posted on 18 March 2014


(HRESULT:0X8007007E) Error when trying to view data from a table in Visual Studio (SQL Compact)

TAGS: Visual Studio

I just wanted to share a solution for a problem that I have come across recently.

I was working on an .NET MVC  project in which a SQL Compact database was set up, it was all fine. However, when trying to check the Table data in visual studio I had the following error:



This is an issue with the dsref80.dll due to being corrupted.

The solution can be found here:


I hope this is helpful.




José holds a first class degree in “Business Information Systems” from the University of East London where he specialized in Web Development. His expertise and interests lie in front-end technologies, including HTML/5, CSS3, JavaScript (as well as frameworks like jQuery). His server side skills roll around ASP.NET

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