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VS VB.net 2016 & Crystal Reports 2016

I am using VB.net 2016 and Crystal Reports 2016. This is a net upgrade.

I have been creating reports with crystal reports and saving them as rpt files then I can run them from crystal reports or execute them from within VB.net. This I have done for years using CR 9 and VB.net 2008,2013.

New Problem:

When I run the reports from crystal reports they are fine but when executed from VB.net with the viewer the filter criteria are ignored.

Is there a solution. I know this broke back in VS 2010. Is it resolved?

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    Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 09:54 PM

    I was able to correct the problem. I don't know if any others have had this problem but this is what happened and how I solved it. I did install correctly and no one was saying that this can't be done any more so. Like I did with the last upgrade I check CR2011, I create a new small app that creates and runs a report. To my surprise this time it worked (not like CR2011). Therefore I knew the problem was within by old app code. I removed the old CR viewer and added a new viewer back into the project and reran. this time it worked.

    Thanks for any help

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  • Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:15 PM

    Which version of the Crystal SDK are you using? I'm not entirely sure that VS 2016 is supported, but VS 2015 is with the latest version. Get it from here: SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio: Updates & Runtime Downloads. Use the "Install Executable" for integration into VS. The other downloads are the various forms of runtime installs that you can use when you deploy your application - DO NOT install them on your development machine!

    -Dell

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