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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 113 (Legend)
Tech Blogs 0
Messages 32,547 (Master)
Q&A Questions 6
Q&A Answers 77
Tips/Tricks 10
Reference 2
Comments 155

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Advisory Board
United States United States
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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
United States United States
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CodeProject Authors
United States United States
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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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members

The CodeProject focus group is an informal and changeable group of long-suffering CodeProject members willing to give their time and patience to discussing product, branding and marketing ideas with those looking to actually understand what developers think.

To apply to join this group simply hit the "Apply to join this group" button.

To seek the wisdom, guidance, and hopefully a little enlightenment, email focus@codeproject.com and we'll work out a time to discuss your thoughts.
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Intel Corporation
United States United States
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The Insider
Publisher The Code Project
United States United States
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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Have no restrictions on voting frequencysilversilversilversilverAdmin
Store personal files in your account areaplatinumplatinumSitebuilder, Subeditor, Supporter, Editor, Staff
Have live hyperlinks in your biographybronzebronzebronzebronzebronzebronzesilverSubeditor, Protector, Editor, Staff, Admin
Edit a Question in Q&AsilversilversilversilverYesSubeditor, Protector, Editor, Admin
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Delete a Question in Q&AYesSubeditor, Protector, Editor, Admin
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Edit other members' articlesSubeditor, Protector, Editor, Admin
Create an article without requiring moderationplatinumSubeditor, Mentor, Protector, Editor, Staff, Admin
Approve/Disapprove a pending QuestionProtector, Admin
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Report a forum messagesilversilverbronzeProtector, Editor, Admin
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GeneralRe: After clicking the "Save this version" button, the article disappears Pin
Chris Maunder9-May-12 13:51
adminChris Maunder9-May-12 13:51 
GeneralRe: After clicking the "Save this version" button, the article disappears Pin
Dr. Song Li9-May-12 14:03
mvpDr. Song Li9-May-12 14:03 
GeneralRe: New Article Submission System Pin
Dr. Song Li10-May-12 9:55
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Chris Maunder10-May-12 14:48
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Matt T Heffron7-Jun-12 14:14
memberMatt T Heffron7-Jun-12 14:14 
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Chris Maunder7-Jun-12 18:17
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memberMatt T Heffron8-Jun-12 5:59 
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Matt T Heffron8-Jun-12 18:01
memberMatt T Heffron8-Jun-12 18:01 
GeneralUpdate Pin
Chris Maunder11-Jun-12 16:26
adminChris Maunder11-Jun-12 16:26 
GeneralRe: Update Pin
Matt T Heffron12-Jun-12 7:27
memberMatt T Heffron12-Jun-12 7:27 
GeneralNew penalties for abuse Pin
Chris Maunder20-Jan-12 17:24
adminChris Maunder20-Jan-12 17:24 
GeneralNew article URLs Pin
Chris Maunder20-Jan-12 17:22
adminChris Maunder20-Jan-12 17:22 
GeneralWhat are we up to? Pin
Chris Maunder25-Oct-11 11:29
adminChris Maunder25-Oct-11 11:29 
GeneralNew Features - August 2011 Pin
Chris Maunder9-Aug-11 8:04
adminChris Maunder9-Aug-11 8:04 
