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The top articles from the top authors of last month have been voted on by you, and I apologise for the delay in posting the results:

Best VB.NET article of January 2013
tix - TMDock - Dockbar samples alpha blend
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Logger For .Net; The latest VB.NET ebooks from informIT;
 
Best Mobile article of January 2013
Colin Eberhardt - A Windows Phone 8 Run Tracking App in 100 Lines of Code
Prizes: Code Project Mug; CodeProject Mousepad; The latest Mobile ebooks from informIT; ComponentOne Studio Enterprise;
 
Best Web Dev article of January 2013
Sacha Barber - Node.Js And Stuff
Prizes: SmartOutline 2010; The latest Web Dev ebooks from informIT; Spread WPF-Silverlight;
 
Best overall article of January 2013
Sacha Barber - Node.Js And Stuff
Prizes: Code Project Mug; Hyper Build; Spread .NET;
 
Best C++ article of January 2013
Junlin Xu - OpenGL for Both Native and .NET Environment
Prizes: Codejock Xtreme ToolkitPro; SmartOutline 2010; CryptoLicensing For MFC - Enterprise Edition; The latest C++ ebooks from informIT;
 
Best C# article of January 2013
Dave Kerr - .NET Shell Extensions - Shell Context Menus
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Obfuscator For .Net - Enterprise Edition; The latest C# ebooks from informIT; ActiveReports 7;
 

Well done, guys, and a special mention for the best article title in a while from Sacha. Nice.

cheers,
Chris Maunder

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Weekly Poll Results

What non-coding stuff do you do in your spare time?

Survey period: 25 Feb 2013 to 4 Mar 2013

Life after Code. Or between Code. Take Two,

OptionVotes% 
Sports or physical activity (participating)22438.69224 votes, 38.69%
Movies / TV / Live shows37164.08371 votes, 64.08%
Building / Fixing stuff12421.42124 votes, 21.42%
Music (consume or create)24241.80242 votes, 41.80%
Games (board, video, physical - anything)25944.73259 votes, 44.73%
Food (consume or create)20435.23204 votes, 35.23%
Read (non-coding stuff)25443.87254 votes, 43.87%
Socialise17229.71172 votes, 29.71%
Quiet time (including yoga, meditation etc)8214.1682 votes, 14.16%
Other7813.4778 votes, 13.47%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (30 answers)

This week's survey: Have you ever written code for a non-PC gadget or toy?

Most popular new articles

25 Feb 2013 - 3 Mar 2013

Latest Additions

121 articles overall. 50 new, 71 updated.

New articles added

Algorithms & Recipes

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

C#

Client side scripting

Code Generation

Design and Architecture

Internet / Network

Interviews

  • A Coder Interview With Sam Nguyen - CodeProject
    Welcome to our continuing series of CodeProject interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Sam Nguyen, developer of TextDrop, an online editor for Dropbox.

Product Showcase

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

VB.NET

Windows 8 Design

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

Articles updated

Algorithms & Recipes

  • Classical Encryption Techniques - Omar Gameel Salem
    Implementation of famous Ciphering algorithms

  • Polynomial Equation Solver - Kenneth Haugland
    Solves 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree polynominal by explicid fomulas and any degree by the numerical Jenkins-Traub algoritm with real coefficients.

Android

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C#

Client side scripting

Cryptography & Security

Edit Controls

Grid & Data Controls

  • Dynamic Type Description Framework for PropertyGrid - Mizan Rahman
    A framework that allows you to customize your class for PropertyGrid at design-time and/or run-time. Using this framework your can control what properties PropertyGrid shows, how the properties are shown, and when it shows them.

Hardware & System

  • Emulation of I2C Protocol on C# - Nakul Vyas
    This article presents code to emulate I2C protocol in C#, this can be useful in applications like data acquisition without microcontrollers.

  • Leap Motion: Move Cursor - Meshack Musundi
    How to use the Leap controller to move the cursor using a finger

HTML / CSS

Installation

Java

LINQ

Miscellaneous

Mobile Development

Threads, Processes & IPC

Windows 8 Design

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added

.NET Framework

ASP.NET

C#

Client side scripting

Database

Game Development

Java

Libraries

Tools and IDE

Work Issues

Tips and Tricks updated

Algorithms & Recipes

ASP.NET

C / C++ Language

C#

Cryptography & Security

Database

Game Development

  • C# Hangman - Samuel Philip Blackford
    A neat little hangman game I thought I might share.

GDI+

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Technical Blogs added

Applications & Tools

Hardware & System

Libraries

Microsoft BizTalk Server

  • SQL Server Discovery Report - Rohitmssqlfun
    How can I check what all SQL server features and version are installed on my Machine? It’s a frequently asked question. You need to study your environment, need to login each instance to check version & other details, to answer this question.

Office Development

  • Excel UDF library in C# from scratch - Pragmateek
    Introduction In this article I’ll show you how to create a UDF library for Excel in C# from scratch. By “from scratch” I mean without using Visual Studio, only low-level tools : a simple text-editor like Notepad and the C# … Continue reading →

Scrapbook

Tools and IDE

Web Security

  • Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.2.0.0.0.Fakes - Melick
      Test method VisualWebPartProject1Test.SPControllerTest.CreateListTest threw exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.2.0.0.0.Fakes, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0ae41878053f6703' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find

Windows API

Work Issues

  • Staying healthy == better code... - Carl Randall
    This article aims to highlight links between good coding, more productive development, and some best practices for the most sophisticated of systems, our bodies.

Technical Blogs updated

Android

Applications & Tools

Dialogs and Windows

Exception Handling

  • Do NOT catch that exception! - jgauffin
    Ohhh, I've recently seen one to many application where the developers try to be safe by catching exceptions all over the place. It can be everything from a small simple method that doesn't throw that many exceptions to a large method with multiple try/catch statements. Most of those catch blocks jus

Internet / Network

String handling

  • How to display a control's hierarchy as a string - Adam Zuckerman
    I created an extension method that allows my program to find all of a control's parents' names. It returns a string separated overrideable delimiter (::).  This code is targeted for .NET 4 Client, but should also work in .NET 3.5.Module WinformControlExtensions  '''   ''' Find all of the control's

Web Services

Work Issues




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