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Images and Parameters Broken in CrystalReportViewer

May 28, 2009


I hate Crystal Reports.  I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown today after launching a well tested app and finding my reportviewer with broken images or with a mysterious javascript error saying Object Expected.


The deal is that Crystal requires the aspnet_client folder that IIS creates in your Default Web Site and is accessable to all the virtual folders that live there.

However if you try to deploy your site to a new website on the server to use a different port or subdomain using host headers you won’t have access to the aspnet_client goodness and your reports will be borked.


You can either copy the folder into your application folder or create a virtual folder that points to the aspnet_client folder in the Default site.


and you’re golden.


I owe a co-worker with a good memory for putting me on the right scent to figure this out.  Hope this helps someone avoid the anguish this caused me.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark permalink
    April 27, 2010 3:47 am

    Thanks echostorm!!

    I had this issue come up and was totally stomped! If only we had stumbled over your site earlier we would have saved hours of wasted time! 😛

    Thanks again!! excellent solution!

  2. April 15, 2013 6:23 am

    Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this
    blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • April 15, 2013 12:06 pm

      Pics are ok. Might be something going on with the site or on your end. Try again later

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