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When building my project to the Release folder, what build action should I be using when the reports are not compile inside the EXE?

The reports are in a sub-directory "Reports".

If I use "Content" then the report and vb file are copied to the sub-directory "Reports".

If I use "Resource" then the vb file only are copied to the sub-directory "Reports".

If I use "Compile" then there are all kinds of errors when I compile.

Thanks,

Mark
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I use Content but then I have to manually copy CR files.
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by:etsellinc
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Thanks CodeCruiser,

That is what I currently use too. I am having troubles with installers and the files that are packaged, including sub folders with files. So far I have not been able to get any installer to work with sub folders or report files except to manually add.  The "Project Output" function does not include the sub folders and the "Add Folder" function adds everything including the VB files.

There are a lot of report files and soon there will be many more. Tracking which ones are already in the installer is a problem.

I was thinking that I had the wrong Build Action.

Thanks again,

Mark
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Do you manually load report files from subfolders in your code?
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by:etsellinc
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Yes, I load the reports using the application location then adding the "Reports" folder and then the report name. When we update reports we just push the report only to all the project locations.

I've considered putting the reports directly into the EXE but that would increase the size. Also at each location a few of the reports are custom edited thus making updates as a whole not possible.

Thanks,
Mark
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ALso utting them in the EXE will require a new EXE when you change a report

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by:etsellinc
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Although cumbersome, the use of "content" and filtering to use only the RPT files seems to be the only solution. Thanks CodeCruiser for the confirmation.

Mark
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