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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 19 Feb 2003   Updated: 19 Feb 2003   Views: 135,717   Rating: 3.38/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 4.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 39   Downloaded: 3,636
A marquee control written in C#
Tree Controls
TreeView Controls
Posted: 4 Feb 2006   Updated: 20 Feb 2006   Views: 146,142   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 94   Downloaded: 823
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: 43,716   Rating: 3.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 22   Downloaded: 526
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: 100,324   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 42   Popularity: 8.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 153   Downloaded: 1,264
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: 71,184   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.38
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 765
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: 156,840   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 120   Downloaded: 8,955
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: 189,881   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.70
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 174   Downloaded: 3,274
Demonstrates how to add text annotations to an Image element
Applications
Posted: 17 Dec 2008   Updated: 17 Dec 2008   Views: 333,935   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 81   Popularity: 9.47
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 255   Downloaded: 10,704
Reviews a localizable WPF Wizard user interface written in both C# and VB.NET.
Controls
Posted: 5 Jan 2007   Updated: 24 Jan 2007   Views: 361,260   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 46   Popularity: 8.08
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 202   Downloaded: 6,875
Shows how to turn a TreeView into an Org Chart.
Posted: 28 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 323,598   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 9.09
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 240   Downloaded: 5,874
Reviews an advanced layout customization for the WPF TreeView.
Posted: 19 Feb 2007   Updated: 25 Feb 2007   Views: 85,679   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 6.09
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 81   Downloaded: 1,061
Examines an intuitive way to correct typos in a TextBox.
Posted: 21 Jan 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 519,634   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 66   Popularity: 8.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 201   Downloaded: 8,990
Discusses automated drag-and-drop in the WPF ListView.
Posted: 28 Apr 2007   Updated: 28 Apr 2007   Views: 213,364   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 32   Popularity: 7.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 89   Downloaded: 4,074
A step-by-step review of how to conditionally highlight ListViewItems.
Posted: 1 Aug 2008   Updated: 1 Aug 2008   Views: 281,269   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 66   Popularity: 8.85
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 115   Downloaded: 9,528
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: 167,225   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 61   Popularity: 8.76
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 159   Downloaded: 8,758
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: 121,908   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 59   Popularity: 8.77
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 149   Downloaded: 1,912
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: 376,663   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 92   Popularity: 9.10
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 224   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 6 May 2007   Updated: 6 May 2007   Views: 126,466   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 59   Downloaded: 644
Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
Posted: 19 May 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Views: 204,848   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 88   Popularity: 9.55
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 117   Downloaded: 2,576
A gradual introduction to the world of WPF data binding.
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 22 May 2008   Views: 1,197,701   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 307   Popularity: 12.37
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 642   Downloaded: 31,692
Reviews how using a ViewModel can abstract away the complexities of the WPF TreeView control.
Posted: 2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Views: 59,692   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 7.02
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 30   Downloaded: 594
Reviews and compares three techniques that enable you to data bind to any element tree.
Posted: 5 Jul 2008   Updated: 5 Jul 2008   Views: 71,878   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.30
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 42   Downloaded: 405
Explains how to allow users to select the amount of information to view
General
Posted: 27 Aug 2006   Updated: 2 Sep 2006   Views: 419,006   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 75   Popularity: 9.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 174   Downloaded: 6,965
Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006   Updated: 19 Oct 2006   Views: 97,517   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.83
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 72   Downloaded: 3,279
A ListBox which slides its items when they are selected and deselected.
Posted: 17 Sep 2006   Updated: 2 Nov 2006   Views: 106,768   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 66   Downloaded: 2,250
Demonstrates how to perform input validation using regular expressions, in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.
Posted: 5 Aug 2006   Updated: 14 Nov 2006   Views: 133,774   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.69
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 64   Downloaded: 1,376
Demonstrates how to chain together value converters used in WPF data binding.
