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CrystalDecisions.Shared.SharedUtils threw an exception

So, I was having an issue similar to the thread at The type initializer for 'CrystalDecisions.Shared.SharedUtils' threw an exc

Here is what i am doing currently:

DSN connection to a source via

Dim conn As New OdbcConnection("DSN=lalConnect")

and then

input = getfile()
While (Not (input.Contains(".rpt")))
         MessageBox.Show(input & " is NOT a .rpt file")
         input = getfile()
End While
ReportViewer.CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = input.ToString

I set the compiler to be for any CPU type (x86 || x64)

My error throws in the last line of the above code and would show message "An Error Occurred creating the form. See Exception.InnerException for details. The error is: The type initializer for 'CrystalDecisions.Shared.SharedUtils' threw an exceptiion."

I wasnt quite sure as to why this was happening, and as a side question, i wasnt sure how to connect my DSN connection to the report so it can properly pull information. could be a reason why it is throwing this error..?

Thanks everyone.

P.S.- If you need more information, i can post it.

Edited by: fallenreaper on Feb 14, 2011 4:38 PM

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