Visual Styles-related operation resulted in an error


So I get an error when selecting the, “Open” option in any tool in Horizon.
Error: Visual Styles-related operation resulted in an error because visual styles are currently disabled in the client area.

I have been getting that error too.

I finds fix to it using windows 8 instead of windows 10 because it work as I change the program compatibility to Windows 8 and the error was gone

im getting the same error but thats not fixing the problem

SOLUTION: change settings to HIGH-CONTRAST MODE. Whenever the error pops up again click continue until it goes away.

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Turns out the extraction didn’t work and now I’m getting the same error except the second paragraph says: Creating an instance of the COM component with CLSID …etc.

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oh plot twist :frowning:

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Try opening Horizon with contrast mode ON, then when the new error pops up turn constrast mode OFF and click Continue. It worked for me


Damn, thank you! This worked!

How do you turn on contrast mode?

Type Contrast mode into the start menu.

I had this error for a while and tried everything suggested, nothing worked. Then I installed a Windows Update for .NET Framework and everything works sweet.

For anyone having this issue try installing that then restarting your computer.