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1836383 - Space displayed before a period


  • A report with a text string like: Configuration displays correctly in the Crystal Reports Designer.
  • At runtime in a Visual Studio .NET application the string may display with a apace before the ending period: Configuration .


  • SAP Crystal reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio


  • The issue has been escalated for a fix
  • CR 2011 and CRVS Reference ADAPT01696311, ADAPT01696312
  • CR 2008 Reference: ADAPT01727267



  • The issue has been resolved in the following product updates:


    • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
      • SP 2
    • SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio
      • SP 7 


  •  CR 2008 fix is scheduled for Fix Pack 7.1 (ETA: July 2014)
  • NOTE:
    • This is a resolution that is taking advantage of new undocumented APIs
    • Print quality degradation will occur
    • Anti-aliasing will soften the edges of fonts and other objects


  • Add the following to an application config file
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
        <sectionGroup name="businessObjects">
          <sectionGroup name="crystalReports">
            <section name="crystalReportViewer" type="System.Configuration.NameValueSectionHandler"/>
            <add key="AntiAlias" value="true"/>




anti aliasing alias empty dot , KBA , BI-DEV-NET-SDK , .NET SDK / COM SDK , Bug Filed


Crystal Reports 2008 V1