Component Object Model (COM) Error – CO_E_ATTEMPT_TO_CREATE_OUTSIDE_CLIENT_CONTEXT 0x80004024

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “CO_E_ATTEMPT_TO_CREATE_OUTSIDE_CLIENT_CONTEXT 0x80004024” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message

CO_E_ATTEMPT_TO_CREATE_OUTSIDE_CLIENT_CONTEXT 0x80004024

What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

The specified activation could not occur in the client context as specified.