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by Samuel Cragg
With C# 5 (.NET 4.5) it became a lot easier to create asynchronous methods. There’s also a great MSDN article on how to leverage this using MVVM so that you can have properties update the view when they’ve finished loading. What I wanted was a simple control that would indicate to the us
by Artem Smirnov
codeproject There are many cases when you want to start a long operation and watch its progress. In my Chpokk project (a C# and VB.Net IDE), you can see it when you create a project (primarily when adding NuGet packages, which can be long), compiling, executing, and automated testing. The proble
by Er. Mayank Kothari
drag and reorder rows in datagridview control
by HateCoding
A tiny custom list control

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6 May 2010
Chris Maunder
A fully featured MFC grid control for displaying tabular data. The grid is a custom control derived from CWnd
12 Jul 2014
Pavel Torgashov
Custom text editor with syntax highlighting
22 Feb 2014
Phillip Piper
An easier to use ListView that supports sorting, grouping, editing, overlays, and drag-n-drop.
12 Jun 2012
Jose Menendez Póo
A serious project on an Office-like Ribbon control
6 Oct 2005
Mathew Hall
A fully customizable Windows XP style Explorer Bar that supports Windows XP themes and animated expand/collapse with transparency.
17 Sep 2005
Mathew Hall
A fully customisable ListView style control based on Java's JTable.
30 Mar 2003
John O'Byrne
The TaskbarNotifier class allows to display an MSN Messenger-like animated popup with a skinned background
4 Aug 2013
Davide Icardi
SourceGrid is a free open source grid control. Supports virtual grid, custom cells and editors, advanced formatting options and many others features
28 Mar 2003
Davide Calabro
A fully featured owner-draw button class - it's got the lot!
30 Nov 1999
Michael Dunn
Using the custom-draw features in version 4.70 of the common controls to customise the look and feel of list controls
4 Mar 2005
Eugene Pustovoyt
A class that allows you to display your data for a control as tooltip
15 Nov 2002
Matt Weagle
Everything you need to know about using the standard list control in your applications
15 Apr 2003
tbw
Formula-editor for editing and exporting mathematical content
11 Aug 2000
Dr. Asad Altimeemy
A step by step tutorial showing how to create your first windows program using MFC
6 Sep 2006
Hans Dietrich
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A custom-draw list control with support for subitem colors, bold font, progress bars, and checkboxes.
5 Dec 2003
Bruno Podetti
An easy use of owner drawn menu with variable styles like new Office products with titles, shading and icons.
27 Aug 2009
Jose Menendez Póo
An Outlook style calendar view with appointments and all-day events, and multiple day view support.
19 Dec 2002
Tony Allowatt
A set of classes to simplify using custom properties in the .NET PropertyGrid control.
15 Mar 2006
Michael Dunn
A step-by-step tutorial on writing shell extensions
13 Sep 2004
Furty
A tutorial on building a custom C# Windows Forms control, covering topics such as inheritance, attributes, overrides, documentation, designers, signing and VS.Net ToolBox integration.
18 Apr 2007
Juan Pablo G.C.
GNU code of RibbonPanel, free software for personal and nonlucrative use, for rest please contact me
11 Oct 2006
Johan Rosengren
A plug-in report generator
21 Jan 2009
BoneSoft
A set of pluggable progress bar components
15 Aug 2000
Cristi Posea
DevStudio-like docking window
29 Apr 2002
Pavel Zolnikov
Walks you through the implementation of an Explorer bar with the help of BandObject base class. Describes implementation details of the BandObject class.
1 Apr 2013
Daniel Grunwald
AvalonEdit is an extensible Open-Source text editor with support for syntax highlighting and folding.
19 Jul 2007
Mukund Pujari
These article discusses some tips for commonly faced problems in .NET
13 Jan 2004
Sergiy Lavrynenko of Foss Software, Inc.
MFC extension library enabling software to be provided with a professional UI
13 Jul 2010
Cedric Moonen
A flexible charting control to display 2D data
21 Feb 2009
Sacha Barber
A queryable working MP3 player, using some cool LINQ stuff.
2 Aug 2003
Chris Maunder
A class for adding icons to the system tray
20 Mar 2009
Vincenzo Rossi
A flexible library to add filtering capabilities to a DataGridView.
25 Oct 2001
Chris Maunder
An introduction to subclassing the Windows common controls using MFC
2 Mar 2003
Arik Poznanski
This article is about Application Desktop Toolbars, which are applications that can align to the screen much like the taskbar. The article will develop a base class for developing such apps.
23 Mar 2007
Marc Richarme
An easy way to position controls in resizable dialogs or property pages using just a few macros
23 Mar 2012
Elmue
How to implement creation and extraction of Microsoft CAB files
19 Sep 2012
ljw1004
Adding zip/unzip easily, no LIBS or DLLs, with an elegant and powerful API.
22 Aug 2006
Patrik Bohman
A customizable month calendar with support for date formatting.
21 Nov 2007
Hadi Eskandari
A library to work with "Persian Calendar", "Hijri Calendar", and "Gregorian Calendar" with WinForms GUI controls designed for Persian (Farsi) or Arabic language applications in mind, but usable in any Windows application that makes use of calendars and dates.
29 Nov 2008
Hans Dietrich
A reverse-engineered non-MFC MessageBox() that includes custom checkboxes.
26 Mar 2013
Lukasz Swiatkowski
How to create an animating glass button using only GDI+ (and not using WPF)
13 Jul 2005
Daniel Bowen
An extensible framework for creating customized tabs in ATL/WTL, with a VS.NET-like tab control implementation, tabbed frames, tabbed MDI, and more.
29 Sep 2002
Phil Wright
Docking Windows mimicking VS.NET feature
4 Aug 2000
Erwin Tratar
A framework to provide automatic layout control for dialogs and forms
25 Aug 2014U
Uzi Granot
PDF File Writer is a C# .NET class library allowing applications to create PDF files. Version 1.7 adds Encryption, Web Links and QR Code
28 Apr 2002
Brent Corkum
This class implements an owner drawn menu class that mimics the menu style used in XP, Office and Visual C++
29 Jun 2000
Dr. Asad Altimeemy
A step by step tutorial showing how to create your first Windows program using MFC.
7 Aug 2002
Shog9
Although sometimes useful, message boxes used to display information are often just annoying. This article describes a non-modal replacement.
19 Sep 2002
Matthew R. Miller
An article on an easy and neat way to include options, preferences, or settings into your applications

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