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Derek Read

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This CLSID is not one we use and I don't think we have any that are close to this either.

The first section, '5ASEEDC', appears to be bogus so I'm not sure why Visual Studio would be reporting it. A standard CLSID has 8 characters in the first section and a CLSID when reported this way constists of hex digits (0-9 and A-F). This one contains an “S”. There is certainly something odd going on with your computer if this is the behavior you are seeing.

For COM components (such as parts of XMetaL Developer), Windows uses a GUID coded in text form (when stored in the Registry and used in other places in code, error messages, etc), which take following form: