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Best "Everything Else" Article of April 2016

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Each month at CodeProject we gather together the best of the articles submitted the previous month and ask our readers to choose the best of the best. Entry is automatic - just submit you articke and we'll do the rest.

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered. The top 50 entries are shown.

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27 Apr 2016
Clayton Rumley
There are those who think I am crazy, and this just might be the proof.
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6 Feb 2020
David Lafreniere
Protect against heap fragmentation faults and improve execution speed with a fixed block alternative to STL std::allocator
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26 Apr 2016
Dr. Song Li
This is a note on how compilers implement function calls to pass the parameters to and get the return value from the called functions.
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13 Apr 2016
Simon B.
How to localize an ASP.NET MVC application and read all text from a database while still using DataAnnotations.
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16 Jun 2016
Vince Chan
Pwnage Checker is an iOS app that allows users to check whether an account has been compromised in a known data breach
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12 Apr 2016
bradyguy
An end to end view of how to integrate Jira REST API's with Excel.
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18 Apr 2016
Mircea Diaconescu, Gerd Wagner
Learn how to develop Arduino-based apps for the Web of Things (WoT). This second part of a series of tutorials shows how to read analog and digital sensors with the help of Arduino.
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22 Apr 2016
Darryl Bryk
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C# code for a low-pass Butterworth filter is presented
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19 Apr 2016
Clifford Nelson
A set of extension methods to support conditional Expression Bodied Functions and Properties
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23 Apr 2016
Kenneth Haugland
Create B-Spline and NURBS curves and learn how to use and manipulate them.
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11 Apr 2016
Martin Mitáš
Direct2D or GDI+? Perhaps both, with a help of the right library.
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1 Apr 2016
Clifford Nelson
This article presents a simple bar graph using an ItemsControl with a custom DataTemplate
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6 Apr 2016
Bill Wagner
C# feature proposal - new access modifier
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5 Apr 2016
Matt Scarpino
Developing Low-Level Linux Applications with XCB (X protocol C-language Binding)
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23 Oct 2019
David Lafreniere
A Win32 CreateThread() C++ wrapper class for synchronized thread startup and forced message queue creation.
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27 Apr 2016
Clifford Nelson
This article presents a way to display a message in a single control with several sources in a priority order
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27 Apr 2016
Daniel Joubert
Comparing Requirements Engineering for Traditional and BigData Business Intelligence
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12 Apr 2016
Kenneth Haugland
The origin, design and usages of octave band frequencies and designing weight filters
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18 Apr 2016
Ankita Biswas Bhattacharya
Here, I will explain how you can work with SQL views in lightswitch and how you can save data on screens which are created on Views.
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29 Aug 2016
bmiller367
jQuery XML Parser and Search
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31 Mar 2016
Greg Barbados
This article provides a solution to add data validation to Excel cells in C#.
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1 Apr 2016
Carey Payette
The problem I am looking to solve while evaluating the LEADTOOLS SDK is to use a photo of a hard copy page of text taken with my phone, have it processed and displayed in the document viewer, then have it converted to Word format so that it can be easily edited.
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19 Apr 2016
Lee P Richardson
The what and the why of Windows IoT, how to install it on a Raspberry Pi 3 and how to deploy a first app to it
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8 Apr 2016
V.
Convert FITS file to known image formats and use those images for a "zooming" functionality (image transparency)
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24 Apr 2016
Marc Clifton
A road trip to implement generic TaskCompletionSource for non-generic message event types
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12 Apr 2016
Jalapeno Bob
A VB.NET version of Ray Koopa's 21 Mar 2016 article, Getting All "Special Folders" in .NET
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23 Apr 2016
Mostafa A. Ali
This article introduces using SPARQL to query semantic webpages.
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13 Apr 2016
Steve Grundy
This article describes using the Windows MIDI API functions in a managed environment.
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12 Apr 2016
Shao Voon Wong
This tip presents a custom RTTI class which is 10x faster than dynamic_cast
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7 Apr 2016
Grzegorz @ tidyjava.com
Beginner guide to using the power of Dependency Inversion with examples in Java. Covers dependency injection, using abstractions and adapter pattern.
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14 Apr 2016
Kaushal Dhruw
This article deals with Android product flavors in depth. Learn how to create multiple apks from the same source code. Create, customize, group, configure and filter product flavors.
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17 Apr 2016
Anton Angelov
An overview how to utilize the Null Object Design Pattern to simplify the automated tests' code and to make it less error prone.
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21 Apr 2016
ryanba29
I am going to demonstrate how to convert an address to a latitude and longitude using Google Maps Geocode. Then take the latitude and longitude and build a Uri that opens that place in Google Maps.
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15 Apr 2016
Industria Virtual
Joinning a a Text Box and a Select Combo in a HTML Form.
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19 Apr 2016
Sacha Barber
Entity framework 7 in memory provider test
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10 Apr 2016
AIT SALEM BOUSSAD
This first part of the article presents how to inject a DLL inside lsass process by using Windows service
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23 Apr 2016
n.podbielski
This is another article in the mini series of Xamarin bugs and workarounds for them. 
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12 Apr 2016
Klaus78
This article shows pieces of code that can be rewritten using design patterns. At the same time, some object oriented principles behind design pattern are also shown.
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27 Apr 2016
Dmitriy Kozlov
If you want to create different forms to different types of users in Forms Designer for SharePoint Online, you have two options: use permission settings or use SharePoint groups.
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4 Apr 2016
Passion4Code
Overview of MVC6 & Deploy Application to Azure
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26 Apr 2016
Ganesan Senthilvel
Introduction of Visual Studio Code for Developers Productivity
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4 Apr 2016
Mr. xieguigang 谢桂纲
R API for drawing venn diagram in VisualBasic
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8 Nov 2016
slavik57
A library of notification based objects for TypeScript/JavaScript
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25 Apr 2016
Lee P Richardson
How to fade an LED with PWM in Windows IoT
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5 Apr 2016
Dmitriy Kozlov
How to use ink sketch control in a SharePoint form to place markings on an image from Tablets, iPad, or PC
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22 Apr 2016
ChristianLavigne
Improvement on First Windows 10 IoT Core Windows Application

