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Chris is the Co-founder, Administrator, Architect, Chief Editor and Shameless Hack who wrote and runs The Code Project. He's been programming since 1988 while pretending to be, in various guises, an astrophysicist, mathematician, physicist, hydrologist, geomorphologist, defence intelligence researcher and then, when all that got a bit rough on the nerves, a web developer. He is a Microsoft Visual C++ MVP both globally and for Canada locally.
 
His programming experience includes C/C++, C#, SQL, MFC, ASP, ASP.NET, and far, far too much FORTRAN. He has worked on PocketPCs, AIX mainframes, Sun workstations, and a CRAY YMP C90 behemoth but finds notebooks take up less desk space.
 
He dodges, he weaves, and he never gets enough sleep. He is kind to small animals.
 
Chris was born and bred in Australia but splits his time between Toronto and Melbourne, depending on the weather. For relaxation he is into road cycling, snowboarding, rock climbing, and storm chasing.
  • 31 Dec 2004: CodeProject MVP 2005

      
Articles 112 (Legend)
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Messages 30,835 (Master)
Q&A Questions 6
Q&A Answers 76
Tips/Tricks 12
Comments 148

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Advisory Board

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ASP.NET Community

United States United States
The ASP.NET Wiki was started by Scott Hanselman in February of 2008. The idea is that folks spend a lot of time trolling the blogs, googlinglive-searching for answers to common "How To" questions. There's piles of fantastic community-created and MSFT-created content out there, but if it's not found by a search engine and the right combination of keywords, it's often lost.
 
The ASP.NET Wiki articles moved to CodeProject in October 2013 and will live on, loved, protected and updated by the community.
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Chinese Forum Moderators

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CodeProject Beta Testers

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CodeProject Experts Advisory
Publisher CodeProject
Canada Canada
The CodeProject Experts Advisory group is comprised of CodeProject members specifically chosen to advise the CodeProject on new products related to helping the community answer technical questions. This group participates in beta testing and feedback of products designed to help connect members with experts.
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CodeProject Insiders

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CodeProject Mentors

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The Back Room Moderators

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The Insider
Publisher The Code Project
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Sign up to get the news you didn't even know you needed to know in the most valuable 5 minutes of reading of your day.
 
The Code Project Daily Insider keeps you up to date with what is happening around the industry. From the continue saga of the Big Boys to Scott Guthrie's blog ramblings and Steve Jobs' latest, you will find it here.
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The Ultimate Toolbox
Web Developer
Canada Canada
In January 2005, David Cunningham and Chris Maunder created TheUltimateToolbox.com, a new group dedicated to the continued development, support and growth of Dundas Software’s award winning line of MFC, C++ and ActiveX control products.
 
Ultimate Grid for MFC, Ultimate Toolbox for MFC, and Ultimate TCP/IP have been stalwarts of C++/MFC development for a decade. Thousands of developers have used these products to speed their time to market, improve the quality of their finished products, and enhance the reliability and flexibility of their software.
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GeneralRe: New Article Submission System [modified] PinmemberMatt T Heffron8-Jun-12 6:59 
GeneralRe: New Article Submission System PinmemberMatt T Heffron8-Jun-12 19:01 
GeneralUpdate PinadminChris Maunder11-Jun-12 17:26 
GeneralRe: Update PinmemberMatt T Heffron12-Jun-12 8:27 
GeneralNew penalties for abuse PinadminChris Maunder20-Jan-12 18:24 
GeneralNew article URLs PinadminChris Maunder20-Jan-12 18:22 
GeneralWhat are we up to? PinadminChris Maunder25-Oct-11 12:29 
GeneralNew Features - August 2011 PinadminChris Maunder9-Aug-11 9:04 
Pasting into the Editor
 
One of the features that has generated a lot of debate and suggestions is the way we handle text, HTML and code in the forums. Copying and pasting code - especially web related code - into the message editor can cause problems due to the unintentional posting of HTML tags instead of HTML encoded content.

