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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 19 Feb 2003   Updated: 19 Feb 2003   Views: 141,215   Rating: 3.45/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 4.24
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 3,985
A marquee control written in C#
Tree Controls
TreeView Controls
Posted: 4 Feb 2006   Updated: 20 Feb 2006   Views: 155,984   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.23
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 93   Downloaded: 914
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: 45,304   Rating: 3.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 23   Downloaded: 546
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: 104,769   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 43   Popularity: 8.17
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 156   Downloaded: 1,395
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: 73,869   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.38
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 782
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: 169,097   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 125   Downloaded: 10,146
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: 198,143   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 7.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 177   Downloaded: 3,583
Demonstrates how to add text annotations to an Image element
Applications
Posted: 17 Dec 2008   Updated: 17 Dec 2008   Views: 364,447   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 89   Popularity: 9.65
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 264   Downloaded: 12,220
Reviews a localizable WPF Wizard user interface written in both C# and VB.NET.
Controls
Posted: 5 Jan 2007   Updated: 24 Jan 2007   Views: 382,342   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.34
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 209   Downloaded: 7,534
Shows how to turn a TreeView into an Org Chart.
Posted: 28 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 336,682   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 69   Popularity: 9.11
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 246   Downloaded: 6,411
Reviews an advanced layout customization for the WPF TreeView.
Posted: 19 Feb 2007   Updated: 25 Feb 2007   Views: 89,872   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.20
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 82   Downloaded: 1,167
Examines an intuitive way to correct typos in a TextBox.
Posted: 21 Jan 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 562,554   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 70   Popularity: 9.04
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 208   Downloaded: 10,322
Discusses automated drag-and-drop in the WPF ListView.
Posted: 28 Apr 2007   Updated: 28 Apr 2007   Views: 226,798   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 34   Popularity: 7.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 91   Downloaded: 4,423
A step-by-step review of how to conditionally highlight ListViewItems.
Posted: 1 Aug 2008   Updated: 1 Aug 2008   Views: 311,594   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 72   Popularity: 9.05
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 120   Downloaded: 11,072
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: 186,633   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 64   Popularity: 8.87
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 161   Downloaded: 9,927
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: 131,659   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 60   Popularity: 8.79
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 154   Downloaded: 2,176
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: 404,334   Rating: 4.65/5    Votes: 98   Popularity: 9.25
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 232   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 6 May 2007   Updated: 6 May 2007   Views: 135,539   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 61   Downloaded: 724
Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
Posted: 19 May 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Views: 222,162   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 94   Popularity: 9.68
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 122   Downloaded: 2,885
A gradual introduction to the world of WPF data binding.
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 22 May 2008   Views: 1,350,959   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 334   Popularity: 12.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 677   Downloaded: 36,053
Reviews how using a ViewModel can abstract away the complexities of the WPF TreeView control.
Posted: 2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Views: 65,171   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 27   Popularity: 7.11
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 31   Downloaded: 660
Reviews and compares three techniques that enable you to data bind to any element tree.
Posted: 5 Jul 2008   Updated: 5 Jul 2008   Views: 75,169   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.30
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 438
Explains how to allow users to select the amount of information to view
General
Posted: 27 Aug 2006   Updated: 2 Sep 2006   Views: 443,648   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 77   Popularity: 9.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 182   Downloaded: 7,925
Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006   Updated: 19 Oct 2006   Views: 102,315   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.92
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 75   Downloaded: 3,580
A ListBox which slides its items when they are selected and deselected.
Posted: 17 Sep 2006   Updated: 2 Nov 2006   Views: 114,854   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 32   Popularity: 7.28
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 70   Downloaded: 2,523
Demonstrates how to perform input validation using regular expressions, in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.
Posted: 5 Aug 2006   Updated: 14 Nov 2006   Views: 142,076   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.75
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 65   Downloaded: 1,524
Demonstrates how to chain together value converters used in WPF data binding.
