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Posted 16 Jan 2011

Underappreciated articles - The number of articles here on CodeProject is as we all know - HUGE - and some gems are easily lost in this ocean of knowledge

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Gems are easily lost in this ocean of information. Over the years, I’ve read many articles here on CodeProject that I noted went underappreciated. As I come across such gems, I’ll put them here.
The Tip: The usefulness of an article isn’t always reflected by the rating. There are articles here on CodeProject that provide very useful insights without getting a stellar rating. So when you research a subject, take your time, and try to locate these gems.


Complex Data Binding a collection implementing IBindingList and ITypedList[^] Dan documents an important tidbit about ITypedList.GetItemProperties(PropertyDescriptor[] listAccessors).
Frans Bouma, principal developer behind LLBLGen Pro[^], has more information about this on his site:
Really complex databinding: ITypedList with weakly typed collections[^]


Applied Long-Running Active Object Pattern[^] - A thorough explanation of the Active Object Pattern, I haven't tested the code, but the author has made an impressive effort on the article. A very good description of this important pattern.


This two part series shows how to really improve the performance of serialization. A real eye opener! By leveraging the information provided by this article, you can seriously improve the performance of WCF and .NET remoting based solutions.
Optimizing Serialization in .NET[^]
Optimizing Serialization in .NET - part 2[^]


Your First Step to the Silverlight Voice/Video Chatting Client/Server[^], nice article on the subject.

SMS from Windows

Sending SMS using .NET[^] This is a nice little article answering a question that pops up just about each day in the Q&A section.


Building Dynamic SQL In a Stored Procedure[^] - a simple tutorial on sp_executesql[^]. Knowing how to use sp_executesql allows you to create very flexible stored procedures.

Windows Forms

Have a Great DesignTime Experience with a Powerful DesignSurface (Extended) Class[^] - Shows what can be achieved with a minimum effort using DesignSurface[^], DesignSurface enables you to create customizable user interfaces based on standard .NET mechanisms.

Windows Communication Foundation

WCF: Duplex MSMQ[^], a true gem, very useful when you have to deal with partially connected scenarios, like WiFi and mobile networks.

Windows Presentation Foundation

Executing Command Logic in a View Model[^] - a clear and focused article on commanding.
WPF Diagram Designer: Part 1[^] one of the more interesting "under the hood" series on WPF.


Enumeration-based Command Line Utility[^] - nice and easy to use framework for command line processing.

C++ Graphics

Paul Watts' article Guide to Image Composition with Win32 MsImg32.dll[^] is well worth reading.

I know I will find this list useful; maybe it will help others too. Smile | :)


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Espen Harlinn
Architect Powel AS
Norway Norway
Chief Architect - Powel AS.

Specializing in integrated operations and high performance computing solutions.

I’ve been fooling around with computers since the early eighties, I’ve even done work on CP/M and MP/M.

Wrote my first “real” program on a BBC micro model B based on a series in a magazine at that time. It was fun and I got hooked on this thing called programming ...

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GeneralRe: Thank you, Hans! Pin
Espen Harlinn16-Jul-11 23:08
mvpEspen Harlinn16-Jul-11 23:08 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Very useful list! Pin
Nuri Ismail14-Mar-11 4:11
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GeneralRe: Thank you, Nuri :) Pin
Espen Harlinn26-Apr-11 2:03
mvpEspen Harlinn26-Apr-11 2:03 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 thanks for sharing Pin
That's Aragon14-Mar-11 1:14
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GeneralRe: Thanks Aragon! Pin
Espen Harlinn14-Mar-11 2:32
mvpEspen Harlinn14-Mar-11 2:32 
Thanks Aragon!
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 You article is also underappreciated... Pin
SAKryukov13-Mar-11 11:56
mvpSAKryukov13-Mar-11 11:56 
GeneralRe: Thank you SAKryukov! Pin
Espen Harlinn13-Mar-11 12:15
mvpEspen Harlinn13-Mar-11 12:15 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Agree with Richard MacCutchan Pin
thatraja22-Feb-11 16:30
mvpthatraja22-Feb-11 16:30 
GeneralRe: Thank you thatraja! Pin
Espen Harlinn23-Feb-11 10:56
mvpEspen Harlinn23-Feb-11 10:56 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 One caught my eye that I'd otherwise... Pin
Gawiz22-Feb-11 2:12
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GeneralRe: Thank you, Gawiz! Pin
Espen Harlinn14-Mar-11 2:34
mvpEspen Harlinn14-Mar-11 2:34 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Beneficial Information. Pin
Shilpi Boosar21-Feb-11 22:52
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GeneralRe: Thank you, Shilpi! Pin
Espen Harlinn14-Mar-11 2:33
mvpEspen Harlinn14-Mar-11 2:33 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 This was a good idea and the list do... Pin
Mika Wendelius21-Feb-11 9:40
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GeneralRe: Thank you Mika! Pin
Espen Harlinn21-Feb-11 10:03
mvpEspen Harlinn21-Feb-11 10:03 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 useful links. Pin
Suchi Banerjee, Pune14-Feb-11 6:04
memberSuchi Banerjee, Pune14-Feb-11 6:04 
GeneralRe: Thank you Suchi Banerjee Pin
Espen Harlinn14-Feb-11 9:21
mvpEspen Harlinn14-Feb-11 9:21 
GeneralThanks for sharing! I will give you 5. Pin
Suchi Banerjee, Pune14-Feb-11 6:02
memberSuchi Banerjee, Pune14-Feb-11 6:02 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 Point well made and taken. Pin
STEVE-40024-Jan-11 6:15
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GeneralRe: Thanks STEVE-400 Pin
Espen Harlinn24-Jan-11 9:02
mvpEspen Harlinn24-Jan-11 9:02 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 Thanks a lot for sharing. Pin
Pravin Patil, Mumbai18-Jan-11 4:20
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GeneralRe: Thanks Pin
Espen Harlinn18-Jan-11 4:23
mvpEspen Harlinn18-Jan-11 4:23 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 It's a good collection, however tech... Pin
ThatsAlok17-Jan-11 21:28
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GeneralRe: Maybe 'technically' you are correct, but you should really v... Pin
Richard MacCutchan18-Jan-11 2:30
mvpRichard MacCutchan18-Jan-11 2:30 
Generalhe he he nice collection, but you can't count it as technica... Pin
ThatsAlok17-Jan-11 21:27
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