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Chapter 30. COM Reporting Components > Delivering Reports Using the Report View...

Delivering Reports Using the Report Viewer

In the previous section, only printing and exporting were mentioned as options for delivering reports. You might have been wondering how to view reports onscreen. This section will cover using the report viewer to view reports. This report viewer control is usually referred to as the ActiveX viewer, or the Crystal Reports Viewer Control. It is an ActiveX control, which means that in addition to being able to be dropped on to any Visual Basic form—like the other components of the Report Designer Component—it can be used in any COM-compliant development environment. Its filename is CRViewer.dll. Figure 30.4 depicts the ActiveX viewer displaying a report from a Visual Basic application.

Figure 30.4. A Crystal Report is shown here being displayed in the ActiveX viewer.



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