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Clipboard
General
Posted: 26 Dec 1999   Updated: 27 Oct 2001   Views: 418,352   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 55   Popularity: 8.45
Licence: Custom License      Bookmarked: 136   Downloaded: 7,300
A tool for viewing clipboard and drag-and-drop data
Combo & List Boxes
ComboBox Controls
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 29 Nov 1999   Views: 84,881   Rating: 3.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 1.81
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 41   Downloaded: 1,941
A combobox that encapsulates the functionality of CRecentFileList
Desktop Gadgets
General
Posted: 17 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 111,613   Rating: 4.32/5    Votes: 35   Popularity: 6.38
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 46   Downloaded: 1,015
This article shows a Vista Sidebar gadget that you can use to browse the APOD site and view previews of each day's picture.
List Controls
Custom Draw
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 30 Nov 1999   Views: 1,286,291   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 225   Popularity: 11.56
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 506   Downloaded: 7,613
Using the custom-draw features in version 4.70 of the common controls to customise the look and feel of list controls
List Controls
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 29 Nov 1999   Views: 130,431   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 4.79
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A control that shows drive names and icons like Explorer
Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 29 Nov 1999   Views: 73,010   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.81
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 16   Downloaded: 0
Posted: 6 Feb 2000   Updated: 6 Feb 2000   Views: 195,401   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.47
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 63   Downloaded: 1,788
A wrapper class for the progress dialog provided by IE 5.
Shell and IE programming
Beginners
Posted: 6 Dec 2001   Updated: 9 Dec 2001   Views: 1,387,229   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.59
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 254   Downloaded: 8,850
A detailed tutorial on writing your own Explorer namespace extensions.
Posted: 16 Nov 2000   Updated: 1 Jun 2002   Views: 685,290   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 7.60
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 380   Downloaded: 5
An index of all the articles in the Idiot's Guide
Posted: 26 Mar 2000   Updated: 15 Mar 2006   Views: 2,058,554   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 188   Popularity: 11.03
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 676   Downloaded: 14,690
A step-by-step tutorial on writing shell extensions
Posted: 28 Mar 2000   Updated: 15 May 2006   Views: 537,114   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 46   Popularity: 8.17
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 177   Downloaded: 6,068
A tutorial on writing a shell extension that operates on multiple files at once.
Posted: 29 Mar 2000   Updated: 17 May 2006   Views: 528,452   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.50
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A tutorial on writing a shell extension that shows pop-up info for files.
Posted: 2 Apr 2000   Updated: 24 May 2006   Views: 279,072   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.61
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 123   Downloaded: 4,185
A tutorial on writing a shell extension that provides custom drag and drop functionality.
Posted: 7 Apr 2000   Updated: 24 May 2006   Views: 494,339   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.26
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A tutorial on writing a shell extension that adds pages to the properties dialog of files.
Posted: 19 Apr 2000   Updated: 26 May 2006   Views: 395,663   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 32   Popularity: 7.46
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A tutorial on writing a shell extension that can be used on the Send To menu.
Posted: 31 Aug 2000   Updated: 30 May 2006   Views: 469,046   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.39
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 125   Downloaded: 4,931
A tutorial on using owner-drawn menus in a context menu shell extensions, and on making a context menu extension that responds to a right-click in a directory background.
Posted: 10 Sep 2000   Updated: 31 May 2006   Views: 499,623   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 7.17
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A tutorial on adding columns to Explorer's details view via a column handler shell extension.
Posted: 28 Oct 2000   Updated: 2 Jun 2006   Views: 642,905   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 42   Popularity: 7.88
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A tutorial on writing an extension to customize the icons displayed for a file type.
General
Posted: 26 Nov 1999   Updated: 26 Nov 1999   Views: 194,350   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.09
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An easy-to-use wrapper for the Win32 SHFileOperation function
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 29 Nov 1999   Views: 129,373   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 4.95
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Posted: 1 Nov 2000   Updated: 3 Apr 2001   Views: 142,000   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 60   Downloaded: 1,351
This article shows how to add your own pages to Control Panel applets by writing a property sheet handler.
Posted: 24 Nov 2000   Updated: 13 Dec 2002   Views: 707,976   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 102   Popularity: 9.84
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A step-by-step description of how to drag and drop files between your application and Explorer windows.
Posted: 14 Feb 2003   Updated: 14 Feb 2003   Views: 244,967   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.74
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How to manage submenus in a context menu extension
Static & Panel Controls
Custom Controls
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 29 Nov 1999   Views: 87,401   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.32
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The CSeparator class is an enhancement to standard static text controls that duplicates the look of the Office 97 products' options screens, like Word
Applications & Tools
CodeProject Tools
Posted: 22 Apr 2001   Updated: 16 Jul 2005   Views: 1,408,062   Rating: 3.93/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 6.93
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The Code Project SearchBar gives you quick access to the Code Project site, and lets you do searches at any time, from any web page.
