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I get this error message (that you can see below), when I try to open a view's design. It's not happening with tables, only with views and only when I try to see the design, so I'm able to retrieve the data from it, for example with a select query. I got this error since we moved the database to another virtual server. I tried on different computers with different Windows (7 and 10) and SSMS (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014) versions.

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TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
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Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt. (Microsoft.VisualStudio.OLE.Interop)

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BUTTONS:

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When I click on the details I am presented with the following information:

Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt. (Microsoft.VisualStudio.OLE.Interop)

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Program Location:

   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.OLE.Interop.IOleCommandTarget.QueryStatus(Guid& pguidCmdGroup, UInt32 cCmds, OLECMD[] prgCmds, IntPtr pCmdText)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.DocumentObjectSite.QueryStatus(Guid& pguidCmdGroup, UInt32 cCmds, OLECMD[] prgCmds, IntPtr pCmdText)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.WindowFrame.QueryStatus(Guid& pguidCmdGroup, UInt32 cCmds, OLECMD[] prgCmds, IntPtr pCmdText)
   at Microsoft.Internal.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsTrackSelectionExPrivate.Register()
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.WindowFrame.ConnectSelectionContext()
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.WindowFrame.Activate()
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.WindowManagerService.viewManager_ActiveViewChanged(Object sender, ActiveViewChangedEventArgs e)
   at System.EventHandler`1.Invoke(Object sender, TEventArgs e)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.PlatformUI.ExtensionMethods.RaiseEvent[TEventArgs](EventHandler`1 eventHandler, Object source, TEventArgs args)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.PlatformUI.Shell.ViewManager.SetActiveView(View view, ActivationType type)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.WindowFrame.ShowInternal(ShowFlags showFlags)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.WindowFrame.b__26()
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ErrorHandler.CallWithCOMConvention(Func`1 method)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.WindowFrame.Show()
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.WindowFrame.MarshalingWindowFrame.b__7a()
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.ThreadHelper.Invoke[TResult](Func`1 method)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.WindowManagement.WindowFrame.MarshalingWindowFrame.Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsWindowFrame.Show()
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.Editors.VirtualProject.CreateDesigner(Urn origUrn, DocumentType editorType, DocumentOptions aeOptions, IManagedConnection con, String fileName)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.Editors.VirtualProject.Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.Editors.ISqlVirtualProject.CreateDesigner(Urn origUrn, DocumentType editorType, DocumentOptions aeOptions, IManagedConnection con, String fileName)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.Editors.ISqlVirtualProject.CreateDesigner(Urn origUrn, DocumentType editorType, DocumentOptions aeOptions, IManagedConnection con, String fileName)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.Editors.VsDocumentMenuItem.CreateDesignerWindow(IManagedConnection mc, DocumentOptions options)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.Editors.VsDocumentMenuItem.InvokeDesigner(IManagedConnection connection)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.Editors.VsDocumentMenuItem.Invoke()
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.ObjectExplorer.ToolsMenuItemBase.MenuInvokedHandler(Object sender, EventArgs args)

We have SSMS 2012 and 2014 installed on Windows 10 and a few older computers have SSMS 2010 and 2012 on Windows 7. All computers have Visual Studio 2015 installed. Unfortunately, due to company policy I'm not able to use newer version than SSMS 2014.

We use SQL Server 2016. (Version 13.0.4001.0; NT x64)

exec sp_helptext 'theView' works well.

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Because you are using a newer version of SQL Server than SSMS, I recommend you install a SSMS of same version or later than the SQL Server. There is no guarantee that an older version of SSMS will work on a newer SQL Server, but the opposite should work. SSMS should be backward compatible but no guarantee to be future compatible.

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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2014 not 100% compatible with SQL Server 2016. Try to upgrade your SSMS to 2016 or newer, it should help.

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Not an answer but more of a note: You can just view the view as a script.

  1. Right click on the View
  2. Click "Script View As"
  3. Click "Create to" or "Alter to"
  4. Click "New Query Window"

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