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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 25 Feb 2012   Updated: 22 Mar 2015   Views: 372,381   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 144   Popularity: 10.59
Licence: The MIT License      Bookmarked: 385   Downloaded: 21,460
Embed a functional console window in a C# application.
Shell and IE programming
Shell Programming
Posted: 19 Jan 2013   Updated: 19 Jan 2013   Views: 26,750   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 33   Downloaded: 1,517
Rapidly create Shell Drop Handler Extensions using .NET
Posted: 17 Mar 2013   Updated: 17 Mar 2013   Views: 60,810   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.38
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 2,839
Create Shell Thumbnail Handler Extensions using .NET!
Posted: 13 Jan 2013   Updated: 5 Apr 2013   Views: 29,440   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 38   Downloaded: 1,557
Rapidly create Shell Info Tip Extensions using .NET
Posted: 6 Apr 2013   Updated: 7 Apr 2013   Views: 46,290   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 6.15
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 39   Downloaded: 2,127
Use .NET to rapidly build Shell Property Sheets.
Posted: 13 Feb 2013   Updated: 14 Sep 2013   Views: 95,360   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 73   Downloaded: 4,609
Create Shell Icon Overlay Handlers using .NET!
Posted: 15 Sep 2013   Updated: 15 Sep 2013   Views: 40,880   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 25   Downloaded: 1,587
Learn how to deploy SharpShell servers easily with the new Server Registration Manager tool.
Posted: 26 Jan 2013   Updated: 20 May 2014   Views: 73,400   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.61
Licence: The MIT License      Bookmarked: 66   Downloaded: 4,265
Quickly create Shell Preview Handlers for Windows or Outlook using .NET!
Posted: 5 Jan 2013   Updated: 27 Nov 2014   Views: 453,140   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 119   Popularity: 10.23
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 352   Downloaded: 16,599
Rapidly create Shell Context Menu Extensions using .NET.
Posted: 9 Jan 2013   Updated: 19 Jan 2015   Views: 51,890   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 66   Downloaded: 2,629
Rapidly create Shell Icon Handler Extensions using .NET
Client side scripting
Beginners
Posted: 15 Dec 2013   Updated: 30 Dec 2013   Views: 28,360   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 36   Downloaded: 430
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: 94,011   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 46   Popularity: 8.20
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 84   Downloaded: 1,897
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: 87,920   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.66
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 98   Downloaded: 2,274
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: 111,010   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 95   Popularity: 9.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 160   Downloaded: 1,793
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: 9,310   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: 29,860   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 37   Downloaded: 1,353
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: 83,831   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.08
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 66   Downloaded: 4,923
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: 1,461,610   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 179   Popularity: 11.13
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 459   Downloaded: 56,306
Use OpenGL in WinForms or WPF applications, directly or with a powerful Scene Graph.
Posted: 1 Apr 2014   Updated: 8 Apr 2014   Views: 107,260   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 8.84
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 107   Downloaded: 6,017
Learn how to use OpenGL in your .NET applications with SharpGL.
C#
General
Posted: 22 Apr 2012   Updated: 21 May 2012   Views: 41,050   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.88
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 74   Downloaded: 1,365
Write your first MVVM application in ten minutes using the Apex SDK!
Posted: 16 May 2012   Updated: 21 May 2012   Views: 34,040   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.69
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 26   Downloaded: 1,007
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: 57,460   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 27   Popularity: 7.13
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 81   Downloaded: 8,518
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: 48,350   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 45   Popularity: 8.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 59   Downloaded: 1,522
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: 66,090   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.85
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 39   Downloaded: 1,309
Performance comparison of P/Invoke versus a C++/CLI wrapper.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011   Updated: 14 Apr 2012   Views: 72,890   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.04
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 104   Downloaded: 1,554
Learn how to extend Visual Studio 2010 by creating custom code snippets.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012   Updated: 14 Apr 2012   Views: 72,850   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 7.92
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 86   Downloaded: 1,060
Learn how to extend Visual Studio 2010 by creating custom Item Templates.
Utilities
Posted: 29 Jul 2012   Updated: 30 Jul 2012   Views: 39,940   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 66   Downloaded: 4,615
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: 20,010   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 19   Downloaded: 490
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: 103,520   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.59
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 160   Downloaded: 12,205
Create Solitaire and Spider Solitaire for WPF, step by step.
Controls
Posted: 6 Sep 2010   Updated: 6 Sep 2010   Views: 51,990   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.13
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 23   Downloaded: 906
A padded grid for WPF that is ideal for laying out forms.
Posted: 18 Aug 2011   Updated: 18 Aug 2011   Views: 49,220   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 2,751
A small and simple cross button for your WPF applications.
Data Binding
Posted: 17 Jan 2012   Updated: 18 Jan 2012   Views: 39,480   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 38   Downloaded: 1,108
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: 244,840   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 111   Popularity: 10.16
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 204   Downloaded: 5,835
Getting started with your first WPF application using Microsoft Expression Blend 4.0.
