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1216239 - How to access a Crystal Report "Preview Picture" using the CR .NET or RAS .NET SDK?


  • How get a thumbnail picture of a report using the Crystal Reports .NET SDK when using the Save Preview Picture feature in the Crystal Report options?




  • Crystal Reports XI R2
  • Crystal Reports 2008
  • Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010
  • Crystal Reports .NET SDK


  • The Crystal Reports and RAS .NET SDK's don't allow you to access the preview picture.
  • The preview picture is only available through BusinessObjects Enterprise and Crystal Reports Server.
  • You can retrieve the preview picture using the Enterprise .NET SDK
    • Use the InfoObject.GetPicture() method to retrieve the preview picture of the managed report.




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Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 2008