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Attempting to use the CrystalReportViewer and CrystalReportDocument objects

I am attempting to use the CrystalReportVIewer and CrystalReportDocument objects within a .NET VB Windows Forms application under Visual Studio 2008. When I try to execute my project after including a CrystlReportVIewer and ViewerDocument I get an exception that says:

"An error has occurred while attempting to load the Crystal Reports runtime. Either the Crystal Reports registry key permissions are insufficient, or the Crystal Reports runtime is not installed correctly. Please install the appropriate Crystal Reports redistributable (CRRedist*.msi) containing the correct version of the Crystal Reports runtime (x86, x64, or Itanium) required. Please go to for more information."

When I tried to go to the indicated address I got nothing and I just installed Crystal Report 2008 on this system, so I don't understand why I don't have the Crystal Reports runtime or how I can get it. This is a 64 bit machine running Windows XP. Can someone tell me where I can get the appropriate run time libraries?

I would also apprecate any sample VB or C# examples on WIndows Forms applications using these objects.

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    Posted on Oct 10, 2010 at 03:13 AM


    Before posting try searching on that error and you'll find links to tell you that because CR 2008 is a 32 bit app you need to set your project to x86 mode.

    Thank you


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