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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 25 Feb 2012   Updated: 22 Mar 2015   Views: 172,960   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 130   Popularity: 10.37
Licence: The MIT License      Bookmarked: 354   Downloaded: 13,481
Embed a functional console window in a C# application.
Shell and IE programming
Shell Programming
Posted: 19 Jan 2013   Updated: 19 Jan 2013   Views: 11,780   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.40
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 29   Downloaded: 895
Rapidly create Shell Drop Handler Extensions using .NET
Posted: 17 Mar 2013   Updated: 17 Mar 2013   Views: 19,460   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.38
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 39   Downloaded: 1,528
Create Shell Thumbnail Handler Extensions using .NET!
Posted: 13 Jan 2013   Updated: 5 Apr 2013   Views: 15,850   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 34   Downloaded: 1,167
Rapidly create Shell Info Tip Extensions using .NET
Posted: 6 Apr 2013   Updated: 7 Apr 2013   Views: 17,120   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 33   Downloaded: 1,310
Use .NET to rapidly build Shell Property Sheets.
Posted: 13 Feb 2013   Updated: 14 Sep 2013   Views: 36,530   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 60   Downloaded: 2,661
Create Shell Icon Overlay Handlers using .NET!
Posted: 15 Sep 2013   Updated: 15 Sep 2013   Views: 13,510   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 5.18
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 21   Downloaded: 630
Learn how to deploy SharpShell servers easily with the new Server Registration Manager tool.
Posted: 26 Jan 2013   Updated: 20 May 2014   Views: 28,800   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 6.10
Licence: The MIT License      Bookmarked: 56   Downloaded: 2,433
Quickly create Shell Preview Handlers for Windows or Outlook using .NET!
Posted: 5 Jan 2013   Updated: 27 Nov 2014   Views: 151,490   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 96   Popularity: 9.84
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 314   Downloaded: 9,999
Rapidly create Shell Context Menu Extensions using .NET.
Posted: 9 Jan 2013   Updated: 19 Jan 2015   Views: 26,440   Rating: 4.82/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 6.15
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 56   Downloaded: 1,779
Rapidly create Shell Icon Handler Extensions using .NET
Client side scripting
Beginners
Posted: 15 Dec 2013   Updated: 30 Dec 2013   Views: 18,210   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 5.14
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 34   Downloaded: 365
Learn how to use Bower, Bootstrap and AngularJS to create the Langton's Ant simulation in Javascript.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013   Updated: 31 Jan 2014   Views: 45,151   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 43   Popularity: 8.04
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 77   Downloaded: 1,238
In part two of the learn JavaScript series we'll create the classic space invaders game.
General
Posted: 10 Dec 2012   Updated: 10 Dec 2012   Views: 55,260   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 34   Popularity: 7.45
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 92   Downloaded: 1,679
Twitter Bootstrap is a lean and clean framework for website UIs. See what it can do and how it can help you!
Posted: 24 Aug 2013   Updated: 31 Jan 2014   Views: 66,270   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 87   Popularity: 9.61
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 159   Downloaded: 1,502
In this article we're going to create a starfield in JavaScript. We'll see how the core langauge features work, how to create classes, and how to use the HTML5 Canvas.
HTML / CSS
General
Posted: 24 Jun 2013   Updated: 24 Jun 2013   Views: 5,890   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 12   Downloaded: 0
In this article we'll look at how you can add social networking buttons to your website to connect it to other networks. We'll use BuildButtons for the heavy lifting.
Silverlight
General
Posted: 29 Apr 2012   Updated: 11 Jun 2013   Views: 19,850   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.32
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 38   Downloaded: 1,192
The 960 Grid System is a hugely popular layout system for web sites - Grid960 lets you use it in Silverlight!
OpenGL
General
Posted: 15 Jan 2009   Updated: 15 Jan 2009   Views: 60,470   Rating: 4.27/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.15
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 62   Downloaded: 4,288
An article showing how to make a Custom AppWizard for OpenGL applictions in Visual Studio .NET 2008
Posted: 4 Nov 2002   Updated: 7 Apr 2014   Views: 755,630   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 170   Popularity: 11.00
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 441   Downloaded: 48,947
Use OpenGL in WinForms or WPF applications, directly or with a powerful Scene Graph.
