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Former Member
Jan 08, 2011 at 07:39 PM

Annoying Message Box Flash in Crystal Reports vs2010 viewer


I am displaying a document using Crystal Reports vs2010 viewer control in a C# Win Forms application.

When selecting the next toolbutton there is an annoying message box that flashes (very) briefly that reads:

"Please wait while the document is processing". It is then overwritten by the next page. This flashes each time the next page toolbutton is selected. Once the last page is encountered and the document has been fully rendered, the message box no longer occurs.

I understand the document is not fully rendered initially, so Crystal does not know how many pages there are, and I understand the trade offs for that and am OK with all that. However, this is an application that has been upgraded from previous versions of Crystal several times and this behavior is new (or at least wasn't visible in prior versions) to Crystal vs2010 as far as I can tell.

I would like to suppress this message box and its accompanying flash which will be very annoying to users The development workstation this is occurring on is a very recent high end machine with quad cores, 12GB of ram, etc so it is unrelated to horsepower.

So my preference would be to turn off this annoying feature or second choice would be to cause the viewer to fully render the document before displaying the first page which I believe would eliminate the issue at the cost of performance.

I know my user community and they are not going to accept this.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.