Fresh install of VS 2012 on Win 8 and I am getting un handled exception on new project


  • I installed VS 2012 Express for Windows 8. I create a C# project with Empty XAML and I can run it. When I go to open the Mainpage.XML I get the error below and designer won't load. I went under store and acquired a developer account and restarted the computer and VS several times. What is this error? How can I resolve it so I can tinker around with VS. Does this always happen on a fresh install? Uninstalled and repaired a couple times but I can't get this error to go away on the designer part.

    Here's the XAML it's trying to load:



        <Grid Background="{StaticResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}">


    Thanks for any help. Aggravating.

    Package failed updates, dependency or conflict validation. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CF3)
       at Microsoft.Expression.HostUtility.Platform.AppContainerProcessDomainFactory.CreateDesignerProcess(String applicationPath, String clientPort, Uri hostUri, IDictionary environmentVariables, Int32& processId, Object& processData)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Primitives.ProcessDomainFactory.ProcessIsolationDomain..ctor(ProcessDomainFactory factory, IIsolationBoundary boundary, AppDomainSetup appDomainInfo, FrameworkName targetFramework, String identifier, String baseDirectory)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Primitives.ProcessDomainFactory.CreateIsolationDomain(IIsolationBoundary boundary)
       at Microsoft.Expression.HostUtility.Platform.AppContainerProcessDomainFactory.CreateIsolationDomain(IIsolationBoundary boundary)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Primitives.IsolationBoundary.Initialize()
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Primitives.IsolationBoundary.CreateInstance[T](Type type)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.IsolatedExportProvider.Initialize()
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExpressionHost.Services.VSIsolationService.CreateExportProvider(IIsolationTarget isolationTarget, ICatalogFactory catalogFactory, IExportFilter filter)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.IsolationService.CreateLease(IIsolationTarget isolationTarget)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.IsolatedDesignerService.CreateLease(IIsolationTarget isolationTarget, CancellationToken cancelToken, DesignerServiceEntry& entry)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.IsolatedDesignerService.IsolatedDesignerView.CreateDesignerViewInfo(CancellationToken cancelToken)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.IsolatedTaskScheduler.InvokeWithCulture[T](CultureInfo culture, Func`2 func, CancellationToken cancelToken)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.IsolatedTaskScheduler.<>c__DisplayClassa`1.<StartTask>b__6()
       at System.Threading.Tasks.Task`1.InnerInvoke()
       at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()

    Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:16 PM

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  • I have a feeling this maybe a Windows 8 problem. I just installed from scratch Windows 8 yesterday. The only other program I put on the computer is STEAM and downloaded one game. Then I tried to install express and it gave me the above error. I then removed it and installed Visual Studio PRO demo and I'm getting the same error.

    I'm going to try and repair Windows 8 and see if that resolves this issue. The only other difference is I have 2 drives C: and D: and I put most of my apps on D:

    Sunday, June 30, 2013 10:41 PM