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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 19 Feb 2003   Updated: 19 Feb 2003   Views: 154,431   Rating: 3.58/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 4.42
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 4,738
A marquee control written in C#
Tree Controls
TreeView Controls
Posted: 4 Feb 2006   Updated: 20 Feb 2006   Views: 171,421   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.23
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 94   Downloaded: 1,050
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: 49,805   Rating: 3.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 24   Downloaded: 585
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: 123,183   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 45   Popularity: 8.27
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 162   Downloaded: 1,696
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: 79,176   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.48
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 823
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: 193,523   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 129   Downloaded: 12,688
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: 217,254   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 7.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 184   Downloaded: 4,295
Demonstrates how to add text annotations to an Image element
Applications
Posted: 17 Dec 2008   Updated: 17 Dec 2008   Views: 440,774   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 97   Popularity: 9.84
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 277   Downloaded: 14,827
Reviews a localizable WPF Wizard user interface written in both C# and VB.NET.
Controls
Posted: 5 Jan 2007   Updated: 24 Jan 2007   Views: 429,373   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 60   Popularity: 8.69
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 221   Downloaded: 8,912
Shows how to turn a TreeView into an Org Chart.
Posted: 28 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 368,138   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 69   Popularity: 9.11
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 258   Downloaded: 7,686
Reviews an advanced layout customization for the WPF TreeView.
Posted: 19 Feb 2007   Updated: 25 Feb 2007   Views: 99,605   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.31
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 83   Downloaded: 1,408
Examines an intuitive way to correct typos in a TextBox.
Posted: 21 Jan 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 639,188   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 79   Popularity: 9.31
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 219   Downloaded: 13,411
Discusses automated drag-and-drop in the WPF ListView.
Posted: 28 Apr 2007   Updated: 28 Apr 2007   Views: 259,427   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.69
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 94   Downloaded: 5,279
A step-by-step review of how to conditionally highlight ListViewItems.
Posted: 1 Aug 2008   Updated: 1 Aug 2008   Views: 383,895   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 78   Popularity: 9.23
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 133   Downloaded: 14,474
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: 222,310   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 67   Popularity: 8.97
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 166   Downloaded: 11,864
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: 158,609   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 63   Popularity: 8.90
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 156   Downloaded: 2,723
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: 460,403   Rating: 4.66/5    Votes: 107   Popularity: 9.45
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 237   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 6 May 2007   Updated: 6 May 2007   Views: 160,172   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 62   Downloaded: 878
Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
Posted: 19 May 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Views: 257,890   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 103   Popularity: 9.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 131   Downloaded: 3,348
A gradual introduction to the world of WPF data binding.
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 22 May 2008   Views: 1,634,294   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 363   Popularity: 12.68
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 720   Downloaded: 44,833
Reviews how using a ViewModel can abstract away the complexities of the WPF TreeView control.
Posted: 2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Views: 79,054   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.26
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 31   Downloaded: 763
Reviews and compares three techniques that enable you to data bind to any element tree.
Posted: 5 Jul 2008   Updated: 5 Jul 2008   Views: 83,714   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 489
Explains how to allow users to select the amount of information to view
General
Posted: 27 Aug 2006   Updated: 2 Sep 2006   Views: 525,871   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 86   Popularity: 9.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 191   Downloaded: 9,781
Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006   Updated: 19 Oct 2006   Views: 111,108   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.97
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 76   Downloaded: 4,237
A ListBox which slides its items when they are selected and deselected.
Posted: 17 Sep 2006   Updated: 2 Nov 2006   Views: 132,192   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 35   Popularity: 7.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 74   Downloaded: 3,053
Demonstrates how to perform input validation using regular expressions, in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.
Posted: 5 Aug 2006   Updated: 14 Nov 2006   Views: 161,504   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.03
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 69   Downloaded: 1,808
Demonstrates how to chain together value converters used in WPF data binding.
