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CR XI R2 .net viewer


Iu2019m developing a .net application where I need to preview a Crystal Report. The application is a u201CClickOnceu201D application. Normally to my understanding the viewer dlls needs to be installed and registered on the client machine using an msi which is created from the merge modules released by Business Objects. Since this is a u2018ClickOnceu201D application I canu2019t install or register any dlls. So for this I need a viewer which doesnu2019t needs dlls to be installed or registered but just copying would be sufficient. Is such a Crystal Report Viewer available and if so what and where can I find it? What files needs to be copied to the client machine?

Thanking you in advance,



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Hello Chanaka,

Crystal Reports is not fully managed by the .NET frameworks so our runtime files and assemblies are not included in a framework installation. This is why you need to include our runtime files as part of a merge module/MSI deployment. This is the only way to deploy the Crystal Report Viewer and all the other necessary files.

The Crystal Reports runtime files can be identified as a prerequisite for your clickonce deployment, or they can be deployed separately with the .NET framework. In either case, the Crystal Report runtime files still have to be deployed.

You can search for "clickonce crystal reports" on [|] for instructions.


Dan Kelleher

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