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HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component


I have setup a new development environment using

WIN 8.1, VS2013, Telerik controls q3 2014, Dotnetnuke 7.03.04, 6.08 and latest DNN 7 Project Templates V4 for VS2013.

When I create a new DAL2 project and open view.ascx in design mode then I get "hresult e_fail..." error for the rptItemList control. I am also not able to put a control in design mode. If I write the control in the source and go back to design mode then I get the same error for the created control..

If I create a new ASP.NET web application project I have NO problems adding controls and no errors.

ps: I did some googling I see a similar post ( but cannot see if it is solved and how it is solved...)

Please help.

Kind regards,

Closed Feb 27, 2015 at 3:23 PM by christoc


htbit wrote Feb 25, 2015 at 7:17 PM

I dont understand that still no response to my question! It is a show stopper at this moment using the christoc template

christoc wrote Feb 25, 2015 at 7:57 PM

Sorry Henk, I don't know the cause to this.

htbit wrote Feb 27, 2015 at 12:41 PM

Hi Chris,

I see that another person has exactly the same issue as mine (difference is win7 versus win 8,1)

see (

but I cannot see if its is solved... (the link is broken or something....)


christoc wrote Feb 27, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Feel free to browse the discussion board, this is not an issue with the templates, but your environment. I posted on stack overflow as well.

wrote Feb 27, 2015 at 3:23 PM