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Jul 19, 2011 at 02:10 PM

Moving to CR 2008 - Active X Viewer and CDO32



Hello! I am the lead for a project that is written in C++/MFC. Currently our use of CR 8.5 is pretty simple -- we have several dialogs in which we've embedded the Active X viewer, and the data source is always constructed in-memory using CDO32. (We never use any other data sources like ODBC... it's always CDO.)

From reading the various articles and blogs, I grok that if I want to use 2008, I think I have to move away from the Active X viewer/CDO (although I did find that there is an ActiveX viewer in 2008??)... Can someone just summarize for me in a couple of sentences what my approach should be? Should I stick with the activex viewer in 2008, and replace my "CDO code" with somnething else? Should I rip out the ActiveX viewer and replace it with the .NET viewer? If so, is there something analogous to CDO in the CR .NET APIs?

Thanks in advance,

Mike Johnson