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

AIT SALEM BOUSSAD
Instructor / Trainer
France France
No Biography provided
Ankita Biswas Bhattacharya
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I have more than 4 years of work experience in .Net technology. I have worked extensively in ASP.NET MVC, C#, Entity Framework. I have basic knowledge in Javascript, Jquery, HTML, CSS, SQL. Recently I am exploring Lightswitch 2013. Although I am a software developer by profession but I am a huge fan of Shreya Ghoshal, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Sonu Nigam, Shantanu Moitra, R D Burman, Salil Choudhury and Madan Mohan Music's.
Anton Angelov
CEO Automate The Planet
Bulgaria Bulgaria
CTO and Co-founder of Automate The Planet Ltd, inventor of BELLATRIX Test Automation Framework, author of "Design Patterns for High-Quality Automated Tests: High-Quality Test Attributes and Best Practices" in C# and Java. Nowadays, he leads a team of passionate engineers helping companies succeed with their test automation. Additionally, he consults companies and leads automated testing trainings, writes books, and gives conference talks. You can find him on LinkedIn every day.
Bill Wagner
Architect Bill Wagner Software LLC
United States United States
Bill Wagner is one of the world's foremost C# developers and a member of the ECMA C# Standards Committee. He is President of the Humanitarian Toolbox, has been awarded Microsoft Regional Director and .NET MVP for 10+years, and was recently appointed to the .NET Foundation Advisory Council. Wagner currently works with companies ranging from start-ups to enterprises improving the software development process and growing their software development teams.
bmiller367
Architect
United States United States
Pragmatic solutions focused professional with a proven record of accomplishments within service-oriented enterprise architectures.
bradyguy
hCentive
United States United States
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradychambers
Carey Payette
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Carey Payette is a Senior Software Engineer with Trillium Innovations, a Progress Developer Expert, as well as an ASPInsider. She has interests in IoT and is a member of the Maker community. Carey is also a wife, and mom to 3 fabulous boys. She is a 2nd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo and enjoys coding for fun!
ChristianLavigne
Software Developer (Senior)
Canada Canada
I have been programming computers since the mid 1980’s and have been doing so professionally for the past 22 years. I worked on a variety of applications from large consumer oriented commercial applications to enterprise level web applications.

