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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 19 Feb 2003   Updated: 19 Feb 2003   Views: 138,953   Rating: 3.38/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 4.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 3,830
A marquee control written in C#
Tree Controls
TreeView Controls
Posted: 4 Feb 2006   Updated: 20 Feb 2006   Views: 153,663   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 94   Downloaded: 868
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: 44,677   Rating: 3.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 23   Downloaded: 539
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: 102,958   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 42   Popularity: 8.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 154   Downloaded: 1,351
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: 72,742   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.38
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 774
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: 164,414   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 124   Downloaded: 9,482
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: 194,200   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.70
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 175   Downloaded: 3,452
Demonstrates how to add text annotations to an Image element
Applications
Posted: 17 Dec 2008   Updated: 17 Dec 2008   Views: 350,622   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 83   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 261   Downloaded: 11,502
Reviews a localizable WPF Wizard user interface written in both C# and VB.NET.
Controls
Posted: 5 Jan 2007   Updated: 24 Jan 2007   Views: 373,508   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.18
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 204   Downloaded: 7,211
Shows how to turn a TreeView into an Org Chart.
Posted: 28 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 330,493   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 9.09
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 243   Downloaded: 6,176
Reviews an advanced layout customization for the WPF TreeView.
Posted: 19 Feb 2007   Updated: 25 Feb 2007   Views: 88,164   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.20
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 82   Downloaded: 1,121
Examines an intuitive way to correct typos in a TextBox.
Posted: 21 Jan 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 540,878   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 8.98
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 205   Downloaded: 9,697
Discusses automated drag-and-drop in the WPF ListView.
Posted: 28 Apr 2007   Updated: 28 Apr 2007   Views: 220,530   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.48
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 90   Downloaded: 4,243
A step-by-step review of how to conditionally highlight ListViewItems.
Posted: 1 Aug 2008   Updated: 1 Aug 2008   Views: 297,714   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 69   Popularity: 8.95
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 117   Downloaded: 10,263
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: 176,815   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 63   Popularity: 8.84
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 159   Downloaded: 9,384
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: 127,484   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 60   Popularity: 8.79
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 152   Downloaded: 2,045
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: 391,821   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 94   Popularity: 9.15
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 229   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 6 May 2007   Updated: 6 May 2007   Views: 131,193   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 61   Downloaded: 683
Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
Posted: 19 May 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Views: 213,645   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 91   Popularity: 9.62
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 120   Downloaded: 2,748
A gradual introduction to the world of WPF data binding.
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 22 May 2008   Views: 1,286,557   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 328   Popularity: 12.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 660   Downloaded: 33,938
Reviews how using a ViewModel can abstract away the complexities of the WPF TreeView control.
Posted: 2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Views: 62,683   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 27   Popularity: 7.11
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 31   Downloaded: 623
Reviews and compares three techniques that enable you to data bind to any element tree.
Posted: 5 Jul 2008   Updated: 5 Jul 2008   Views: 73,881   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.30
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 42   Downloaded: 423
Explains how to allow users to select the amount of information to view
General
Posted: 27 Aug 2006   Updated: 2 Sep 2006   Views: 431,100   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 76   Popularity: 9.36
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 178   Downloaded: 7,422
Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006   Updated: 19 Oct 2006   Views: 100,155   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.92
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 75   Downloaded: 3,436
A ListBox which slides its items when they are selected and deselected.
Posted: 17 Sep 2006   Updated: 2 Nov 2006   Views: 111,328   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 67   Downloaded: 2,384
Demonstrates how to perform input validation using regular expressions, in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.
Posted: 5 Aug 2006   Updated: 14 Nov 2006   Views: 138,190   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.69
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 65   Downloaded: 1,461
Demonstrates how to chain together value converters used in WPF data binding.
Posted: 14 Jul 2007   Updated: 14 Jul 2007   Views: 66,681   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 6.28
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 39   Downloaded: 727
Demonstrates how to create unit tests for a class which uses a DispatcherTimer.
Posted: 13 Oct 2007   Updated: 13 Oct 2007   Views: 135,864   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.55
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 122   Downloaded: 597
An introspective journey of solving problems using WPF
Posted: 3 Nov 2007   Updated: 3 Nov 2007   Views: 47,055   Rating: 4.65/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 293
Giving routed commands default execution logic
Posted: 29 Nov 2007   Updated: 5 Dec 2007   Views: 163,748   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.21
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 97   Downloaded: 2,203
A detailed examination of the WPF element trees and their subtleties
Posted: 11 Dec 2007   Updated: 17 Dec 2007   Views: 57,515   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: 132,901   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 89   Downloaded: 1,385
A debugger visualizer which allows you to inspect the visual tree.
Posted: 6 Jan 2008   Updated: 6 Jan 2008   Views: 108,306   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 116   Downloaded: 1,605
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: 229,384   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 9.03
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 191   Downloaded: 1,782
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: 150,883   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 155   Downloaded: 5,414
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: 43,834   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: 157,573   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 49   Popularity: 8.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 183   Downloaded: 4,077
Shows how to write the same simple program in Windows Forms and WPF.
Posted: 4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Views: 58,464   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 48   Downloaded: 585
Introduces a generic technique of chaining commands together.
Posted: 1 Jun 2008   Updated: 1 Jun 2008   Views: 30,989   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 69
A fun excursion into using WPF to visualize a simple numeric rule system.
Posted: 11 Nov 2006   Updated: 13 Jul 2008   Views: 266,683   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 46   Popularity: 8.29
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 257   Downloaded: 3,489
A free library of controls and utility classes for use in WPF applications.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Views: 266,674   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 132   Downloaded: 2,532
Reviews a clean and lightweight way to use RoutedCommands in the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2008   Updated: 30 Aug 2008   Views: 313,043   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 75   Popularity: 9.25
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 198   Downloaded: 5,326
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: 65,307   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.43
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 68   Downloaded: 224
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: 76,080   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 45   Popularity: 8.22
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 125   Downloaded: 2,108
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: 78,230   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 7.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 69   Downloaded: 1,555
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: 188,554   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 81   Popularity: 9.36
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 186   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007   Updated: 26 Apr 2007   Views: 249,942   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 98   Downloaded: 8,602
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: 164,250   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 77   Popularity: 9.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 128   Downloaded: 6,064
Explores Panel3D, a custom WPF panel that displays its children in 3D space
Styles
Posted: 12 Apr 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 318,239   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 89   Popularity: 9.59
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 218   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 27 Jul 2007   Updated: 27 Jul 2007   Views: 225,450   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 70   Popularity: 9.18
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 309   Downloaded: 8,385
Reviews the basics of creating a WPF user interface with various visual styles.
Templates
Posted: 6 Apr 2007   Updated: 7 Apr 2007   Views: 325,116   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 92   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 210   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 13 May 2007   Updated: 13 May 2007   Views: 82,375   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 46   Downloaded: 552
Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
Utilities
Posted: 26 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 132,106   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 7.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 78   Downloaded: 513
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: 96,366   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 47   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: 570,374   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 163   Popularity: 10.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 737   Downloaded: 26,122
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 8 Jun 2007   Updated: 8 Jun 2007   Views: 139,235   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 105   Downloaded: 2,544
Reviews how to implement dynamic user interfaces in WPF.
Windows Workflow Foundation
General
Posted: 12 Nov 2006   Updated: 12 Nov 2006   Views: 140,360   Rating: 4.53/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.44
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 100   Downloaded: 647
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: 123,442   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 76   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: 372,664   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 82   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 358   Downloaded: 4,228
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: 16,196   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 5.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   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.
 
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