Posted: 1 Apr 2014   Updated: 8 Apr 2014   Views: 35,270   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.35
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 88   Downloaded: 1,864
Learn how to use OpenGL in your .NET applications with SharpGL.
C#
General
Posted: 22 Apr 2012   Updated: 21 May 2012   Views: 28,800   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.88
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 73   Downloaded: 1,237
Write your first MVVM application in ten minutes using the Apex SDK!
Posted: 16 May 2012   Updated: 21 May 2012   Views: 21,390   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.69
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 25   Downloaded: 904
Learn how to add Commands to your MVVM application to add functionality without breaking the separation of View and ViewModel.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012   Updated: 25 Jun 2012   Views: 38,980   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 27   Popularity: 7.13
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 83   Downloaded: 7,576
A Zune Style Application Template that makes a great starting point for WPF or Silverlight Projects
Posted: 5 Jun 2013   Updated: 6 Jun 2013   Views: 25,790   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 7.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 57   Downloaded: 1,163
Introducing 'Sil' - the addin that lets you right click on code and quickly inspect the Common Intermediate Language the compiler generates for it.
.NET Framework
General
Posted: 12 Sep 2011   Updated: 13 Sep 2011   Views: 38,630   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 7.75
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 36   Downloaded: 1,053
Performance comparison of P/Invoke versus a C++/CLI wrapper.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011   Updated: 14 Apr 2012   Views: 48,540   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 27   Popularity: 6.79
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 101   Downloaded: 1,318
Learn how to extend Visual Studio 2010 by creating custom code snippets.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012   Updated: 14 Apr 2012   Views: 41,370   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 35   Popularity: 7.61
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 72   Downloaded: 775
Learn how to extend Visual Studio 2010 by creating custom Item Templates.
Utilities
Posted: 29 Jul 2012   Updated: 30 Jul 2012   Views: 22,290   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.88
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 59   Downloaded: 2,907
Manage the Global Assembly Cache with this handy tool - or roll your own with the provided API!
Windows Communication Foundation
General
Posted: 27 Nov 2011   Updated: 27 Nov 2011   Views: 13,100   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 19   Downloaded: 464
Use a single Data Service to expose data from many sources with the Composite Data Service Framework!
Windows Presentation Foundation
Applications
Posted: 9 Sep 2011   Updated: 26 Feb 2013   Views: 61,800   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 78   Popularity: 9.40
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 147   Downloaded: 8,458
Create Solitaire and Spider Solitaire for WPF, step by step.
Controls
Posted: 6 Sep 2010   Updated: 6 Sep 2010   Views: 32,210   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.56
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 21   Downloaded: 620
A padded grid for WPF that is ideal for laying out forms.
Posted: 18 Aug 2011   Updated: 18 Aug 2011   Views: 27,950   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 46   Downloaded: 1,818
A small and simple cross button for your WPF applications.
Data Binding
Posted: 17 Jan 2012   Updated: 18 Jan 2012   Views: 24,830   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 35   Downloaded: 890
The quickest, easiest, and funkiest way to bind enumerations to a combo box in WPF, Silverlight, and Windows Phone 7.
General
Posted: 5 Aug 2010   Updated: 21 Aug 2010   Views: 132,691   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 90   Popularity: 9.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 179   Downloaded: 4,093
Getting started with your first WPF application using Microsoft Expression Blend 4.0.
Posted: 9 Oct 2011   Updated: 9 Oct 2011   Views: 57,590   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 6.08
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 7,201
Use OpenGL in a WPF application with ease!
Posted: 29 Oct 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2012   Views: 193,320   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 84   Popularity: 9.55
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 241   Downloaded: 11,680
A consistent approach to Commands, Asynchronous Commands, and Events-to-Commands for WPF, Silverlight, and WP7.
