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2021348 - Modifying a Picture object in .NET ignores Object.Height and Object.Width when setting Condition Formula Can Grow is enabled


When modifying an existing picture object and using a formula to update the image file location and name using the .Modify() method the image is not sizing accordingly.


  • Crystal Reports for Visual Studio
  • VS 2010
  • VS 2012
  • VS 2013


  • This issue has been tracked with ADAPT01727457 and scheduled for SP 11 ( possibly SP 10 ).
  • Work-around:
 You can do this all dynamically and creatively as you wish but the basics to updating the image is as follows:
CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.PictureObject boPictureObject = new CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.PictureObject(); ;
string strNewImageFilename = "D:\\Atest\\DSC_2655.jpg";
foreach (CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.ReportObject oReportObject in objects)
if (oReportObject.Kind == CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.CrReportObjectKindEnum.crReportObjectKindPicture)
var oPlaceholderPicture = oReportObject as CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.PictureObject;
if (oPlaceholderPicture != null)
// clone the original object so it can be modified
var oNewPicture = (CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.PictureObject)oPlaceholderPicture.Clone(true);
var cf = new CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.ConditionFormula();
PicFileLocationFormula.Text = "\"" + strNewImageFilename + "\"";
oNewPicture.Format.EnableCanGrow = false;
oNewPicture.GraphicLocationFormula = PicFileLocationFormula;
oNewPicture.Width = 4320; // 3 inches
oNewPicture.Height = 1440; // 1 inch
rptClientDoc.ReportDefController.ReportObjectController.Modify( oPlaceholderPicture, oNewPicture );
// Call the Modify again to update the CanGrow flag to false - default is set to True
oNewPicture.Format.EnableCanGrow = false;
rptClientDoc.ReportDefController.ReportObjectController.Modify(oPlaceholderPicture, oNewPicture);


The issue is resolved in Service Pack 10 for SAP Crystal Reports, Developer Version for Visual Studio .NET.


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