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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 19 Feb 2003   Updated: 19 Feb 2003   Views: 180,570   Rating: 3.58/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 4.31
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 42   Downloaded: 5,708
A marquee control written in C#
Tree Controls
TreeView Controls
Posted: 4 Feb 2006   Updated: 20 Feb 2006   Views: 199,130   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.09
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 96   Downloaded: 1,301
A utility class which makes it easier to create recursive methods that operate on the TreeView control
Trace and Logs
Debug and Tracing
Posted: 6 Apr 2005   Updated: 6 Apr 2005   Views: 62,422   Rating: 3.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 24   Downloaded: 641
An article which demonstrates how to direct trace/debug information to an XML file.
GDI+
General
Posted: 13 Sep 2005   Updated: 9 May 2012   Views: 144,630   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 46   Popularity: 8.22
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 164   Downloaded: 2,114
A task-oriented review of an animation library and the application which uses it.
XML
XML/XSLT
Posted: 5 Oct 2004   Updated: 11 Jan 2005   Views: 91,570   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.50
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 873
An article which shows how to enumerate over XML data in a foreach loop as if the data were in a collection.
.NET Framework
Utilities
Posted: 25 Mar 2006   Updated: 3 Apr 2006   Views: 250,565   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 62   Popularity: 8.86
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 134   Downloaded: 16,594
A tool which allows you to view, save, and copy an image embedded in any assembly.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Annotations
Posted: 12 Sep 2007   Updated: 12 Sep 2007   Views: 258,772   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 188   Downloaded: 5,075
Demonstrates how to add text annotations to an Image element
Applications
Posted: 17 Dec 2008   Updated: 17 Dec 2008   Views: 646,442   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 105   Popularity: 9.98
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 290   Downloaded: 17,591
Reviews a localizable WPF Wizard user interface written in both C# and VB.NET.
Controls
Posted: 5 Jan 2007   Updated: 24 Jan 2007   Views: 526,610   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 8.74
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 229   Downloaded: 10,747
Shows how to turn a TreeView into an Org Chart.
Posted: 28 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 440,860   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 71   Popularity: 9.05
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 265   Downloaded: 9,232
Reviews an advanced layout customization for the WPF TreeView.
Posted: 19 Feb 2007   Updated: 25 Feb 2007   Views: 126,020   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 84   Downloaded: 1,753
Examines an intuitive way to correct typos in a TextBox.
Posted: 21 Jan 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 869,472   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 90   Popularity: 9.48
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 236   Downloaded: 18,024
Discusses automated drag-and-drop in the WPF ListView.
Posted: 28 Apr 2007   Updated: 28 Apr 2007   Views: 326,152   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.58
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 97   Downloaded: 6,224
A step-by-step review of how to conditionally highlight ListViewItems.
Posted: 1 Aug 2008   Updated: 1 Aug 2008   Views: 563,346   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 91   Popularity: 9.56
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 145   Downloaded: 20,079
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: 301,370   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 72   Popularity: 9.05
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 170   Downloaded: 13,424
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: 223,070   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 9.03
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 158   Downloaded: 3,460
Reviews a matrix control that can be data bound and visually styled with ease
Data Binding
Posted: 3 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Views: 565,253   Rating: 4.66/5    Votes: 111   Popularity: 9.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 248   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 6 May 2007   Updated: 6 May 2007   Views: 215,831   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.53
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 62   Downloaded: 1,111
Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
Posted: 19 May 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Views: 315,010   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 109   Popularity: 9.92
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 135   Downloaded: 3,725
A gradual introduction to the world of WPF data binding.
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 22 May 2008   Views: 2,645,944   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 402   Popularity: 12.84
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 776   Downloaded: 57,782
Reviews how using a ViewModel can abstract away the complexities of the WPF TreeView control.
Posted: 2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Views: 119,891   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.27
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 36   Downloaded: 935
Reviews and compares three techniques that enable you to data bind to any element tree.
Posted: 5 Jul 2008   Updated: 5 Jul 2008   Views: 108,570   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 533
Explains how to allow users to select the amount of information to view
General
Posted: 27 Aug 2006   Updated: 2 Sep 2006   Views: 695,260   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 96   Popularity: 9.76
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 198   Downloaded: 12,073
Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006   Updated: 19 Oct 2006   Views: 133,751   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.68
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 77   Downloaded: 4,971
A ListBox which slides its items when they are selected and deselected.
Posted: 17 Sep 2006   Updated: 2 Nov 2006   Views: 171,911   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 76   Downloaded: 3,855
Demonstrates how to perform input validation using regular expressions, in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.
Posted: 5 Aug 2006   Updated: 14 Nov 2006   Views: 211,651   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.14
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 75   Downloaded: 2,400
Demonstrates how to chain together value converters used in WPF data binding.
Posted: 14 Jul 2007   Updated: 14 Jul 2007   Views: 111,300   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 1,141
Demonstrates how to create unit tests for a class which uses a DispatcherTimer.