C / C++ Language
FAQ
Posted: 15 Jul 2001   Updated: 27 Jun 2003   Views: 2,097,642   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 74   Popularity: 9.23
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A list of frequently-asked questions taken from the C++ forum.
General
Posted: 2 Sep 2001   Updated: 6 Dec 2001   Views: 202,511   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.23
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This article demonstrates redirecting output of a child process, and displaying a web browser UI using DHTML.
Posted: 15 May 2002   Updated: 24 May 2002   Views: 175,740   Rating: 4.58/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.14
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 2,370
A Code Project screen saver written in Win32 API
COM / COM+
Beginners
Posted: 1 Jul 2000   Updated: 27 Jul 2000   Views: 1,873,951   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 509   Popularity: 13.26
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A tutorial for programmers new to COM that explains how to reuse existing COM components, for example, components in the Windows shell.
Posted: 11 Jan 2001   Updated: 3 Apr 2001   Views: 755,246   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 151   Popularity: 10.77
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A tutorial for programmers new to COM that explains the internals of COM servers, and how to write your own interfaces in C++
Win32/64 SDK & OS
General
Posted: 27 Jan 2000   Updated: 27 Jan 2000   Views: 150,810   Rating: 3.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 1.43
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How to test your Unicode program with foreign-language characters on Windows 2000
Posted: 31 Mar 2008   Updated: 31 Mar 2008   Views: 32,390   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.13
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 34   Downloaded: 349
No, that's not a typo
Windows API
General
Posted: 19 Mar 2007   Updated: 19 Mar 2007   Views: 86,382   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 67   Popularity: 8.88
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A library and a visual editor that make it easy to build task dialogs and use them in your C++ applications
Vista Native APIs
Posted: 18 Dec 2006   Updated: 18 Dec 2006   Views: 114,472   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.08
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Using the TaskDialogIndirect API to show feature-packed dialogs that help the user make a decision.
Posted: 6 Dec 2006   Updated: 29 Dec 2006   Views: 278,825   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 61   Popularity: 8.63
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How to use Vista's new file open and file save dialogs with WTL.
Posted: 2 Oct 2006   Updated: 29 Dec 2006   Views: 275,422   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 99   Popularity: 9.53
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How to add glass to your application's main window.
Posted: 5 Oct 2006   Updated: 29 Dec 2006   Views: 92,152   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.88
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How to use power status notifications to make your applications conserve power when necessary.
Posted: 12 Dec 2006   Updated: 29 Dec 2006   Views: 87,172   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 5.97
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Using the Vista TaskDialog API as a replacement for MessageBox
Posted: 19 May 2009   Updated: 19 May 2009   Views: 98,812   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 42   Popularity: 7.79
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 85   Downloaded: 1,670
An intro to using jump lists with your Windows 7 applications
Posted: 29 Jun 2009   Updated: 29 Jun 2009   Views: 59,475   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 5.88
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 36   Downloaded: 1,098
Create custom tasks in your app's jump list on Windows 7
Posted: 14 Sep 2009   Updated: 14 Sep 2009   Views: 118,738   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 111   Downloaded: 3,563
An intro to using Taskbar progress bars and overlay icons with your Windows 7 applications
Posted: 21 Feb 2011   Updated: 21 Feb 2011   Views: 100,350   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.80
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 115   Downloaded: 3,134
A tutorial that shows how to get started using the Ribbon in your applications
Posted: 27 Apr 2011   Updated: 27 Apr 2011   Views: 34,410   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.87
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 28   Downloaded: 1,172
This article describes how to lay out controls in the Windows native Ribbon
Posted: 18 Jul 2011   Updated: 18 Jul 2011   Views: 34,360   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.62
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 38   Downloaded: 2,452
This article shows how to control various Ribbon and command properties at runtime
Posted: 11 Sep 2011   Updated: 11 Sep 2011   Views: 45,151   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.75
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 46   Downloaded: 2,315
This article demonstrates new button and menu features of the Ribbon
Windows Security
User Account Control
Posted: 20 May 2007   Updated: 20 May 2007   Views: 376,677   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.29
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Busted features? APIs failing? Use this guide to get your IE plugin up and running again in protected mode!
WTL
Beginners
Posted: 26 Mar 2003   Updated: 22 Dec 2005   Views: 573,241   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 157   Popularity: 10.90
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 231   Downloaded: 5,819
WTL programming for MFC developers - frame windows.
Posted: 21 Mar 2003   Updated: 22 Dec 2005   Views: 976,395   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 299   Popularity: 12.26
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An introduction to WTL programming for MFC developers.
