1264016 - How to distribute the Crystal VCL for Delphi

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1264016 - How to distribute the Crystal VCL for Delphi


How do you distribute the Crystal Reports VCL for Delphi and Borland C++ Builder?


1. Using the RDC Merge Modules.

a. Requires you manually add CRPE32.dll to your distribution.

b. Only option if the deployment machine does not have the Visual Studio .NET framework installed.


2. Using the .NET Merge Modules or MSI

a. Deploys crpe32.dll

b. With Crystal 2008 the size is much smaller

c. Will not install if the Visual Studio .NET framework is not present.

See Also

The Technical Paper “Updating the Crystal Reports VCL” found here:



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