Posted: 9 Oct 2011   Updated: 9 Oct 2011   Views: 115,980   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.44
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 54   Downloaded: 10,207
Use OpenGL in a WPF application with ease!
Posted: 29 Oct 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2012   Views: 307,810   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 101   Popularity: 9.96
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 271   Downloaded: 15,277
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: 34,700   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.45
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 57   Downloaded: 1,224
Introducing Apex - a lightweight MVVM and utility library for WPF, Silverlight, and WP7.
XAML
Posted: 30 Jul 2011   Updated: 31 Jul 2011   Views: 34,720   Rating: 4.82/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.03
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 48   Downloaded: 984
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: 107,220   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.53
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 67   Downloaded: 5,097
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: 122,120   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.22
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 120   Downloaded: 3,593
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: 22,540   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.95
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 668
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: 15,080   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 18   Downloaded: 447
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: 4.93

Clipboard
Drag and Drop
Posted: 10 Oct 2017   Updated: 10 Oct 2017   Views: 3,230   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes:    Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 2   Downloaded: 0
In this article, I'll show you how you can use the shell as an efficient tool to compliment how you use the clipboard.
Shell and IE programming
Beginners
Posted: 11 Jun 2017   Updated: 11 Jun 2017   Views: 3,550   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 6   Downloaded: 0
Text in the command line can quickly get unwieldy. Here are some simple tricks you can use to navigate in the command line.
General
Posted: 19 Dec 2017   Updated: 19 Dec 2017   Views: 2,270   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
In this article, I'll show you how to quickly get help when working with tools in the shell, without disrupting your flow!
Applications & Tools
Applications
Posted: 24 Mar 2015   Updated: 24 Mar 2015   Views: 10,460   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes:    Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
The best Module System for AngularJS applications
Charts, Graphs and Images
Images and multimedia
Posted: 3 Nov 2016   Updated: 3 Nov 2016   Views: 4,640   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 7   Downloaded: 0
In this article, I'm going to demonstrate a few tips and tricks which can make your life easier when you are building or maintaining Dockerfiles.
Client side scripting
General
Posted: 16 Jun 2014   Updated: 16 Jun 2014   Views: 17,550   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
The only AngularJS Modal service you'll ever need
Posted: 4 Mar 2015   Updated: 4 Mar 2015   Views: 64,450   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: 9,840   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.85
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 6   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
Amazon Web Services
General
Posted: 30 Oct 2016   Updated: 30 Oct 2016   Views: 3,740   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 2   Downloaded: 0
Run Amazon DynamoDB locally with Docker
Posted: 2 Feb 2017   Updated: 2 Feb 2017   Views: 2,490   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes:    Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
Setting up your own OpenShift cluster can be a little complex, but in this article I'll show you how to make it fairly painless.
Posted: 12 Jan 2018   Updated: 12 Jan 2018   Views: 4,661   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 7   Downloaded: 0
There are cases where great efforts have been made to adopt microservice patterns without understanding the specifics of the problem at hand...
Google Cloud Platform
General
Posted: 2 Jun 2016   Updated: 2 Jun 2016   Views: 5,130   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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After perhaps 10-20 hours of learning, coding and messing around, I'm wondering - is it worth persevering with Golang?
Content Management Server
General
Posted: 18 Nov 2016   Updated: 18 Nov 2016   Views: 3,190   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes:    Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
I recently found a surprisingly helpful approach for server-side development which uses Slack in a creative way.
Posted: 9 Jan 2017   Updated: 9 Jan 2017   Views: 3,540   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
In this article I'm going to show you how to create a resilient Consul cluster, using Terraform and AWS. We can use this cluster for microservice discovery and management. No prior knowledge of the technologies or patterns is required!The final code is at github.com/dwmkerr/terraform-consul-cluster.
SQL Reporting Services
General
Posted: 19 Apr 2016   Updated: 19 Apr 2016   Views: 16,800   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.40
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 35   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: 5,140   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
Managing Vsix Deployments with Powershell
Uncategorised Tips and Tricks
General
Posted: 3 Apr 2017   Updated: 3 Apr 2017   Views: 3,260   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
Some simple tips and tricks which will help you build and maintain beautifully simple mobile build pipelines
Testing and QA
UI Testing
Posted: 3 Jun 2016   Updated: 3 Jun 2016   Views: 8,150   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes:    Popularity: 0.00
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: 4,700   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: 36,790   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 6.02
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 22   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: 24 Mar 2015   Updated: 24 Mar 2015   Views: 6,290   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes:    Popularity: 0.00
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Modifying a JWT in a Node/Express application
Posted: 27 Apr 2016   Updated: 27 Apr 2016   Views: 7,340   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!
Posted: 25 May 2017   Updated: 25 May 2017   Views: 2,500   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
A utility to help you wait for ports to open
Posted: 29 Oct 2017   Updated: 29 Oct 2017   Views: 1,980   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes:    Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
In this article I'm going to show you how to set up OpenShift to integrate with Splunk for logging. The techniques used could easily be applied to a vanilla Kubernetes installation (there are no OpenShift specifics required).
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Dave Kerr
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