Adding Crystal Reports References to Your Project

Updated October 18, 2006
Iron Speed Designer V4.0 and later

When adding a Crystal Reports code customization to your application, you may need to add appropriate DLL references to your project.

Adding Crystal Reports References By Hand

Copy these DLLs into your application’s \Bin folder.

These DLLs are most likely located in:

Crystal Reports XI Release 2 using .NET Framework 2.0 / 3.0:

C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\3.5\managed\dotnet2

Crystal Reports included with Visual Studio 2005 using .NET Framework 2.0 / 3.0:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Business Objects\2.7\Managed

Note that Crystal Decisions changed their name to Business Objects, so their folder names may have changed as well.

Adding Crystal Reports References Using Visual Studio .NET

Step 1:  Open your project in Visual Studio .NET.  Open the Solution Explorer, expand the Project tag in the tree and select the References tag.  Right mouse click and select Add Reference.

Step 2:  On the Add Reference dialog, select the CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine component and press the Select button.  This will add the library to the Selected Components area at the bottom of the dialog.  Repeat this for the CrystalDecisions.Shared component.  Press OK on the dialog to add this to the Visual Studio .NET project.

Step 3:  Save the project.  You can either build from Visual Studio .NET or you can build from Iron Speed Designer.

To build from Iron Speed Designer, set your application’s compiler to Visual Studio .NET via the Application Wizard in Iron Speed Designer.

See Also

Creating a Crystal Reports Report File

Adding a Crystal Report to Your Iron Speed Designer Application

Adding Crystal Reports References to Your Project

Opening Crystal Reports PDF Files in Separate Browser Windows

Deploying a Crystal Reports Application

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