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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 19 Feb 2003   Updated: 19 Feb 2003   Views: 146,810   Rating: 3.58/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 4.42
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 4,325
A marquee control written in C#
Tree Controls
TreeView Controls
Posted: 4 Feb 2006   Updated: 20 Feb 2006   Views: 161,430   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.23
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 94   Downloaded: 972
A utility class which makes it easier to create recursive methods that operate on the TreeView control.
Trace and Logs
Debug and Tracing
Posted: 6 Apr 2005   Updated: 6 Apr 2005   Views: 47,090   Rating: 3.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 23   Downloaded: 562
An article which demonstrates how to direct trace/debug information to an XML file.
GDI+
General
Posted: 13 Sep 2005   Updated: 9 May 2012   Views: 118,510   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.22
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 159   Downloaded: 1,515
A task-oriented review of an animation library and the application which uses it.
XML
XML/XSLT
Posted: 5 Oct 2004   Updated: 11 Jan 2005   Views: 76,030   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.38
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 800
An article which shows how to enumerate over XML data in a foreach loop as if the data were in a collection.
.NET Framework
Utilities
Posted: 25 Mar 2006   Updated: 3 Apr 2006   Views: 179,120   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 55   Popularity: 8.67
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 127   Downloaded: 11,267
A tool which allows you to view, save, and copy an image embedded in any assembly.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Annotations
Posted: 12 Sep 2007   Updated: 12 Sep 2007   Views: 205,860   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 7.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 182   Downloaded: 3,861
Demonstrates how to add text annotations to an Image element
Applications
Posted: 17 Dec 2008   Updated: 17 Dec 2008   Views: 391,080   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 94   Popularity: 9.77
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 273   Downloaded: 13,524
Reviews a localizable WPF Wizard user interface written in both C# and VB.NET.
Controls
Posted: 5 Jan 2007   Updated: 24 Jan 2007   Views: 400,731   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 217   Downloaded: 8,140
Shows how to turn a TreeView into an Org Chart.
Posted: 28 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 349,412   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 69   Popularity: 9.11
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 253   Downloaded: 6,968
Reviews an advanced layout customization for the WPF TreeView.
Posted: 19 Feb 2007   Updated: 25 Feb 2007   Views: 94,400   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.31
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 82   Downloaded: 1,271
Examines an intuitive way to correct typos in a TextBox.
Posted: 21 Jan 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 590,810   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 74   Popularity: 9.15
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 212   Downloaded: 11,679
Discusses automated drag-and-drop in the WPF ListView.
Posted: 28 Apr 2007   Updated: 28 Apr 2007   Views: 241,141   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 93   Downloaded: 4,821
A step-by-step review of how to conditionally highlight ListViewItems.
Posted: 1 Aug 2008   Updated: 1 Aug 2008   Views: 341,350   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 73   Popularity: 9.08
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 130   Downloaded: 12,552
Examines how to create a tree of checkboxes that intelligently update their own check state and are easy to navigate with the keyboard
Posted: 22 Mar 2009   Updated: 22 Mar 2009   Views: 200,520   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 66   Popularity: 8.94
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 165   Downloaded: 10,908
Introducing ContentControl3D: a control that makes it easy to incorporate 3D flips into any WPF user interface.
Posted: 14 Jun 2009   Updated: 14 Jun 2009   Views: 141,900   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 62   Popularity: 8.87
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 154   Downloaded: 2,416
Reviews a matrix control that can be data bound and visually styled with ease
Data Binding
Posted: 3 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Views: 426,170   Rating: 4.66/5    Votes: 103   Popularity: 9.38
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 235   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 6 May 2007   Updated: 6 May 2007   Views: 146,520   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 61   Downloaded: 783
Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
Posted: 19 May 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Views: 237,301   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 99   Popularity: 9.80
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 127   Downloaded: 3,132
A gradual introduction to the world of WPF data binding.
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 22 May 2008   Views: 1,454,281   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 346   Popularity: 12.59
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 703   Downloaded: 39,947
Reviews how using a ViewModel can abstract away the complexities of the WPF TreeView control.
Posted: 2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Views: 70,491   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 7.19
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 31   Downloaded: 699
Reviews and compares three techniques that enable you to data bind to any element tree.
