Viewer Methods

When working with the Crystal Report Viewer, we have a number of methods available to us, which will allow us to integrate specific viewer functions into our application. As we move through this section, keep in mind that these methods can be used to create your own look and feel for the report preview window, as shown in Figure 4-18.

During the course of this section, we will actually be looking at the code behind the custom viewer shown here, so it is probably not a bad idea to start a new project within this chapter's solution file. To create a new project from within Visual Studio, select File ^ New ^ Project and from Visual Basic Projects, select Windows Application and specify a name, as shown in Figure 4-19, (in the sample code, we have called this project viewer_methods) and location for your project files. Remember to set this project as your startup project.

Figure 4-18

Hew Project m

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A project for creating an application with a Windows user interface Name: I viewer_methods

Location: | c:\Crystal.NET2003\Chapter04

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Project will be created at c:\Crystal.NET2003\Chapter04\viewer_methods.


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