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.Net Service - printing a CR-Report

HI,

i am using VisualStudio2008 to create a windows-service. (C#)

This service

- creates a PDF document by CReports

- should print a CR-Report to a named printer.

Creating the PDF works fine, but printing does not!

crypt.PrintOptions.PrinterName = printerName;

does not work. I always get the message "printer not found" at this point in the debugging-process.

The printername is verified to be correct (its in System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters).

This all works if i start the software that should print directly from my desktop.

If i start it from the service it is giving me above error ("printer not found");

I already tried starting the printing-program as "myUser" and the service does use "myUsers"-account to run.

Any help here?

THX in advance,

Markus

edit: to clarify the program flow:

(external action) -> service -> starts reporting software -> creates both PDF (works) and prints (which does not work)

Edited by: Cumulus7 on Oct 2, 2009 4:36 PM

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    Posted on Oct 05, 2009 at 09:49 PM

    You don't mention what version of CR. But if it is CR 10.5 (ships with .NET 2008) ensure that you have applied SP1:

    https://smpdl.sap-ag.de/~sapidp/012002523100009351512008E/crbasic2008sp1.exe

    If you are using CR 2008, apply SP2:

    https://smpdl.sap-ag.de/~sapidp/012002523100009038092009E/cr2008win_sp2.exe

    If the SPs do not help, consider using the Process Monitor utility to see if it reports any access issues. Process Monitor can be downloaded from here:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    I assume this app does not view the reports? (it would be interesting to see what happens if you try to print from the viewer print button).

    Ludek

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    Posted on Oct 05, 2009 at 08:08 AM

    Has no one ever implemented a windows-service that prints a Crystal-Reports document?

    Favourably programmed in C#, but any language would help i guess.

    I would greatly appreciate any help on this matter.

    Sincerely

    Markus Gayda

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