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Sep 24, 2012 at 05:49 PM

Tutorial on setting up and using Crystal XI with Visual Basic 2010 WinForm?


I have been searching the internet (Google) and these forums but have been unable to find a tutorial on what Crystal pieces to install for Crystal XI. I am using Visual Basic 2010 and trying to create a WinForms project.

My developement environment is Windows 7 64 bit. The client workstations can be either XP or Win 7 (32 or 64 bit).

I believe I need two pieces of information.

1. Which Crystal pieces need to be installed on my 64 bit Win 7 development computer? Is there a particular order they need to be installed? Do I need to do anything else after the install package has run?

2. Since these programs will be distributed to clients with different data sources (SQL Server names, Database names, user names and passwords are different. Also Parameters need to be passed.), I need to programatically change the connection information for the report. I have this working in Visual Studio 2008 with a report that was developed in Visual Studio 2008. However, I do not seem to be able to get this code to work with a Visual Basic 2010 project. I would appreciate tutorial that contains the appropriate code, along with what pieces to include in the VB project and how to deal with the 64 Bit/32 bit client workstation issue.

If these two tutorial do not exist but I am able to get this working with the assistance of forum memebers, I will create the tutorials when we are finished for others to reference in the future.