How to Change Crystal Report Formatting for Different Customers - Part 2
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Published: 03 Oct 2008
Eric continues the series on how to format your Crystal reports programmatically. This can be very helpful when deploying the same reports for different customers who want a different look. He demonstrates the different formatting methods, such as custom formatting a WinForm application, and also that of Crystal objects with the help of relevant source code.
by Eric Landes
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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#.

System Requirements

·         Visual Studio 2008

·         Crystal Reports .NET

·         SQL Server 2005

·         Adventureworks database

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