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Can't I just copy DLL files to another computer where Crystal Reports is not installed?

Hi, i've built a windows application using VS2010 and Crystal Reports.  However, when i copy the built files, to a new computer the crystal report does not work.  I know that i can download and install the MSI file from SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio: Updates & Runtime Downloads.   However, isn't it just possible to copy certain DLL files to the same folder where my application is?  In that case which DLL files would i copy?



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Unfortunately, you cannot copy the CR runtime dlls. The CR.NET component relies on COM Interop for the back end report processing engine, so XCopy deployments won't work.

Deploy the runtime using the MSI, MSM or ClickOnce.

- Ludek

Senior Support Engineer AGS Product Support, Global Support Center Canada

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