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Article ID: 940323 - Last Review: August 22, 2007 - Revision: 1.2

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Symptom 1

Consider the following scenario. In Microsoft Expression Blend, you copy an <Image> element, or you copy an element that contains an <Image> element. Then, you paste the <Image> element, or you paste the element that contains the <Image> element. In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:
The Clipboard text could not be pasted. An XML document must contain a root level element.
If you view the Microsoft Expression Blend project in the XAML view, the Source attribute of the <Image> element is set to an alphanumeric identifier. For example, the Source attribute of the <Image> element may appear as follows:
<Image Source="0847aae3-d5bc-43ec-909f-d8f9e3d62a77">
You expect the Source attribute of the <Image> element to be set to the name of the image file.

Symptom 2

Consider the following scenario. You install Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition on a computer. In Microsoft Expression Blend, you add an event handler, and then you set the event handler to use Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition. In this scenario, Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition does not start. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
The following event handler will be copied to the clipboard […]


Hotfix information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the KB940323.exe package now. (

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  ( ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


You must have Microsoft Expression Blend version 1.0 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform


To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Regional and Language Options.
  3. Click the Regional Options tab, and then click Customize.

    Note If you use Windows Vista, click the Formats tab, and then click Customize this format.
  4. In the Decimal symbol box, type a period (.).

    Note Make sure that the character that appears in the Digit grouping symbol box is not a period.
  5. Click OK two times.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  ( ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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