[Crystal Reports] Could not load file or assembly crdb_adoplus.dll

Updated on     Kisan Patel


How to solve the following exception occurring with Crystal Reports in Windows/WPF Application.

Could not load file or assembly ‘file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0\Common\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\win32_x86\dotnet1\crdb_adoplus.dll’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.



You need to add the following attribute to the startup tag.


After adding above property to startup tag, your App.Config file should look like below.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
      <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true">
          <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.0"/>

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