I have been working with the .NET framework since the first version came out around 2000 and got my MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) in 2006. Although .NET is my specialty, I do spend time to learn new things and new languages outside of it.

See my blog at: https://christianlavigne.com.
Clayton Rumley
Software Developer (Senior) digifi inc.
Canada Canada
Clayton Rumley is web developer for hire from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Clifford Nelson
Software Developer (Senior) Clifford Nelson Consulting
United States United States
Has been working as a C# developer on contract for the last several years, including 3 years at Microsoft. Previously worked with Visual Basic and Microsoft Access VBA, and have developed code for Word, Excel and Outlook. Started working with WPF in 2007 when part of the Microsoft WPF team. For the last eight years has been working primarily as a senior WPF/C# and Silverlight/C# developer. Currently working as WPF developer with BioNano Genomics in San Diego, CA redesigning their UI for their camera system. he can be reached at qck1@hotmail.com.
Daniel Joubert
Architect
South Africa South Africa
I a software development manager with 20 years of experience building enterprise systems. I have a passion working with people and technology, this ensure that the software created is working as expected and on time.

I love the outdoors, especially with my wife and children.

I have a master's degree in phycology and I am busy with my master's degree in computer science.
Darryl Bryk
United States United States
No Biography provided
David Lafreniere
United States United States
I've been a professional software engineer for over 20 years. When not writing code, I enjoy spending time with the family, camping and riding motorcycles around Southern California.
Dmitriy Kozlov
Technical Lead Plumsail
Russian Federation Russian Federation
Expert in SharePoint
The leader of SharePoint Forms Designer Team: http://spform.com
Co-founder of Plumsail: http://plumsail.com
My blog: http://formsdesigner.blogspot.com
Dr. Song Li
United States United States
I have been working in the IT industry for some time. It is still exciting and I am still learning. I am a happy and honest person, and I want to be your friend.
Ganesan Senthilvel
Architect
India India
Ganesan Senthilvel is a passionate IT leader with demonstrated 2 decades’ experience in architecture, design and implementing cutting edge solutions to address business opportunities of Enterprise applications. He earned Masters in Computer Science and Master in Business Administration. Now, he is pursing Doctorate program in Big Data. He is consistent technical contributor via COE, Blog, Whitepaper, Summit, Certification, etc. and also highly skilled at providing coaching and mentoring to internal teams and external institutes. Earned Microsoft Certifications like MCP, MCAD and financial domain certification.
He maintains his weekly blog at http://ganesansenthilvel.blogspot.in
Greg Barbados
United States United States
No Biography provided
Java Engineer at zooplus AG. Passionate about new technologies and clean software architecture. Proud owner of 2 cats. Blogger at http://tidyjava.com
Industria Virtual
Web Developer Industria Virtual
Brazil Brazil
Taylor made web applications for you and your business.
Jalapeno Bob
Software Developer (Senior) S & D Acres
United States United States
BSEE 1972, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
MSCS 1978, Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ

Now, I live in Texas with my wife and children and raise non-dairy (aka "meat") goats and chickens for fun and (maybe next year) profit.

As a hobby (we all need one, don't we?? Smile | :) ), I write agriculture related software.
Kaushal Dhruw
Software Developer
India India
Just another software developer trying to connect the dots.
Kenneth Haugland
Engineer
Norway Norway
No Biography provided
Klaus78
Italy Italy
No Biography provided
Lee P Richardson
Web Developer
United States United States
Lee is a prolific writer, speaker, and video producer on .Net and open source topics. He has published over 100 posts to his personal blog (https://www.leerichardson.com) that have received more than half a million views since 2007. His "Code Hour" YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/leerichardson200) has attracted nearly 1,000 subscribers who have collectively consumed over 5,900 hours of his content. StackOverflow ranks him as a top 2% contributor. He has published 25 articles to CodeProject with an average article rating of 4.96/5. Throughout his 20 year software development consulting career in the DC area he has spoken scores of times at code camps, conferences, and user groups. He created the Siren of Shame (https://sirenofshame.com), and is a Solution Samurai at InfernoRed (http://infernoredtech.com). He is active on twitter where you can reach him @lprichar (https://twitter.com/lprichar).
Marc Clifton
Architect Interacx
United States United States
Blog: https://marcclifton.wordpress.com/
Home Page: http://www.marcclifton.com
Research: http://www.higherorderprogramming.com/
GitHub: https://github.com/cliftonm

