Visual Studio – v2019 – Add Reference – “Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component”

Background Using Visual Studio 2019 and needing to add references to components, I accessed the "Add Reference" menu option but got the error noted below. Error Image Textual Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. TroubleShooting Google Search I googled on the error. Unfortunately, the most popular Google match, … Continue reading Visual Studio – v2019 – Add Reference – “Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component”