Monthly Archives: October 2010

Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created.

Today I tried installing MS SQL Server Management Studio Express and received the following error:
TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
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SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:
Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created..
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BUTTONS:
OK
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I searched around the internet and found some suggestions to close everything and re-run.  I had quite a few doubts that this would make any difference, but sure enough it worked for me.  I closed all windows, made sure the installer window had focus, and it worked.
Still not really sure what the exact problem was, but at least this “workaround” took care of the problem for me.
Environment:
Windows Vista (32-bit)
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008