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Desktop Programming
Windows Forms
Posted: 4 Feb 2006   Updated: 20 Feb 2006   Views: 204,406   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.09
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A utility class which makes it easier to create recursive methods that operate on the TreeView control
Posted: 25 Mar 2006   Updated: 3 Apr 2006   Views: 260,321   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 63   Popularity: 8.90
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 135   Downloaded: 17,441
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A tool which allows you to view, save, and copy an image embedded in any assembly.
Posted: 3 May 2008   Updated: 3 May 2008   Views: 246,408   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.08
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Shows how to write the same simple program in Windows Forms and WPF.
Posted: 13 Sep 2005   Updated: 9 May 2012   Views: 150,427   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.31
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A task-oriented review of an animation library and the application which uses it
WPF
Posted: 12 Sep 2007   Updated: 12 Sep 2007   Views: 265,408   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 188   Downloaded: 5,181
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Demonstrates how to add text annotations to an Image element
Posted: 5 Jan 2007   Updated: 24 Jan 2007   Views: 540,308   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 66   Popularity: 8.78
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Shows how to turn a TreeView into an Org Chart.
Posted: 28 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 450,112   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 71   Popularity: 9.05
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 265   Downloaded: 9,375
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Reviews an advanced layout customization for the WPF TreeView.
Posted: 19 Feb 2007   Updated: 25 Feb 2007   Views: 130,363   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 84   Downloaded: 1,796
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Examines an intuitive way to correct typos in a TextBox.
Posted: 21 Jan 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 903,002   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 92   Popularity: 9.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 238   Downloaded: 18,820
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Discusses automated drag-and-drop in the WPF ListView.
Posted: 28 Apr 2007   Updated: 28 Apr 2007   Views: 335,186   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.58
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 98   Downloaded: 6,320
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A step-by-step review of how to conditionally highlight ListViewItems.
Posted: 1 Aug 2008   Updated: 1 Aug 2008   Views: 591,216   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 92   Popularity: 9.59
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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: 311,388   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 72   Popularity: 9.05
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 170   Downloaded: 13,586
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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: 234,864   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 9.03
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 158   Downloaded: 3,584
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Reviews a matrix control that can be data bound and visually styled with ease
Posted: 3 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Views: 575,303   Rating: 4.65/5    Votes: 112   Popularity: 9.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 248   Downloaded: 0
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 6 May 2007   Updated: 6 May 2007   Views: 224,968   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.53
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Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
Posted: 19 May 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Views: 323,803   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 110   Popularity: 9.94
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A gradual introduction to the world of WPF data binding.
Posted: 2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Views: 126,973   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.27
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Reviews and compares three techniques that enable you to data bind to any element tree.
Posted: 5 Jul 2008   Updated: 5 Jul 2008   Views: 112,941   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 542
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Explains how to allow users to select the amount of information to view
Posted: 27 Aug 2006   Updated: 2 Sep 2006   Views: 720,126   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 97   Popularity: 9.78
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Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006   Updated: 19 Oct 2006   Views: 138,102   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.68
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 77   Downloaded: 5,087
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A ListBox which slides its items when they are selected and deselected.
Posted: 17 Sep 2006   Updated: 2 Nov 2006   Views: 180,407   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.60
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Demonstrates how to perform input validation using regular expressions, in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.
Posted: 5 Aug 2006   Updated: 14 Nov 2006   Views: 220,709   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.14
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Demonstrates how to chain together value converters used in WPF data binding.
Posted: 14 Jul 2007   Updated: 14 Jul 2007   Views: 116,414   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.39
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Demonstrates how to create unit tests for a class which uses a DispatcherTimer.
Posted: 13 Oct 2007   Updated: 13 Oct 2007   Views: 192,143   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.37
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 128   Downloaded: 851
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An introspective journey of solving problems using WPF
Posted: 3 Nov 2007   Updated: 3 Nov 2007   Views: 68,270   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.44
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 390
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Giving routed commands default execution logic
Posted: 29 Nov 2007   Updated: 5 Dec 2007   Views: 327,643   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 8.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 111   Downloaded: 3,656
