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May 07, 2010 at 03:38 AM

Visual Studio 2005 ClickOnce deployment of CR 8 dlls


Using Visual Studio (VS) 2005, I have created a Windows Forms application (NOT a web app) that uses crystal reports 8 that comes with VS 2005. I have deployed this application using ClickOnce application but have noticed that not all the prerequisite CrystalReport dlls get deployed. The only dll that gets deployed is:

- CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.dll

but my application also needs these Dlls:

- CrystalDecisions.ReportSource.dll

- CrystalDecisions.Shared.dll

- CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms.dll

In my VS project under References I have set all the above mentioned dlls to be CopyLocal="True". Also, under Publish, the Publish status of all the above mentioned dlls is "Include (Auto)", with the Download Group set to "Required".

Is there a configuration setting allows the delivery of all these dlls for my ClickOnce application?

Otherwise, how can I deliver these dlls to my clients? (i.e. is there an installer for these dlls?)

\Your input welcome.