Posted: 5 Jul 2008   Updated: 5 Jul 2008   Views: 78,860   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.30
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 44   Downloaded: 465
Explains how to allow users to select the amount of information to view
General
Posted: 27 Aug 2006   Updated: 2 Sep 2006   Views: 488,690   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 84   Popularity: 9.58
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 185   Downloaded: 8,782
Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006   Updated: 19 Oct 2006   Views: 105,820   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.97
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 78   Downloaded: 3,850
A ListBox which slides its items when they are selected and deselected.
Posted: 17 Sep 2006   Updated: 2 Nov 2006   Views: 121,780   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 34   Popularity: 7.42
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 71   Downloaded: 2,745
Demonstrates how to perform input validation using regular expressions, in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.
Posted: 5 Aug 2006   Updated: 14 Nov 2006   Views: 149,490   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 41   Popularity: 7.87
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 68   Downloaded: 1,647
Demonstrates how to chain together value converters used in WPF data binding.
Posted: 14 Jul 2007   Updated: 14 Jul 2007   Views: 74,740   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 41   Downloaded: 873
Demonstrates how to create unit tests for a class which uses a DispatcherTimer.
Posted: 13 Oct 2007   Updated: 13 Oct 2007   Views: 145,760   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 55   Popularity: 8.59
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 124   Downloaded: 656
An introspective journey of solving problems using WPF
Posted: 3 Nov 2007   Updated: 3 Nov 2007   Views: 50,440   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 312
Giving routed commands default execution logic
Posted: 29 Nov 2007   Updated: 5 Dec 2007   Views: 189,870   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.44
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 102   Downloaded: 2,644
A detailed examination of the WPF element trees and their subtleties
Posted: 11 Dec 2007   Updated: 17 Dec 2007   Views: 61,940   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 32   Downloaded: 4
A high octane multifunction visualizer that allows detailed inspection of the visual tree and logical trees. New feature of Mole II Black Ops allows viewing and drilling into non-public members of any element or sub-element in the visual or logical trees.
Posted: 12 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 141,420   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 89   Downloaded: 1,527
A debugger visualizer which allows you to inspect the visual tree.
Posted: 6 Jan 2008   Updated: 6 Jan 2008   Views: 116,150   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 115   Downloaded: 1,673
The first article in a series devoted to a WPF application that plays streaming podcasts off the Internet.
Posted: 27 Jan 2008   Updated: 27 Jan 2008   Views: 245,460   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 67   Popularity: 9.08
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 194   Downloaded: 2,019
Provides guidance for using the Model-View-Controller design pattern to create modular WPF apps that are easy to unit test
Posted: 5 Mar 2008   Updated: 5 Mar 2008   Views: 162,101   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.77
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 158   Downloaded: 5,983
The second article in a series devoted to a WPF application that plays streaming audio podcasts off the Internet. This article discusses the idea and implementation of look-less applications.
Posted: 20 Mar 2008   Updated: 20 Mar 2008   Views: 46,370   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.99
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 31   Downloaded: 0
The third article in a series devoted to a WPF application that plays streaming audio podcasts off the Internet. This article discusses the solution to a problem related to structural skinning.
Posted: 3 May 2008   Updated: 3 May 2008   Views: 175,270   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.25
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 187   Downloaded: 4,638
Shows how to write the same simple program in Windows Forms and WPF.
Posted: 4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Views: 64,920   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 51   Downloaded: 753
Introduces a generic technique of chaining commands together.
Posted: 1 Jun 2008   Updated: 1 Jun 2008   Views: 33,451   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 81
A fun excursion into using WPF to visualize a simple numeric rule system.
Posted: 11 Nov 2006   Updated: 13 Jul 2008   Views: 280,450   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.34
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 260   Downloaded: 3,834
A free library of controls and utility classes for use in WPF applications.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Views: 300,402   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 139   Downloaded: 2,919
Reviews a clean and lightweight way to use RoutedCommands in the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2008   Updated: 30 Aug 2008   Views: 371,471   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 81   Popularity: 9.43
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 212   Downloaded: 6,349
Explains the concept of attached behaviors and shows how to use them in the context of the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 7 Sep 2009   Updated: 7 Sep 2009   Views: 70,050   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.43
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 68   Downloaded: 257