Posted: 14 Jul 2007   Updated: 14 Jul 2007   Views: 63,443   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 6.02
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 38   Downloaded: 695
Demonstrates how to create unit tests for a class which uses a DispatcherTimer.
Posted: 13 Oct 2007   Updated: 13 Oct 2007   Views: 132,452   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.55
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 122   Downloaded: 567
An introspective journey of solving problems using WPF
Posted: 3 Nov 2007   Updated: 3 Nov 2007   Views: 45,835   Rating: 4.65/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 274
Giving routed commands default execution logic
Posted: 29 Nov 2007   Updated: 5 Dec 2007   Views: 153,323   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.06
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 91   Downloaded: 2,044
A detailed examination of the WPF element trees and their subtleties
Posted: 11 Dec 2007   Updated: 17 Dec 2007   Views: 48,847   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: 129,066   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 49   Popularity: 8.29
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 88   Downloaded: 1,312
A debugger visualizer which allows you to inspect the visual tree.
Posted: 6 Jan 2008   Updated: 6 Jan 2008   Views: 104,404   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.37
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 114   Downloaded: 1,520
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: 223,721   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 9.03
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 191   Downloaded: 1,699
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: 146,396   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 154   Downloaded: 5,173
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: 42,424   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: 150,667   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.07
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 178   Downloaded: 3,860
Shows how to write the same simple program in Windows Forms and WPF.
Posted: 4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Views: 55,500   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 47   Downloaded: 522
Introduces a generic technique of chaining commands together.
Posted: 1 Jun 2008   Updated: 1 Jun 2008   Views: 30,126   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 65
A fun excursion into using WPF to visualize a simple numeric rule system.
Posted: 11 Nov 2006   Updated: 13 Jul 2008   Views: 260,949   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 45   Popularity: 8.25
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 255   Downloaded: 3,356
A free library of controls and utility classes for use in WPF applications.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Views: 257,259   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 49   Popularity: 8.37
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 130   Downloaded: 2,380
Reviews a clean and lightweight way to use RoutedCommands in the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2008   Updated: 30 Aug 2008   Views: 293,207   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 73   Popularity: 9.19
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 190   Downloaded: 4,926
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: 62,785   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.43
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 68   Downloaded: 210
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: 71,602   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.17
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 122   Downloaded: 1,930
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: 73,173   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 35   Popularity: 7.64
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 69   Downloaded: 1,429
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: 181,773   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 79   Popularity: 9.30
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 181   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007   Updated: 26 Apr 2007   Views: 241,277   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.38
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 95   Downloaded: 8,225
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: 159,194   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 77   Popularity: 9.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 128   Downloaded: 5,798
Explores Panel3D, a custom WPF panel that displays its children in 3D space
Styles
Posted: 12 Apr 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 305,839   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 86   Popularity: 9.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 215   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 27 Jul 2007   Updated: 27 Jul 2007   Views: 218,267   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 69   Popularity: 9.15
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 309   Downloaded: 7,904
Reviews the basics of creating a WPF user interface with various visual styles.
Templates
Posted: 6 Apr 2007   Updated: 7 Apr 2007   Views: 313,547   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 90   Popularity: 9.47
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 202   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 13 May 2007   Updated: 13 May 2007   Views: 80,095   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 46   Downloaded: 525
Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
Utilities
Posted: 26 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 127,772   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 7.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 77   Downloaded: 491
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: 85,214   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: 550,808   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 158   Popularity: 10.56
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 724   Downloaded: 24,720
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 8 Jun 2007   Updated: 8 Jun 2007   Views: 134,838   Rating: 4.63/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 5.68
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 105   Downloaded: 2,406
Reviews how to implement dynamic user interfaces in WPF.
Windows Workflow Foundation
General
Posted: 12 Nov 2006   Updated: 12 Nov 2006   Views: 137,791   Rating: 4.53/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.44
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 100   Downloaded: 631
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: 117,270   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 75   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: 361,087   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 82   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 355   Downloaded: 4,122
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: 15,093   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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