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A detailed examination of the WPF element trees and their subtleties
Posted: 6 Jan 2008   Updated: 6 Jan 2008   Views: 158,334   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.60
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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: 332,741   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 8.95
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 198   Downloaded: 2,543
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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: 232,782   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.61
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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: 62,391   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.87
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 32   Downloaded: 0
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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: 4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Views: 109,462   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.65
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 53   Downloaded: 1,206
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Introduces a generic technique of chaining commands together.
Posted: 1 Jun 2008   Updated: 1 Jun 2008   Views: 50,490   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.20
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A fun excursion into using WPF to visualize a simple numeric rule system.
Posted: 11 Nov 2006   Updated: 13 Jul 2008   Views: 365,800   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.34
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 262   Downloaded: 4,638
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A free library of controls and utility classes for use in WPF applications.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Views: 514,918   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.50
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Reviews a clean and lightweight way to use RoutedCommands in the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2008   Updated: 30 Aug 2008   Views: 683,078   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 101   Popularity: 9.84
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 241   Downloaded: 9,254
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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: 102,550   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.05
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 69   Downloaded: 347
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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: 150,613   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 138   Downloaded: 3,778
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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: 134,533   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.70
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Reviews a simple and testable way to show a MessageBox in any WPF or Silverlight application built with the MVVM design pattern
Posted: 2 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Views: 257,438   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 104   Popularity: 9.56
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 202   Downloaded: 0
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007   Updated: 26 Apr 2007   Views: 377,317   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 59   Popularity: 8.74
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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: 255,195   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 7.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 131   Downloaded: 7,319
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Explores Panel3D, a custom WPF panel that displays its children in 3D space
Posted: 12 Apr 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 805,017   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 105   Popularity: 9.87
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 233   Downloaded: 0
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 27 Jul 2007   Updated: 27 Jul 2007   Views: 345,904   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.46
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Reviews the basics of creating a WPF user interface with various visual styles.
Posted: 6 Apr 2007   Updated: 7 Apr 2007   Views: 455,938   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 112   Popularity: 9.83
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 13 May 2007   Updated: 13 May 2007   Views: 125,451   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.61
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Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
Posted: 31 Mar 2007   Updated: 19 Apr 2007   Views: 824,647   Rating: 4.72/5    Votes: 196   Popularity: 10.78
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 8 Jun 2007   Updated: 8 Jun 2007   Views: 206,388   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 5.93
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Reviews how to implement dynamic user interfaces in WPF.
XAML
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 22 May 2008   Views: 2,758,090   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 404   Popularity: 12.84
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Reviews how using a ViewModel can abstract away the complexities of the WPF TreeView control.
Posted: 12 Nov 2006   Updated: 12 Nov 2006   Views: 165,602   Rating: 4.52/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.34
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Explains the very basics of Windows Workflow Foundation, using The World's Stupidest WF Application.
Programming Languages
C#
Posted: 19 Feb 2003   Updated: 19 Feb 2003   Views: 183,836   Rating: 3.58/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 4.31
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A marquee control written in C#
XML
Posted: 6 Apr 2005   Updated: 6 Apr 2005   Views: 64,694   Rating: 3.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
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An article which demonstrates how to direct trace/debug information to an XML file.
Posted: 5 Oct 2004   Updated: 11 Jan 2005   Views: 93,817   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.50
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An article which shows how to enumerate over XML data in a foreach loop as if the data were in a collection.

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Josh Smith
Software Developer (Senior) Black Pixel
United States United States
Josh creates software, for iOS and Windows.

He works at Black Pixel as a Senior 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.

Visit his WPF blog[^] or stop by his iOS blog[^].

See his website Josh Smith Digital[^].