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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 25 Feb 2012   Updated: 21 Mar 2015   Views: 253,337   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 135   Popularity: 10.46
Licence: The MIT License      Bookmarked: 379   Downloaded: 17,710
Embed a functional console window in a C# application.
Shell and IE programming
Shell Programming
Posted: 19 Jan 2013   Updated: 19 Jan 2013   Views: 17,765   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 33   Downloaded: 1,135
Rapidly create Shell Drop Handler Extensions using .NET
Posted: 17 Mar 2013   Updated: 17 Mar 2013   Views: 35,857   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.38
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 2,216
Create Shell Thumbnail Handler Extensions using .NET!
Posted: 13 Jan 2013   Updated: 5 Apr 2013   Views: 21,436   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 36   Downloaded: 1,389
Rapidly create Shell Info Tip Extensions using .NET
Posted: 5 Apr 2013   Updated: 7 Apr 2013   Views: 29,610   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 37   Downloaded: 1,697
Use .NET to rapidly build Shell Property Sheets.
Posted: 13 Feb 2013   Updated: 14 Sep 2013   Views: 61,825   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 27   Popularity: 7.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 69   Downloaded: 3,632
Create Shell Icon Overlay Handlers using .NET!
Posted: 15 Sep 2013   Updated: 15 Sep 2013   Views: 24,850   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 23   Downloaded: 1,086
Learn how to deploy SharpShell servers easily with the new Server Registration Manager tool.
Posted: 26 Jan 2013   Updated: 20 May 2014   Views: 47,043   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.34
Licence: The MIT License      Bookmarked: 61   Downloaded: 3,313
Quickly create Shell Preview Handlers for Windows or Outlook using .NET!
Posted: 5 Jan 2013   Updated: 27 Nov 2014   Views: 273,813   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 112   Popularity: 10.09
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 346   Downloaded: 13,591
Rapidly create Shell Context Menu Extensions using .NET.
Posted: 9 Jan 2013   Updated: 19 Jan 2015   Views: 36,953   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 61   Downloaded: 2,194
Rapidly create Shell Icon Handler Extensions using .NET
Client side scripting
Beginners
Posted: 15 Dec 2013   Updated: 30 Dec 2013   Views: 23,401   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 36   Downloaded: 395
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: 69,265   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 46   Popularity: 8.20
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 84   Downloaded: 1,655
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: 74,884   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 35   Popularity: 7.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 97   Downloaded: 2,159
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: 90,190   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 93   Popularity: 9.76
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 159   Downloaded: 1,691
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: 7,370   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 14   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: 23,770   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 37   Downloaded: 1,328
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: 66,667   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.08
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 65   Downloaded: 4,722
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: 875,972   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 176   Popularity: 11.10
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 454   Downloaded: 53,122
Use OpenGL in WinForms or WPF applications, directly or with a powerful Scene Graph.
Posted: 1 Apr 2014   Updated: 8 Apr 2014   Views: 63,570   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 62   Popularity: 8.74
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 100   Downloaded: 4,061
Learn how to use OpenGL in your .NET applications with SharpGL.
C#
General
Posted: 22 Apr 2012   Updated: 21 May 2012   Views: 34,020   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.88
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 74   Downloaded: 1,308
Write your first MVVM application in ten minutes using the Apex SDK!
Posted: 16 May 2012   Updated: 21 May 2012   Views: 26,774   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.69
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 26   Downloaded: 966
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: 47,540   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 27   Popularity: 7.13
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 82   Downloaded: 8,327
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: 35,742   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 45   Popularity: 8.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 58   Downloaded: 1,414
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: 51,141   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 42   Popularity: 7.87
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 37   Downloaded: 1,195
Performance comparison of P/Invoke versus a C++/CLI wrapper.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011   Updated: 14 Apr 2012   Views: 61,786   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 6.96
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 105   Downloaded: 1,460
Learn how to extend Visual Studio 2010 by creating custom code snippets.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012   Updated: 14 Apr 2012   Views: 56,738   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.80
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 82   Downloaded: 949
Learn how to extend Visual Studio 2010 by creating custom Item Templates.
