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Using a .NET Assembly via COM

I have heard that I might be able to register the .Net assembly for COM so that I can use it in other application developments. I have more reading to do on this but wanted to know if anyone could tell me the actual name of the .Net Assembly or Assemblies so that I may reference it/them when trying to register for COM.

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    Posted on Jul 08, 2008 at 07:13 PM

    Let me explain a little here. We only require being able to pull up the Crystal Report Veiwer for Crystal Reports 2008. Our primary development platforms are MS Access and Delphi 7. These both use COM.

    We will be developing the reports with the Crystal Reports 2008 Developer and want to be able to have applications call the report viewer and allow access to reports.

    It would also be nice if we could create an application to run the reports with specified parameters and save them for later access within these programming platforms. I had done this in the past (almost 10 years ago) with Crystal Info/Seagate Info -- but times have changed and I need to get a new plan.

    One problem I have recently encountered is that the majority of our computers are still using Windows 2000 Professional, which means that the viewer cannot be installed on them. I suppose this also means that there is no way to make it so they can pull up the reports. I am holding out for new computers -- when we get them, this won't be a problem anymore.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    • I have seen this done, but requires you writing a wrapper in .net to expose the functionality to COM. Doing this is not supported by Business Objects an SAP company, any issues you encounter must be reproduced in a .net application.

      Unfortunately, the only way to install the runtime, will not install on Windows 2000.

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    Posted on Jul 08, 2008 at 08:32 PM

    Thanks for the answer. Although not what I wanted to hear.

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