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  • Question

  • Hi:

    Running VS2013 Pro on Win7 Pro. New webform project from VS template. Drag and drop of ANY control from Toolbox has stopped working. Repaired VS. No change. Installed Update RC1. No change.

    In designer mode, many are controls showing "HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component."

    Ideas?

    TIA,

    Bill

    Saturday, December 28, 2013 12:45 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Could you please help to check whether this issue is related to Visual Studio? Please restart PC, run VS as admin, create a new and simple ASP.NET web app, drag and drop a standard control on a page to check the result.

    If the issue only occurs with the specific project, you can copy all the files of the problematic project into new web app.

    If the issue occurs at all web projects, do you run an ESET NOD32 antivirus? There's a known compatibility issue between this antivirus software and Visual Studio. See the issue details at: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/633053/error-in-visual-web-developer-10-error-creating-control-hresult-e-fail-has-been-returned-from-a-call-to-a-com-component

    To resolve the problem, we need to uninstall ESET NOD32, or at least rollback the antivirus to an old version.

    If you don’t use ESET NOD32, please disable anti-virus software on your machine or some extensions related to Visual Studio.

    Also you can try some devenv commands to fix:

    1.devenv.exe  /safemode

    2.devenv.exe  /resetskippkgs

    3.devenv.exe  /installvstemplates

    4.devenv.exe  /resetsettings

    5.devenv.exe  /resetuserdata 

    devenv.exe can be located under your VS location/Common7/IDE

    If no help, please uninstall and reinstall Visual Studio 2013. During reinstalling VS2013, please check whether there are any errors, if there are, please consult on Visual Studio Setup and Installation forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?forum=vssetup

    Best regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Amanda Zhu Wednesday, January 1, 2014 2:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amanda Zhu Monday, January 6, 2014 1:08 AM
    Monday, December 30, 2013 6:39 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Could you please help to check whether this issue is related to Visual Studio? Please restart PC, run VS as admin, create a new and simple ASP.NET web app, drag and drop a standard control on a page to check the result.

    If the issue only occurs with the specific project, you can copy all the files of the problematic project into new web app.

    If the issue occurs at all web projects, do you run an ESET NOD32 antivirus? There's a known compatibility issue between this antivirus software and Visual Studio. See the issue details at: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/633053/error-in-visual-web-developer-10-error-creating-control-hresult-e-fail-has-been-returned-from-a-call-to-a-com-component

    To resolve the problem, we need to uninstall ESET NOD32, or at least rollback the antivirus to an old version.

    If you don’t use ESET NOD32, please disable anti-virus software on your machine or some extensions related to Visual Studio.

    Also you can try some devenv commands to fix:

    1.devenv.exe  /safemode

    2.devenv.exe  /resetskippkgs

    3.devenv.exe  /installvstemplates

    4.devenv.exe  /resetsettings

    5.devenv.exe  /resetuserdata 

    devenv.exe can be located under your VS location/Common7/IDE

    If no help, please uninstall and reinstall Visual Studio 2013. During reinstalling VS2013, please check whether there are any errors, if there are, please consult on Visual Studio Setup and Installation forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?forum=vssetup

    Best regards,


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    • Proposed as answer by Amanda Zhu Wednesday, January 1, 2014 2:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amanda Zhu Monday, January 6, 2014 1:08 AM
    Monday, December 30, 2013 6:39 AM
  • Hi,

    What about your issue now, whether my suggestions can help you?

    Best regards,


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    Thursday, January 2, 2014 9:12 AM