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 Pin
Suresh Suthar9-Aug-11 18:42
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GeneralRe: New Features - August 2011 Pin
AspDotNetDev7-Sep-11 9:58
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GeneralRe: New Features - August 2011 Pin
walterhevedeich12-Sep-11 17:59
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GeneralRe: New Features - August 2011 Pin
Chris Maunder13-Sep-11 1:26
adminChris Maunder13-Sep-11 1:26 
GeneralRe: New Features - August 2011 Pin
walterhevedeich13-Sep-11 16:08
memberwalterhevedeich13-Sep-11 16:08 
GeneralNew features - July 2011 Pin
Chris Maunder29-Jul-11 8:26
adminChris Maunder29-Jul-11 8:26 
GeneralIndicator lines in forums [modified] Pin
Chris Maunder9-Jul-11 9:10
adminChris Maunder9-Jul-11 9:10 
GeneralChanging from red to green for high rated forum posts Pin
Chris Maunder25-Jun-11 15:10
adminChris Maunder25-Jun-11 15:10 
GeneralImproving Article Moderation Pin
Chris Maunder17-Mar-11 18:37
adminChris Maunder17-Mar-11 18:37 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation Pin
Sandeep Mewara6-Apr-11 4:18
mvpSandeep Mewara6-Apr-11 4:18 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation Pin
Chris Maunder6-Apr-11 4:24
adminChris Maunder6-Apr-11 4:24 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation Pin
Sandeep Mewara6-Apr-11 4:28
mvpSandeep Mewara6-Apr-11 4:28 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation Pin
Chris Maunder6-Apr-11 4:32
adminChris Maunder6-Apr-11 4:32 
GeneralRe: Improving Article Moderation Pin
Sandeep Mewara6-Apr-11 4:39
mvpSandeep Mewara6-Apr-11 4:39 
GeneralNew Reporting System, or Time to Focus on Quality. Pin
Chris Maunder15-Mar-11 11:51
adminChris Maunder15-Mar-11 11:51 
GeneralReducing our server count and improving performance. Pin
Chris Maunder10-Feb-11 23:12
adminChris Maunder10-Feb-11 23:12 
GeneralRe: Reducing our server count and improving performance. Pin
Dan Neely17-Feb-11 2:35
memberDan Neely17-Feb-11 2:35 
GeneralRe: Reducing our server count and improving performance. Pin
Chris Maunder18-Feb-11 0:54
adminChris Maunder18-Feb-11 0:54 
GeneralRe: Reducing our server count and improving performance. Pin
Dan Neely18-Feb-11 3:16
memberDan Neely18-Feb-11 3:16 
GeneralYet more updates to the UI Pin
Chris Maunder5-Nov-10 16:27
adminChris Maunder5-Nov-10 16:27 
GeneralChanges to the layout. A little Pin
Chris Maunder14-Sep-10 15:37
adminChris Maunder14-Sep-10 15:37 
GeneralRe: Changes to the layout. A little Pin
Sandeep Mewara15-Sep-10 9:50
mentorSandeep Mewara15-Sep-10 9:50 
GeneralChanges to Quick Answers PinPopular
Chris Maunder8-Sep-10 12:17
adminChris Maunder8-Sep-10 12:17 
GeneralRe: Changes to Quick Answers Pin
Dalek Dave9-Sep-10 0:25
memberDalek Dave9-Sep-10 0:25 
GeneralRe: Changes to Quick Answers Pin
Rajesh Sajjanar5-Oct-10 8:05
memberRajesh Sajjanar5-Oct-10 8:05 
GeneralNew article design PinPopular
Chris Maunder25-Jun-10 11:33
adminChris Maunder25-Jun-10 11:33 
GeneralSpeeding up a web page Pin
Chris Maunder24-Feb-10 16:59
adminChris Maunder24-Feb-10 16:59 
GeneralMore things I've learned in Canada Pin
Chris Maunder20-Aug-09 6:53
adminChris Maunder20-Aug-09 6:53 
GeneralRe: More things I've learned in Canada Pin
lrsoft200930-Oct-09 17:59
memberlrsoft200930-Oct-09 17:59 
GeneralForum code Colourisation added Pin
Chris Maunder12-Aug-09 3:51
adminChris Maunder12-Aug-09 3:51 
GeneralRe: Forum code Colourisation added Pin
aspdotnetdev20-Aug-09 12:23
memberaspdotnetdev20-Aug-09 12:23 
GeneralRe: Forum code Colourisation added Pin
Chris Maunder20-Aug-09 14:57
adminChris Maunder20-Aug-09 14:57 
GeneralSpammers Pin
Chris Maunder12-Aug-09 3:47
adminChris Maunder12-Aug-09 3:47 
GeneralIntroducing The Code Project Add-In for Visual Studio 2008 Pin
Chris Maunder15-May-09 13:08
adminChris Maunder15-May-09 13:08 
Generalstudent Pin
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