Posted: 19 May 2003   Updated: 10 Jan 2006   Views: 595,328   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 86   Popularity: 9.54
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A tutorial on hosting ActiveX controls in WTL dialogs.
Posted: 12 Sep 2003   Updated: 13 Jan 2006   Views: 359,515   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 67   Popularity: 8.96
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A guide to creating property sheets and wizards in WTL
Posted: 10 Jul 2003   Updated: 18 Jan 2006   Views: 344,184   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.48
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A tutorial on using WTL splitter windows and pane containers.
Posted: 8 Feb 2006   Updated: 8 Feb 2006   Views: 240,941   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 77   Popularity: 9.24
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A tutorial on using GDI and common dialogs in WTL.
Posted: 16 Jun 2006   Updated: 16 Jun 2006   Views: 163,013   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.71
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A tutorial on using drag and drop in your WTL application.
General
Posted: 24 Jun 2001   Updated: 20 Jul 2001   Views: 347,156   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 7.09
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How to use WTL's built-in support for resizable dialogs
Posted: 11 Apr 2003   Updated: 22 Dec 2005   Views: 397,443   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 78   Popularity: 9.32
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The basics of using toolbars and status bars in WTL applications.
Posted: 26 Apr 2003   Updated: 22 Dec 2005   Views: 527,646   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 106   Popularity: 10.01
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Using dialogs and controls in WTL.
Posted: 26 Apr 2003   Updated: 31 Dec 2005   Views: 429,175   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.55
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Using the new WTL classes that implement advanced dialog UI elements
Posted: 4 May 2006   Updated: 4 May 2006   Views: 104,882   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.52
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How to handle the extra application buttons on keyboards and mice
Date and Time
General
Posted: 19 Jan 2001   Updated: 14 Feb 2001   Views: 82,610   Rating: 3.45/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.08
Licence: Custom License      Bookmarked: 14   Downloaded: 0
An editorial about year 2000 issues and why they are still relevant today
Internet / Network
General
Posted: 27 Dec 1999   Updated: 27 Dec 1999   Views: 715,455   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.61
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This article presents two methods of using the URLDownloadToFile function in IE3+ to download files.
Programming Tips
General
Posted: 6 Dec 1999   Updated: 17 Mar 1999   Views: 85,230   Rating: 4.73/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.73
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Save time and impress co-workers with these great keyboard shortcuts
Posted: 22 Feb 2001   Updated: 3 Apr 2001   Views: 84,610   Rating: 4.56/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.17
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A utility that lets you browse to a MS Knowledge Base article right from the Run dialog
Posted: 29 Feb 2000   Updated: 24 Dec 2002   Views: 325,923   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 41   Popularity: 7.93
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A shell extension that deletes compiler temp and intermediate files.
String handling
General,
Posted: 4 Oct 2002   Updated: 4 Oct 2002   Views: 1,416,740   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 211   Popularity: 11.43
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A guide to the multitude of string types used in Windows.
Posted: 6 Oct 2002   Updated: 12 Oct 2002   Views: 1,342,975   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 160   Popularity: 10.84
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A guide to the string wrapper classes provided by Visual C++ and class libraries
Debug Tips
General
Posted: 26 Nov 1999   Updated: 26 Nov 1999   Views: 65,210   Rating: 3.55/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 3.39
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A macro to help alert you if unreachable is ever reached
Installation
General
Posted: 2 Dec 2001   Updated: 3 Feb 2002   Views: 378,312   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.23
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An advanced utility that scans computers for missing hotfixes, and helps you download and install them.
Interviews
General
Posted: 25 Jan 2012   Updated: 25 Jan 2012   Views: 39,217   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.37
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 15   Downloaded: 0
Welcome to our continuing series of Code Project interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Michael Dunn
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Michael Dunn
Software Developer (Senior) VMware
United States United States
Michael lives in sunny Mountain View, California. He started programming with an Apple //e in 4th grade, graduated from UCLA with a math degree in 1994, and immediately landed a job as a QA engineer at Symantec, working on the Norton AntiVirus team. He pretty much taught himself Windows and MFC programming, and in 1999 he designed and coded a new interface for Norton AntiVirus 2000.
Mike has been a a developer at Napster and at his own lil' startup, Zabersoft, a development company he co-founded with offices in Los Angeles and Odense, Denmark. Mike is now a senior engineer at VMware.

He also enjoys his hobbies of playing pinball, bike riding, photography, and Domion on Friday nights (current favorite combo: Village + double Pirate Ship). He would get his own snooker table too if they weren't so darn big! He is also sad that he's forgotten the languages he's studied: French, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.

Mike was a VC MVP from 2005 to 2009.