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Possibly look at a Path Length issue (how long is the string path?) or the path itself (does it have access permission still to the path ?).
Are you using a %path% variable, or C:\User\JoUser\Documents type of output path ?
It's user choice. The error is happening now when the browse destination is supposed to appear. This is all handled internally by the viewer control. For now, I have them printing to a pdf printer as a workaround. Thanks.
Worst piece of s*** I've ever worked with.
Setting a single property somehow cleared my entire object leaving it in an invalid state that could never be made right.
After searching in the deepest and darkest corners of the interwebz I found out I had to set that property using a whole different API (had to add about six references to set a single property), go through some very obscure classes and properties, get a reference to some dictionary, and then set the value of some string key. And all of that had to happen in a very specific order, because if I got a reference to B before getting a reference to A my object would be invalid again. Way to go Crystal.
It's a few years back, but I remember commenting my code "the programmer who made this must've been drunk and drugged!" and that was the most serious comment I ever wrote
None of that was a joke, a matter of speech, or an overreaction. That was how it actually was...
I can sign that sentiment as well.
When we started using Crystal Reports we had a scaling issue, the support was non existent and the was literally hundreds and possibly thousands of people having the same issue.
Three versions later it still wasn't fixed and we swapped to Devexpress.
Their product wasn't really ripe by that time and we had quite some issues actually, but what a support! They really tried to fix everything for us by the next day, and either gave us a workaround or a fix with the returning mail.
We've used their WinForms control suite.
The controls were beautiful, worked really well, and had lots of features!
Whenever we did have a problem or question their support was great.
We got the same support you got, usually a reply within 24 hours and more often than not a fix or workaround.
I can't recommend DevExpress highly enough!
Too bad we couldn't use their reporting suite.
Our customer used Crystal and had hundreds of custom made reports.
They did have someone who knew how to create Crystal reports, but no one who could create DevExpress reports...
Because they just made reports, that went pretty well (mostly, some issues there as well).
We made the software. It's the Crystal SDK that's a steaming pile of sh*t.
We had the problem, not our customer. As far as they were concerned we just didn't know how Crystal worked (and I guess that's true as Crystal made sure no one would ever understand their SDK)