We have a lot of requests for how ISVs can extend the Crystal Reports designer with custom addins to better integrate with their application.
This sample code and whitepaper demonstrates how to use .Net code to extend the Crystal Reports 2008 designer with:
- New Addin menu entries
- New toolbar buttons
This includes sample code for use with Visual Studio 2003 and 2005.
Intended use cases are:
- Opening and saving reports to and from an applications storage system.
- Programmatic modifications of reports.
- Accessing application metadata from within the report design environment.
This sample code is also included in David Hilton’s great reference of Crystal Reports .NET SDK Samples.