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1768230 - Report images are not updated in a Winform application


  • A report uses "Graphic Location" formula to render required images
  • At runtime in a Winform application the image does not change


  • Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010
  • Visual Studio 2010

Reproducing the Issue

  • Create a Crystal Report
  • Add an image to the report
  • Use the "Graphic Location" formula (format dialog, "x+2" button)
  • In the above formula set the image path
  • Change the image path at runtime


  • The application was loading both Crystal Reports 10.5 and Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 assemblies
  • This is a known issue on development computers only
  • See KB 1540572 and 1544532


  • On the development computer, uninstall Crystal Reports 10.5 (bundles with VS 2008)
  • Note that this will also be the case with Crystal Reports 10.2 (bundles with VS 2005)


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