Posted: 14 Jul 2007   Updated: 14 Jul 2007   Views: 81,050   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 41   Downloaded: 967
Demonstrates how to create unit tests for a class which uses a DispatcherTimer.
Posted: 13 Oct 2007   Updated: 13 Oct 2007   Views: 155,519   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.40
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 127   Downloaded: 728
An introspective journey of solving problems using WPF
Posted: 3 Nov 2007   Updated: 3 Nov 2007   Views: 52,873   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 326
Giving routed commands default execution logic
Posted: 29 Nov 2007   Updated: 5 Dec 2007   Views: 215,289   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.68
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 106   Downloaded: 2,945
A detailed examination of the WPF element trees and their subtleties
Posted: 11 Dec 2007   Updated: 17 Dec 2007   Views: 65,194   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: 150,638   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.37
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 91   Downloaded: 1,689
A debugger visualizer which allows you to inspect the visual tree.
Posted: 6 Jan 2008   Updated: 6 Jan 2008   Views: 122,225   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 115   Downloaded: 1,734
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: 262,536   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 9.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 195   Downloaded: 2,199
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: 176,940   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.77
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 163   Downloaded: 6,512
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: 49,132   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.99
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 32   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: 190,309   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.30
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 193   Downloaded: 4,987
Shows how to write the same simple program in Windows Forms and WPF.
Posted: 4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Views: 72,025   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 51   Downloaded: 875
Introduces a generic technique of chaining commands together.
Posted: 1 Jun 2008   Updated: 1 Jun 2008   Views: 35,602   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 89
A fun excursion into using WPF to visualize a simple numeric rule system.
Posted: 11 Nov 2006   Updated: 13 Jul 2008   Views: 297,608   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.48
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 263   Downloaded: 4,039
A free library of controls and utility classes for use in WPF applications.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Views: 333,662   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.58
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 143   Downloaded: 3,191
Reviews a clean and lightweight way to use RoutedCommands in the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2008   Updated: 30 Aug 2008   Views: 435,757   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 87   Popularity: 9.59
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 221   Downloaded: 7,108
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: 74,494   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.43
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 68   Downloaded: 275
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: 96,554   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.36
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 134   Downloaded: 2,818
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: 95,825   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 74   Downloaded: 1,945
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: 215,190   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 94   Popularity: 9.40
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 194   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007   Updated: 26 Apr 2007   Views: 302,482   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.74
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 101   Downloaded: 10,572
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: 190,528   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 77   Popularity: 9.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 131   Downloaded: 6,691
Explores Panel3D, a custom WPF panel that displays its children in 3D space
Styles
Posted: 12 Apr 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 382,643   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 101   Popularity: 9.86
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 227   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 27 Jul 2007   Updated: 27 Jul 2007   Views: 272,497   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 83   Popularity: 9.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 313   Downloaded: 10,505
Reviews the basics of creating a WPF user interface with various visual styles.
Templates
Posted: 6 Apr 2007   Updated: 7 Apr 2007   Views: 383,795   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 106   Popularity: 9.83
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: 13 May 2007   Updated: 13 May 2007   Views: 95,292   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 666
Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
Utilities
Posted: 26 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 153,787   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 7.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 79   Downloaded: 587
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: 110,574   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 49   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: 677,753   Rating: 4.72/5    Votes: 183   Popularity: 10.67
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 775   Downloaded: 32,228
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 8 Jun 2007   Updated: 8 Jun 2007   Views: 162,192   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 110   Downloaded: 3,184
Reviews how to implement dynamic user interfaces in WPF.
Windows Workflow Foundation
General
Posted: 12 Nov 2006   Updated: 12 Nov 2006   Views: 148,954   Rating: 4.53/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.44
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 101   Downloaded: 693
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: 147,311   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 79   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: 431,836   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 82   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 360   Downloaded: 4,902
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: 20,163   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 5.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 13   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.

Visit his WPF blog[^] or stop by his iOS blog[^].


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