Reviews the “From Russia with Love” technique of simplifying the creation of ViewModel objects from other libraries, without compromising your MVVM architecture
Posted: 15 Nov 2009   Updated: 15 Nov 2009   Views: 86,420   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.36
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 131   Downloaded: 2,512
Reviews a WPF application that displays an object graph which can be rearranged by the user at runtime, and highlights circular dependencies in its nodes.
Posted: 1 Apr 2010   Updated: 5 Apr 2010   Views: 87,270   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 73   Downloaded: 1,801
Reviews a simple and testable way to show a MessageBox in any WPF or Silverlight application built with the MVVM design pattern
Layout
Posted: 2 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Views: 203,490   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 88   Popularity: 9.24
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 192   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007   Updated: 26 Apr 2007   Views: 278,000   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.62
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 100   Downloaded: 9,791
A step-by-step review of how to customize the arrangement of items in a ListBox.
Posted: 7 Apr 2008   Updated: 20 May 2008   Views: 177,410   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 77   Popularity: 9.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 131   Downloaded: 6,439
Explores Panel3D, a custom WPF panel that displays its children in 3D space
Styles
Posted: 12 Apr 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 348,280   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 94   Popularity: 9.70
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 226   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 27 Jul 2007   Updated: 27 Jul 2007   Views: 249,801   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 80   Popularity: 9.44
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 313   Downloaded: 9,548
Reviews the basics of creating a WPF user interface with various visual styles.
Templates
Posted: 6 Apr 2007   Updated: 7 Apr 2007   Views: 357,311   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 100   Popularity: 9.70
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 216   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 13 May 2007   Updated: 13 May 2007   Views: 89,500   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 627
Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
Utilities
Posted: 26 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 141,570   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 7.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 78   Downloaded: 540
A multifunction visualizer that allows inspection of the visual tree. For each element in the visual tree, the developer can view all properties, visual images, run-time XAML, and can drill through to property collections to view their values.
Posted: 5 Dec 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 103,570   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 48   Downloaded: 6
Introduces the second version of a very useful and educational debugger visualizer for WPF developers.
XAML
Posted: 31 Mar 2007   Updated: 19 Apr 2007   Views: 629,160   Rating: 4.70/5    Votes: 175   Popularity: 10.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 766   Downloaded: 29,593
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 8 Jun 2007   Updated: 8 Jun 2007   Views: 152,750   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 109   Downloaded: 2,926
Reviews how to implement dynamic user interfaces in WPF.
Windows Workflow Foundation
General
Posted: 12 Nov 2006   Updated: 12 Nov 2006   Views: 144,560   Rating: 4.53/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.44
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 101   Downloaded: 674
Explains the very basics of Windows Workflow Foundation, using The World's Stupidest WF Application.
Macros and Add-ins
Tools
Posted: 14 Dec 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 135,751   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 77   Downloaded: 26
A high performance, full featured, multifunction visualizer allows detailed inspection of WPF, WCF, ASP.NET, XBAP's and WinForm applications. This includes viewing and drilling into public, protected and non-public members of any element or sub-element in the application. Current Version 3.0.0.4
Posted: 31 Dec 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2008   Views: 398,290   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 82   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 358   Downloaded: 4,663
New Silverlight Movies For Mole. Mole v4.2 has GREAT new features! Visualizer with property editing. Mole is a high performance, full featured, multifunction visualizer that allows detailed inspection of WPF, WCF, WF, ASP.NET, XBAP's and WinForm applications. Editing of properties is now support
Product Showcase
General
Posted: 9 Mar 2011   Updated: 9 Mar 2011   Views: 18,270   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 5.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 12   Downloaded: 0
Mole is a debugger visualizer that runs in Visual Studio while you are debugging .NET applications. Mole makes debugging easier because it provides a comprehensive view into all of your application’s data objects
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Josh Smith
Software Developer (Senior) Cynergy Systems
United States United States
Josh creates software, for iOS and Windows.

He works at Cynergy Systems as a Senior Experience Developer.

Read his iOS Programming for .NET Developers[^] book to learn how to write iPhone and iPad apps by leveraging your existing .NET skills.

Use his Master WPF[^] app on your iPhone to sharpen your WPF skills on the go.

Check out his Advanced MVVM[^] book.

Visit his WPF blog[^] or stop by his iOS blog[^].


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