* Family Tree Mike wrote, On 2-11-2009 17:41:
> "ngrTerry" wrote:
>> I am looking to write reports in a reporting tool other than crystal
>> reports because our crystal reports design looks outdated compared to
>> the results we can obtain in html.
>> The problem we have with using the Windows.Forms WebBrowser control is
>> that it relies on the Internet Explorer engine to be installed on the
>> PC to be able to use it.
>> We have found that this is not an option because some of our clients
>> do not have a web browser interface installed at all. Windows7 does
>> not come with one as standard and some companies will not allow a web
>> browser on the machines.
>> We therefore have to be able to produce reports using a different html
>> tool of sorts. We prefer to use html as we can use View Source to
>> download reports from off-site servers.
>> Thanks in advance for any feedback
> There was a discussion of this on one of the newsgroups recently. My
> recollection is that although IE is not installed in some versions of Windows
> 7, that Shdocvw.dll, is always installed. The web browser control uses the
> dll, not IE. It may be that you don't have a problem, but you should
> configure a test machine to confirm.
Yes as far as I know that is correct. And Microsoft has removed the
Windows 7 E product from the market. European versions get an update
that allows the user to pick addition browsers to install.
So you should be safe. Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 all come with the
required library pre-installed.
jesse.houwing at sogeti.nl