In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the custom formatting options
available to Crystal reports developers when deploying applications. Custom
formatting helps those folks who develop and resell custom applications. Their customers
may want to customize the formatting of their reports to include company colors,
maybe even logos. This topic is also appropriate for internal developers who
develop applications across departments, giving those departments the ability
to customize their report formatting.
It is assumed the reader is familiar with how to create
Crystal Reports and format them. The reader should have some familiarity with
programming and programming concepts in .NET languages. The examples for this
article will be in C#.
Visual Studio 2008
Crystal Reports .NET
SQL Server 2005