Quick Reference to Crystal Reports in VB.NET
Just $14 - Immediate
trying to figure out how to launch and control your Crystal Reports
from VB.NET. This 12 page PDF, with 6 simple code examples,
not only covers the basics - it will also help you understand how
is integrated with .NET. My code examples and sample projects
out any unnecessary variables and objects to expose the core of each
This is unlike the Crystal samples that bury each command in
Included in this package is working
source code for compiling your own simple Crystal
Desktop Viewer. This viewer can be customized and
your users select a report from any directory and run the report,
without installing Crystal Reports!
does not teach you how to write Crystal Reports, and assumes that you
know the basics of VB.NET. I don't cover the other .NET
but since they all share the same object model, you may find that most
this material is applicable. Also note that
Basic Express Edition does NOT
support integration of Crystal Reports. If you are using VB5 or
VB6 you should get my
Quick Reference for Crystal in VB.
and references and how they are used.
The objects and minimum code needed to launch an existing report.
How to Connect to the server in
your application before launching SQL based reports.
to the most common formats
How to pass a DataSet from the application to the
How to change Subreport properties
How to override and control the following settings in a report using
.NET variables so they can be passed to formulas and parameters
A list of links and other free resources.