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Crystal Reports 2016 in Visual Studio 2015

Hi there

I'm evaluating Crystal Reports 2016 in Visual Studio 2015, replacing the free Visual Studio version. I'm trying to programatically preview a report, and it's throwing the following error when trying to set the .ReportSource of the Crystal Report ActiveX control:

-2147483638

"This value is write-only."

Can anyone help?

This is a bit of a show stopper for us!

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    Nov 11, 2016 at 03:31 PM

    It sounds like you're using an earlier version of the SDK because you should not be directly using the ActiveX control - you MUST use the .NET SDK, which you can download from here: https://blogs.sap.com/2010/12/07/sap-crystal-reports-developer-version-for-microsoft-visual-studio-updates-runtime-downloads/. The SDK is no longer installed with the Crystal Reports Designer.

    Get the latest version of the "Install Executable" to integrate into Visual Studio. The other downloads are runtimes that you use when deploying your applications.

    -Dell

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