To help with this we had "When Pasting" options at the bottom of the message posting area that allow you to set defaults on what happens when you paste, but what you want to do changes depending on what you paste. The problem here is that you defaults don't always fit the situation at hand, so we need a way to allow you to change your mind easily.

From today we removed the paste options from below the message and instead show a popup dialog that intercepts the pasted content and tries to figure out what your options are with visual aids to help show what each option will do. The "When pasting" that apply to the paste text are shown in this dialog, and as you hover over each option the pasted text in the message text area is updated, as well as a small preview in the paste dialog to give you a quick peek into what it will look like. If you are pasting text that will look the same whether you're pasting as text or HTML (or mixed) then the options shown are reduced to the minimum set possible, and your default setting will be automatically checked and always shown.
 
On top of this, as you type, a preview of what your message will look like is now shown at the bottom of the page.
 
If, after pasting, you are happy with what's shown, or don't want to be bothered, keep typing. The dialog will fade away. This is not the popup dialog you are searching for...

The changes are designed not to simply show you what will happen, but also to give you an ida on how to encode your content to ensure it displays in the manner you intend. The changes are also meant to be as unobtrusive as possible, and text will be pasted initially as per your defaults. We're only adding a simple way to change your mind.
 
For those who never pick a default, and never touch the popup dialog, the default will always be "Best guess" meaning if it detects code in the pasted text it will wrap in PRE tags, otherwise it will paste and preserve HTML tags (no encoding on paste).
 
Encode button in the editor
 
We spared no expense in adding an "encode" button. Highlight some HTML, hit encode, and the text is HTML encoded.
 
Editor Live preview
 
As you type, your message is now displayed full formatted under the text area. We're using Ajax callbacks to do the formatting because reworking our content formatting system into Javascript is a luxury we don't have at the moment. Further, our colourisation code does far more than any of the current Javascript offerings in terms of handling nested languages (eg Javascript or C# inside a ASP.NET page). We'd rather have a half second delay in update and show it perfectly than have the frustration of it not being quite right.
 
Content caching
 
Hopefully you waon't even notice (unless it's in a good way) but more content is being pre-cached, speeding up some of our lesser-used pages.
 
Split Quick Answers / Discussions menus
 
As requested.
 
More admin options
 
We've armed ourselves with some bigger guns to deal with reported items. Don't worry, this won't hurt a bit.
cheers,
Chris Maunder
 
The Code Project | Co-founder
Microsoft C++ MVP

GeneralRe: New Features - August 2011 PinmemberSuresh Suthar9-Aug-11 19:42 
GeneralRe: New Features - August 2011 PinmvpAspDotNetDev7-Sep-11 10:58 
GeneralRe: New Features - August 2011 Pinmemberwalterhevedeich12-Sep-11 18:59 
GeneralRe: New Features - August 2011 PinadminChris Maunder13-Sep-11 2:26 
GeneralRe: New Features - August 2011 Pinmemberwalterhevedeich13-Sep-11 17:08 
GeneralNew features - July 2011 PinadminChris Maunder29-Jul-11 9:26 
GeneralIndicator lines in forums [modified] PinadminChris Maunder9-Jul-11 10:10 
GeneralChanging from red to green for high rated forum posts PinadminChris Maunder25-Jun-11 16:10 
GeneralImproving Article Moderation PinadminChris Maunder17-Mar-11 19:37 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation PinmvpSandeep Mewara6-Apr-11 5:18 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation PinadminChris Maunder6-Apr-11 5:24 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation PinmvpSandeep Mewara6-Apr-11 5:28 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation PinadminChris Maunder6-Apr-11 5:32 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation PinmvpSandeep Mewara6-Apr-11 5:39 
GeneralNew Reporting System, or Time to Focus on Quality. PinadminChris Maunder15-Mar-11 12:51 
GeneralReducing our server count and improving performance. PinadminChris Maunder11-Feb-11 0:12 
GeneralRe: Reducing our server count and improving performance. PinmemberDan Neely17-Feb-11 3:35 

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