Posted: 13 Oct 2007   Updated: 13 Oct 2007   Views: 186,730   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.37
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 128   Downloaded: 837
An introspective journey of solving problems using WPF
Posted: 3 Nov 2007   Updated: 3 Nov 2007   Views: 66,550   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.44
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 380
Giving routed commands default execution logic
Posted: 29 Nov 2007   Updated: 5 Dec 2007   Views: 314,764   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 64   Popularity: 8.87
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 111   Downloaded: 3,588
A detailed examination of the WPF element trees and their subtleties
Posted: 11 Dec 2007   Updated: 17 Dec 2007   Views: 80,850   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 32   Downloaded: 4
A high octane multifunction visualizer that allows detailed inspection of the visual tree and logical trees. New feature of Mole II Black Ops allows viewing and drilling into non-public members of any element or sub-element in the visual or logical trees.
Posted: 12 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 186,960   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 92   Downloaded: 1,948
A debugger visualizer which allows you to inspect the visual tree.
Posted: 6 Jan 2008   Updated: 6 Jan 2008   Views: 153,261   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 116   Downloaded: 1,883
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: 322,311   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 8.95
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 198   Downloaded: 2,502
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: 225,290   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.61
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 165   Downloaded: 7,122
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: 60,430   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.87
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 32   Downloaded: 0
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: 3 May 2008   Updated: 3 May 2008   Views: 238,300   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.08
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 192   Downloaded: 5,592
Shows how to write the same simple program in Windows Forms and WPF.
Posted: 4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Views: 103,802   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.65
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 53   Downloaded: 1,183
Introduces a generic technique of chaining commands together.
Posted: 1 Jun 2008   Updated: 1 Jun 2008   Views: 48,990   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.20
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 126
A fun excursion into using WPF to visualize a simple numeric rule system.
Posted: 11 Nov 2006   Updated: 13 Jul 2008   Views: 357,653   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.34
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 262   Downloaded: 4,550
A free library of controls and utility classes for use in WPF applications.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Views: 489,301   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 149   Downloaded: 3,913
Reviews a clean and lightweight way to use RoutedCommands in the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2008   Updated: 30 Aug 2008   Views: 654,731   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 100   Popularity: 9.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 238   Downloaded: 8,990
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: 98,250   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.05
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 69   Downloaded: 338
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: 142,490   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 137   Downloaded: 3,632
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: 129,471   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.70
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 78   Downloaded: 2,212
Reviews a simple and testable way to show a MessageBox in any WPF or Silverlight application built with the MVVM design pattern
Layout
Posted: 2 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Views: 253,051   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 101   Popularity: 9.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 201   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007   Updated: 26 Apr 2007   Views: 368,942   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 59   Popularity: 8.74
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 106   Downloaded: 11,613
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: 247,710   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 7.73
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 131   Downloaded: 7,267
Explores Panel3D, a custom WPF panel that displays its children in 3D space
Styles
Posted: 12 Apr 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 779,128   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 104   Popularity: 9.85
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 233   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 27 Jul 2007   Updated: 27 Jul 2007   Views: 336,800   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 318   Downloaded: 12,093
Reviews the basics of creating a WPF user interface with various visual styles.
Templates
Posted: 6 Apr 2007   Updated: 7 Apr 2007   Views: 448,383   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 112   Popularity: 9.83
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 225   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 13 May 2007   Updated: 13 May 2007   Views: 121,441   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.61
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 745
Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
Utilities
Posted: 26 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 195,903   Rating: 4.48/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 6.92
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 81   Downloaded: 628
A multifunction visualizer that allows inspection of the visual tree. For each element in the visual tree, the developer can view all properties, visual images, run-time XAML, and can drill through to property collections to view their values.
Posted: 5 Dec 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 136,353   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 32   Popularity: 6.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 6
Introduces the second version of a very useful and educational debugger visualizer for WPF developers.
XAML
Posted: 31 Mar 2007   Updated: 19 Apr 2007   Views: 809,773   Rating: 4.72/5    Votes: 194   Popularity: 10.77
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 794   Downloaded: 35,831
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 8 Jun 2007   Updated: 8 Jun 2007   Views: 200,363   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 5.93
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 112   Downloaded: 3,760
Reviews how to implement dynamic user interfaces in WPF.
Windows Workflow Foundation
General
Posted: 12 Nov 2006   Updated: 12 Nov 2006   Views: 162,640   Rating: 4.52/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.34
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 101   Downloaded: 729
Explains the very basics of Windows Workflow Foundation, using The World's Stupidest WF Application.
Macros and Add-ins
Tools
Posted: 14 Dec 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 184,212   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.45
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 80   Downloaded: 30
A high performance, full featured, multifunction visualizer allows detailed inspection of WPF, WCF, ASP.NET, XBAP's and WinForm applications. This includes viewing and drilling into public, protected and non-public members of any element or sub-element in the application. Current Version 3.0.0.4
Posted: 31 Dec 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2008   Views: 595,961   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 82   Popularity: 9.32
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 360   Downloaded: 5,484
New Silverlight Movies For Mole. Mole v4.2 has GREAT new features! Visualizer with property editing. Mole is a high performance, full featured, multifunction visualizer that allows detailed inspection of WPF, WCF, WF, ASP.NET, XBAP's and WinForm applications. Editing of properties is now support
Product Showcase
General
Posted: 9 Mar 2011   Updated: 9 Mar 2011   Views: 30,770   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 5.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 13   Downloaded: 0
Mole is a debugger visualizer that runs in Visual Studio while you are debugging .NET applications. Mole makes debugging easier because it provides a comprehensive view into all of your application’s data objects
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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[^].