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Special Edition Using® Crystal Reports® 10 by Roger Sanborn, Steve Lucas, Kathryn Hunt, Joe Estes, Michael Voloshko, James Edkins, Bob Coates, Naisan Geula, Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald

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Delivering Reports with the Windows Forms Viewer

After reports are imported into or referenced from a Visual Studio .NET project, the next obvious step is to have a way to view those reports. This section covers report viewing in Windows Forms applications.

Windows Forms is the new .NET technology for building rich-client applications. It is the evolution of the COM and ActiveX platform that Crystal Reports was so popular in. When it comes to .NET, Crystal Decisions decided to write a native .NET control based on the Windows Forms technology. This control is simply called the Windows Forms Viewer. It's corresponding class name is CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms.CrystalReportViewer.

Like other Windows Forms controls, this control ultimately inherits ...

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