I've got a legacy app, written in VB6, using Crystal Reports 8 (not 8.5 - just 8).
What I need to do is to figure out how, programmatically, to generate or export a PDF version of a report.
Apparently CR 8 doesn't export to PDF - that apparently is a feature that came with 8.5. Or at least it seems broken in the version I have.
So I'm trying to use PDFCreator, and trying to control it via the COM object that is visible and accessible inside of VB6.
Here's the problem... I want to do this pdf generation in the program with no user involvement. So I want to be able to tell PDFCreator where to create the file, what to call it, etc. and I want to be able to tell Crystal Reports to print the report to PDFCreator.
Unfortunately, I can't figure out the right invocation that DOESN'T cause the user to see a pop-up window asking them where to save the pdf and what to call it.
I know that the COM object for PDFCreator seems full featured, but the actual documentation and examples - at least to accomplish what I want to do - seems scarce.
Anyone else have any ideas for me?