All my life I have been passionate about architecture / software design, as this is the cornerstone to a maintainable and extensible application. As such, I have enjoyed exploring some crazy ideas and discovering that they are not so crazy after all. I also love writing about my ideas and seeing the community response. As a consultant, I've enjoyed working in a wide range of industries such as aerospace, boatyard management, remote sensing, emergency services / data management, and casino operations. I've done a variety of pro-bono work non-profit organizations related to nature conservancy, drug recovery and women's health.
Martin Mitáš
Team Leader
Czech Republic Czech Republic
No Biography provided
Matt Scarpino
United States United States
No Biography provided
Mircea Diaconescu
Technical Lead
Germany Germany
Researcher, developer, WoT/IoT enthusiast
Co-founder of http://web-engineering.info.
Mostafa A. Ali
Engineer
Canada Canada
Programming for me is a hobby
Mr. xieguigang 谢桂纲
Student 中国南方微生物资源利用中心(SMRUCC)
China China
He is good and loves VisualBasic!



github: https://github.com/xieguigang
n.podbielski
Software Developer
Poland Poland
No Biography provided
Passion4Code
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
No Biography provided
ryanba29
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Sacha Barber
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I currently hold the following qualifications (amongst others, I also studied Music Technology and Electronics, for my sins)

- MSc (Passed with distinctions), in Information Technology for E-Commerce
- BSc Hons (1st class) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

Both of these at Sussex University UK.

Award(s)

I am lucky enough to have won a few awards for Zany Crazy code articles over the years

  • Microsoft C# MVP 2016
  • Codeproject MVP 2016
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2015
  • Codeproject MVP 2015
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2014
  • Codeproject MVP 2014
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2013
  • Codeproject MVP 2013
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2012
  • Codeproject MVP 2012
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2011
  • Codeproject MVP 2011
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2010
  • Codeproject MVP 2010
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2009
  • Codeproject MVP 2009
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2008
  • Codeproject MVP 2008
  • And numerous codeproject awards which you can see over at my blog
Shao Voon Wong
Software Developer (Senior)
Singapore Singapore
Shao Voon is from Singapore. CodeProject awarded him a MVP in recognition of his article contributions in 2019. In his spare time, he prefers to writing applications based on 3rd party libraries than rolling out his own. His interest lies primarily in computer graphics, software optimization, concurrency, security and Agile methodologies.

You can reach him by sending a message on CodeProject or at his Coding Tidbit Blog!
Simon B.
Software Developer Sevitec Informatik AG
Switzerland Switzerland
No Biography provided
slavik57
United States United States
No Biography provided
stebo0728
United States United States
No Biography provided
Steve Grundy
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
V.
Software Developer
Belgium Belgium
Graduate Computer Sciences.
My interests go out to music and movies.
Author of the infamous MQOTD
Creator of this video
Vince Chan
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
Zijian
Software Developer
Australia Australia
I started my IT career in programming on different embedded devices since 1992, such as credit card readers, smart card readers and Palm Pilot.

Since 2000, I have mostly been developing business applications on Windows platforms while also developing some tools for myself and developers around the world, so we developers could focus more on delivering business values rather than repetitive tasks of handling technical details.

Beside technical works, I enjoy reading literatures, playing balls, cooking and gardening.

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
  5. No cheating, lying, plagiarizing articles, chicanery, or kicking.
  6. Articles may only be considered for a single category. If an article is eligible for multiple categories (for example, it pertains to both the C# and Web Dev categories), CodeProject editors and judges will decide which category the article shall be entered in.
  7. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
  9. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  10. In the event an article has multiple authors and/or contributors, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  11. In the event of a tie,  the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  12. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
  13. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  15. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  16. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias and any submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by CodeProject.
  17. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of CodeProject or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

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