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Using Crystl32.ocx file without installing Crystal Reports professional 7 or 8

This might be a silly question but we have an old piece of reporting software where we can register the crystl32.ocx file with implode.dll and crpe32.dll. If these files or just OCX is copied to another computer without having Crystal Reports professional or Visual Basic 6 installed, does this violate licensing? The old applicaiton doesnt need a full blown Crystal install, but does need this OCX file which appears to be only in products mentioned earlier. Any help is appreciated or if there a runtime that may have this OCX file as well. Again Thanks

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    Nov 03, 2017 at 04:38 PM

    That version was released in 1998'ish. I doubt licensing has anything to do with it any more.

    I think those versions also had a Distribution tool that would generate a runtime package to deploy.

    Time to upgrade by the way to CR for .NET that you can get from here for free:

    It definitely does require updating to VS 2010 -> 2017 and using .NET.


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    • So copying the OCX file to another computer and registering the file would not violate licensing. Sorry a little green here and relayed that the developers here need move off this older method, but as a quick fix to get a user being able to pull reports again in the mean time.