Libraries
Posted: 30 Jul 2011   Updated: 2 Aug 2011   Views: 23,430   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.23
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 57   Downloaded: 989
Introducing Apex - a lightweight MVVM and utility library for WPF, Silverlight, and WP7.
XAML
Posted: 30 Jul 2011   Updated: 31 Jul 2011   Views: 24,500   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 6.95
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 48   Downloaded: 887
A small and neat addition to the Grid control which can tidy up XAML in WPF, Silverlight and WP7
Cryptography & Security
Cryptography
Posted: 3 Jul 2007   Updated: 3 Jul 2007   Views: 79,880   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.30
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 66   Downloaded: 3,961
An article showing how to use the Crypto API to make a simple MFC class that can encrypt and decrypt different types of data
Macros and Add-ins
Visual Studio .NET Addins
Posted: 3 Feb 2012   Updated: 17 Jun 2013   Views: 78,271   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 46   Popularity: 8.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 118   Downloaded: 2,987
Create an amazingly useful 'Switch' addin to switch between cpp/h, designer/code, XAML/codebehind and more!
Tools and IDE
General
Posted: 10 Mar 2013   Updated: 11 Mar 2013   Views: 12,310   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.64
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 38   Downloaded: 532
FireKeys is a tool that lets you set up hotkey bindings for your favorite programs or places. See how it works, download it and find out how the code was written!
Posted: 18 Nov 2012   Updated: 29 Oct 2014   Views: 7,940   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 17   Downloaded: 369
Use QuickAccent to quickly copy accents and symbols to your clipboard. Also read the article to find out about the essentials when writing System Tray based applications

Average blogs rating: 4.88

Applications & Tools
Applications
Posted: 24 Mar 2015   Updated: 24 Mar 2015   Views: 5,230   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
I was working on a small and simple application built with AngularJS the other day. As with most applications like this, I start with a single JavaScript file caled app.js and no module system.In the past I've used RequireJS with AngularJS. It's an awful mistake. It leads to a big jump in complexity
Client side scripting
General
Posted: 4 Mar 2015   Updated: 4 Mar 2015   Views: 15,180   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.78
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 23   Downloaded: 0
Dealing with memory leaks in JavaScript applications can be a complex process. In this article I'm going to show you how to identify whether you have memory leaks, analyse them and ultimately resolve them.I'm using an AngularJS application to demonstrate the concepts and approaches, but much of this
Windows Powershell
General
Posted: 30 Mar 2014   Updated: 30 Mar 2014   Views: 2,610   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
tl;dr – VsixTools fixes the ‘Invalid Multiple Files in VSIX’ issue on the Visual Studio Gallery and lets you set vsix version numbers with Powershell. I maintain a reasonably large project called SharpGL. This project contains two Vsix packages (Visual… Continue Reading &#859
Uncategorised Technical Blogs
General
Posted: 5 May 2014   Updated: 5 May 2014   Views: 3,470   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
Specifications are absolutely key to the success of a project.I'm not going to talk about how different teams do specs, what works and what doesn't work. I'm going to make the statement that the better that specifications are handled, understood and controlled, the better for everyone - PMs, devs, Q
Posted: 7 May 2014   Updated: 7 May 2014   Views: 14,860   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.88
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 19   Downloaded: 0
Promises are a core feature of AngularJS - whether you understand them or not, if you use AngularJS you've almost certainly been using them for a while.In this post I'm going to explain what promises are, how they work, where they're used and finally how to use them effectively.Once we've got the co
Posted: 16 Jun 2014   Updated: 16 Jun 2014   Views: 6,450   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 0
If you need modals in an AngularJS application, look no further. I'll show you how to use the Angular Modal Service to add Bootstrap Modals or your own custom modals to your application.See it in a fiddle or check out a full set of samples online.ContentsUsing the Angular Modal Service A Quick Exam
Posted: 24 Mar 2015   Updated: 24 Mar 2015   Views: 1,890   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
I've been writing a couple of web services lately that use Auth0 for identity management. It's a great platform that makes working with different identity providers a breeze.One thing that I couldn't work out how to do at first was to quickly build a new JWT1 from an existing token. I wanted to tak
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