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1645623 - Error message; Error detected by export DLL - when exporting a report to Adobe PDF format


  • Exporting reports with images to Adobe PDF
  • Most reports work
  • Some reports throw the following error;

CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ExportException: Error in File temp_54bf964f-5a8a-474a-9365-1b533f24928e {A8FDD84E-3F98-4B3F-A0CF-ED7848AC0D00}.rpt: Error detected by export DLL: ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Error in File temp_54bf964f-5a8a-474a-9365-1b533f24928e {A8FDD84E-3F98-4B3F-A0CF-ED7848AC0D00}.rpt: Error detected by export DLL: at CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.Controllers.ReportSourceClass.Export(ExportOptions pExportOptions, RequestContext pRequestContext) at CrystalDecisions.ReportSource.EromReportSourceBase.ExportToStream(ExportRequestContext reqContext) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ConvertDotNetToErom.ThrowDotNetException(Exception e) at CrystalDecisions.ReportSource.EromReportSourceBase.ExportToStream(ExportRequestContext reqContext) at CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.FormatEngine.ExportToStream(ExportRequestContext reqContext) at CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDoc
ument.ExportToStream(ExportOptions options) at CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument.ExportToStream(ExportFormatType formatType) at CrystalReportsProblem.Form1.CreateReport() in C:\temp\CrystalReportsProblem\Form1.vb:line 116 at CrystalReportsProblem.Form1.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) in C:\temp\CrystalReportsProblem\Form1.vb:line 8



  • Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010
  • VS2010

Reproducing the Issue

  • Code used:
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        ''The path/location where the exported file will be saved
        Dim exportFilePath As String = Application.StartupPath + "\exported.pdf"
        ''Create an instance of the Chart report
        crReportDocument = New Chart()
        ''Set the options for saving the exported file to disk
        crDiskFileDestinationOptions = New DiskFileDestinationOptions()
        crDiskFileDestinationOptions.DiskFileName = exportFilePath
        ''Set the exporting information
        crExportOptions = crReportDocument.ExportOptions
        With crExportOptions
            .DestinationOptions = crDiskFileDestinationOptions
            .ExportDestinationType = ExportDestinationType.DiskFile
            .ExportFormatType = ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat
        End With
        ''Export the report
        ''Display a message letting the user know the export is complete
        MessageBox.Show("Report exported to: '" & exportFilePath & "'")
End Sub
  • The same error is thrown exporting the report by use of the viewer export button


  • In some cases, the image height and width is set to 0 (zero)
ReportPicture = CType(oRpt.ReportDefinition.ReportObjects("picPKU"), CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.PictureObject)
ReportPicture.Height = 0
ReportPicture.Width = 0


  • Do not use height and width of zero


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