Posted: 14 Jul 2007   Updated: 14 Jul 2007   Views: 69,300   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 41   Downloaded: 779
Demonstrates how to create unit tests for a class which uses a DispatcherTimer.
Posted: 13 Oct 2007   Updated: 13 Oct 2007   Views: 138,505   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.55
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 122   Downloaded: 621
An introspective journey of solving problems using WPF
Posted: 3 Nov 2007   Updated: 3 Nov 2007   Views: 47,961   Rating: 4.65/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 299
Giving routed commands default execution logic
Posted: 29 Nov 2007   Updated: 5 Dec 2007   Views: 172,004   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.26
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 97   Downloaded: 2,341
A detailed examination of the WPF element trees and their subtleties
Posted: 11 Dec 2007   Updated: 17 Dec 2007   Views: 59,935   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: 135,674   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 89   Downloaded: 1,437
A debugger visualizer which allows you to inspect the visual tree.
Posted: 6 Jan 2008   Updated: 6 Jan 2008   Views: 110,862   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 116   Downloaded: 1,637
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: 234,694   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 67   Popularity: 9.08
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 194   Downloaded: 1,865
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: 154,939   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 156   Downloaded: 5,565
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: 44,725   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: 162,840   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 49   Popularity: 8.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 185   Downloaded: 4,238
Shows how to write the same simple program in Windows Forms and WPF.
Posted: 4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Views: 60,480   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 48   Downloaded: 656
Introduces a generic technique of chaining commands together.
Posted: 1 Jun 2008   Updated: 1 Jun 2008   Views: 31,674   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 73
A fun excursion into using WPF to visualize a simple numeric rule system.
Posted: 11 Nov 2006   Updated: 13 Jul 2008   Views: 270,635   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.34
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 260   Downloaded: 3,647
A free library of controls and utility classes for use in WPF applications.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Views: 277,084   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 134   Downloaded: 2,664
Reviews a clean and lightweight way to use RoutedCommands in the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2008   Updated: 30 Aug 2008   Views: 331,289   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 78   Popularity: 9.34
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 203   Downloaded: 5,656
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: 66,873   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.43
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 68   Downloaded: 242
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: 79,633   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.32
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 128   Downloaded: 2,242
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: 81,466   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.74
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 70   Downloaded: 1,666
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: 192,963   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 83   Popularity: 9.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 189   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007   Updated: 26 Apr 2007   Views: 258,709   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.56
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 98   Downloaded: 9,024
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: 169,310   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 77   Popularity: 9.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 129   Downloaded: 6,207
Explores Panel3D, a custom WPF panel that displays its children in 3D space
Styles
Posted: 12 Apr 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 327,661   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 91   Popularity: 9.64
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 222   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 27 Jul 2007   Updated: 27 Jul 2007   Views: 233,492   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 72   Popularity: 9.23
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 310   Downloaded: 8,756
Reviews the basics of creating a WPF user interface with various visual styles.
Templates
Posted: 6 Apr 2007   Updated: 7 Apr 2007   Views: 336,408   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 95   Popularity: 9.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 213   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 13 May 2007   Updated: 13 May 2007   Views: 84,221   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 46   Downloaded: 580
Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
Utilities
Posted: 26 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 135,103   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 7.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 78   Downloaded: 529
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: 98,742   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: 585,726   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 167   Popularity: 10.68
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 747   Downloaded: 27,268
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 8 Jun 2007   Updated: 8 Jun 2007   Views: 142,706   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 106   Downloaded: 2,668
Reviews how to implement dynamic user interfaces in WPF.
Windows Workflow Foundation
General
Posted: 12 Nov 2006   Updated: 12 Nov 2006   Views: 141,962   Rating: 4.53/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.44
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 100   Downloaded: 660
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: 128,893   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: 381,637   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 82   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 358   Downloaded: 4,487
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: 16,961   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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