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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0 Shows Splash Screen then Closes

Issue
Opening SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0 shows splash screen but the actual application is not loaded and the application closes without any error log.

Solution
Copy the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.8.0.dll from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\Interop" folder and overwrite the one in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies" folder.

Reference: https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/237086/sql-server-management-studio-18-wont-open-only-splash-screen-pops-up