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1540572 - Error: Could not load file or assembly CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms


  • Application created in VS 2010 using CRVS2010
  • Application and correct runtime for CRVS2010 is deployed
  • Running the application results in the error:

An error occurred creating the form. See Exception.InnerException for details.  The error is: Could not load file or assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms, Version=10.5.3700.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.


  • Development environment:

VS 2008

VS 2010



  • When adding a CrystalReportViewer 13 to a .NET Windows form the assemblies added to the references are version 10.5.3700.0 instead of 13.0.2000.0


  • In the project properties, remove all Crystal Reports references of version 10.5.3700.0
  • Replace the above references with assemblies of version 13.0.2000.0
  • The issue is being tracked under ADAPT01506310


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