Utilities
Posted: 29 Jul 2012   Updated: 30 Jul 2012   Views: 30,103   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 6.15
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 63   Downloaded: 3,910
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: 15,543   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 19   Downloaded: 483
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: 82,815   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 84   Popularity: 9.57
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 158   Downloaded: 10,800
Create Solitaire and Spider Solitaire for WPF, step by step.
Controls
Posted: 6 Sep 2010   Updated: 6 Sep 2010   Views: 41,025   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.13
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 23   Downloaded: 768
A padded grid for WPF that is ideal for laying out forms.
Posted: 18 Aug 2011   Updated: 18 Aug 2011   Views: 37,743   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 48   Downloaded: 2,362
A small and simple cross button for your WPF applications.
Data Binding
Posted: 17 Jan 2012   Updated: 18 Jan 2012   Views: 30,961   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 37   Downloaded: 1,013
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: 20 Aug 2010   Views: 192,784   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 104   Popularity: 10.02
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 196   Downloaded: 5,221
Getting started with your first WPF application using Microsoft Expression Blend 4.0.
Posted: 9 Oct 2011   Updated: 9 Oct 2011   Views: 80,108   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 54   Downloaded: 8,687
Use OpenGL in a WPF application with ease!
Posted: 29 Oct 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2012   Views: 252,157   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 95   Popularity: 9.82
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 259   Downloaded: 13,901
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: 27,674   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.45
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 58   Downloaded: 1,121
Introducing Apex - a lightweight MVVM and utility library for WPF, Silverlight, and WP7.
XAML
Posted: 30 Jul 2011   Updated: 31 Jul 2011   Views: 28,311   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 6.95
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 48   Downloaded: 949
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: 89,178   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.30
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 66   Downloaded: 4,523
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: 102,868   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.22
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 120   Downloaded: 3,416
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: 16,369   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.95
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 617
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: 10,723   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 18   Downloaded: 411
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: 8,423   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
The best Module System for AngularJS applications
Client side scripting
General
Posted: 4 Mar 2015   Updated: 4 Mar 2015   Views: 47,709   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.20
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 29   Downloaded: 0
Dealing with memory leaks in JavaScript applications can be a complex process.
Site & Server Management
General
Posted: 8 Sep 2015   Updated: 8 Sep 2015   Views: 5,325   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.85
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 0
Feeling like having a go with Facebook's hugely popular React framework but not sure where to start? In this post I'm going to build a simple React application from scratch - using ECMAScript 6.We'll put together the bare minimum skeleton of a site and keep the folder structure free of noise an
Google Cloud Platform
General
Posted: 2 Jun 2016   Updated: 2 Jun 2016   Views: 2,930   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
After perhaps 10-20 hours of learning, coding and messing around, I'm wondering - is it worth persevering with Golang?
SQL Reporting Services
General
Posted: 19 Apr 2016   Updated: 19 Apr 2016   Views: 5,900   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 5.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 26   Downloaded: 0
If you are looking to get your hands dirty and learn all about Docker, then look no further!
Windows Powershell
General
Posted: 30 Mar 2014   Updated: 30 Mar 2014   Views: 3,870   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   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.
Testing and QA
UI Testing
Posted: 3 Jun 2016   Updated: 3 Jun 2016   Views: 5,940   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
I've finally had a chance to install the new Docker for Mac Beta and give it a whirl, here are my experience so far!
Uncategorised Technical Blogs
General
Posted: 5 May 2014   Updated: 5 May 2014   Views: 4,210   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.
Posted: 7 May 2014   Updated: 7 May 2014   Views: 26,578   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 6.02
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 21   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 t
Posted: 16 Jun 2014   Updated: 16 Jun 2014   Views: 12,398   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
If you need modals in an AngularJS application, look no further.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015   Updated: 24 Mar 2015   Views: 3,181   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
Modifying a JWT in a Node/Express application
Posted: 26 Apr 2016   Updated: 26 Apr 2016   Views: 4,920   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
I'm going to share my experiences of experimenting in Angular 2, as someone who needs a pretty compelling reason to move away from React/Redux!
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Dave Kerr
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