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October 22, 2009

‘MS.Win32.Penimc.UnsafeNativeMethods’ threw an exception

Filed under: tech — Tags: , , — zproxy @ 11:30 am

Yesterday I installed Visual Studio 2010 beta 2. All good.

Today I tried to run a WPF application. Crash!

Unhandled Exception: System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘MS.Win32.Penimc.UnsafeNativeMethods’ threw an exception. —> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {14D4CBD9-7490-4F25-BAA6-1C5E22F6B1E3} failed due to the fo
llowing error: 80040154.
at MS.Win32.Penimc.UnsafeNativeMethods..cctor()

I needed to consult google to learn how to actually file a bug to microsoft. Oh and connect site does NOT work with Google Chrome.

Update: After a few days I created this forum thread.

This is by no means the first issue I have encountered with WPF. Previously I have seen WPF to become unresponsive just like the rendered is not there. I had to reboot to overcome that.

WPF is great, but it kind of fails once too much!

Update: Notified Jason about the issue.

Update: The fix looks like this at the time:

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\WPF>regsvr32 PenIMC.dll


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