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VS2010 and Crystal Reports Loading Image at runtime

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Previously when using VB6 and Crystal Reports I was able to specify the contents of an image at runtime.  This allowed the invoicing app to use the customers letterhead loaded from a jpg on their pc.  I need to be able to achieve the same thing in VB.NET and Crystal Reports (VS2010) but it seems that I have to specify the image at design time rather than runtime.
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by:Ariful Ambia
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My advice to you not to use Crystal report any more. this product is taken over by SAP. you can use Microsoft Reporting.
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The image has the option to set the path at run time.

Create a string parameter for the report
You can pass the full path and image to the report using it.

Insert the picture object
Select a default image
Right click it
Click FORMAT GRAPHIC
Click the PICTURE tab
Click the FORMULA BUTTON
Formula will be
   {?ImageParameter}

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Unfortunately I don't have a FORMULA BUTTON on the PICTURE Tab
 Click the FORMULA BUTTON
 Formula will be
    {?ImageParameter}
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What version of Crystal?

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What version of Crystal?
 I'm using VS2010
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DId you download the CR for Visual Studio?

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The second part of the project shows exactly how to use the blob column type to be used in the report and fits perfectly. Thanks
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