1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 23, 2013 4:37 PM by Don Williams RSS

visual studio 2012

Chester Costa
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i downloaded and install VS2012 and its running smoothly fine.but when i try to open my report (Crystal Report), it display ony the binary code..any help or suggestions?

  • Re: visual studio 2012
    Don Williams
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    Did you install CR for VS?




    First link.


    New app, set the Framework to full and CPU to x86 then drop the CrystalReportViewer onto the form. May have to add it to the tool box, make sure it's version 13.x.x.x.

    This should add the Engine and Shared to the references.


    Add a button, in the button code add the following:


    CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument rpt = new CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument();


    rpt.Load(@"c:\testreport.rpt", OpenReportMethod.OpenReportByTempCopy);


    crystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = rpt;


    Use a report with saved data and it should just preview.

    If it doesn't look at the install process, and don't simply install the redist package, they don't integrate into VS.


    Try right clicking on the VS executable and selecting run as administrator.


    It's opening as a binary because the DDE doesn't have a relationship as to what a file with a RPT extension is.