 38819221
you are missing crystaldecisions.windows.forms to get the viewer
0
 

Author Comment

by:cycledude
ID: 38819233
yeah I see that.. how do I add it?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 38819246
select "add reference" from the project menu
0
 

Author Comment

by:cycledude
ID: 38821606
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:cycledude
ID: 38821609
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
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
cycledude earned 0 total points
ID: 38821619
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!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cycledude
ID: 38834594
Thanks for the assist. got there in the end ;o)
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes a simple method to resize a control at runtime.  It includes ready-to-use source code and a complete sample demonstration application.  We'll also talk about C# Extension Methods. Introduction In one of my applications…
We all know that functional code is the leg that any good program stands on when it comes right down to it, however, if your program lacks a good user interface your product may not have the appeal needed to keep your customers happy. This issue can…
Come and listen to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev discuss what’s new in Percona open source software, including Percona Server for MySQL (https://www.percona.com/software/mysql-database/percona-server) and MongoDB (https://www.percona.com/software/mongo-…
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…

695 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question