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1509097 - How to copy a text field from the Crystal Reports winform viewer?


  • Using the Crystal Reports Report Designer Component's (RDC) ActiveX viewer, it was possible to copy a string from the viewer (highlight string, Ctrl+C)
  • How to achieve this in the Crystal Reports .NET winform viewer?


  • Crystal Reports 2008 SP3
  • Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET 2010, SP1

Reproducing the Issue

  • Create a windows application using the Crystal Reports SDK for VS .NET
  • View a report in the winform viewer
  • Try to copy any content from the winform viewer


The issue has been identified and logged under Problem Report ID ADAPT01478977.



  • Use CrystalReportViewer.DoubleClickPage() event
  • Use ClickPage() event
  • The viewer does not expose the ObjectInfo class in any other event


  • This issue has been addressed in Service Pack 4 for Crystal Reports 2008.
  • This issue is planned to be addressed in Service Pack 2 for Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010.


copy paste cut ctrlc ctrlv ADAPT01478978 ADAPT01512611  , KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , Product Enhancement


Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2 ; SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio