Adding CrystalReportViewer to webform at runtime along with late binding
I have following queries regarding the use of Crystal Reports 2008 in VS 2005 Web Application:-
1) Is it possible to add CrystalReportviewer to webform at runtime rather than design time?
2) Is it possible to load Crystal libraries at runtime without early binding it to Web Application? Using reflection can the Crystal libraries be loaded at runtime?
3) Is it possible to use above together?
Any help will be appreciated.
It is possible to use late binding for the viewer and to use reflection. I have spoken to clients who were doing just that. We do not have examples as we recommend building, testing and deploying with the referenced version.
The issues they have brought up are to be sure you have all of the dependencies required for the report and the viewer and that if you are using different versions then the application was designed with, you have tested the functionality has not changed.
A simple example is Dynamic parameter fields supported in Crystal Reports XI did not exist in version 9.0 and 10.
Be sure all of the referenced .dlls match in version and are not loading a mixture on any system.