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Clipboard
General
Posted: 26 Dec 1999   Updated: 27 Oct 2001   Views: 284,173   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 87   Popularity: 9.45
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 130   Downloaded: 6,327
A tool for viewing clipboard and drag-and-drop data
Combo & List Boxes
ComboBox Controls
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 29 Nov 1999   Views: 77,320   Rating: 3.70/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 4.55
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 41   Downloaded: 1,831
A combobox that encapsulates the functionality of CRecentFileList
Desktop Gadgets
General
Posted: 18 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 93,061   Rating: 4.32/5    Votes: 35   Popularity: 6.64
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 46   Downloaded: 900
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: 1,109,456   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 392   Popularity: 12.78
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 496   Downloaded: 6,452
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: 123,241   Rating: 4.58/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.05
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 1,212
A control that shows drive names and icons like Explorer
Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 29 Nov 1999   Views: 68,531   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.61
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 16   Downloaded: 0
Posted: 6 Feb 2000   Updated: 6 Feb 2000   Views: 165,682   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 6.95
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 61   Downloaded: 1,725
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: 619,809   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 94   Popularity: 9.78
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 248   Downloaded: 7,938
A detailed tutorial on writing your own Explorer namespace extensions.
Posted: 16 Nov 2000   Updated: 1 Jun 2002   Views: 546,173   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 92   Popularity: 9.74
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 363   Downloaded: 5
An index of all the articles in the Idiot's Guide
Posted: 26 Mar 2000   Updated: 15 Mar 2006   Views: 1,625,191   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 274   Popularity: 11.99
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 660   Downloaded: 13,613
A step-by-step tutorial on writing shell extensions
Posted: 28 Mar 2000   Updated: 15 May 2006   Views: 470,461   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 89   Popularity: 9.69
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 171   Downloaded: 5,737
A tutorial on writing a shell extension that operates on multiple files at once.
Posted: 29 Mar 2000   Updated: 17 May 2006   Views: 270,887   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 8.90
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 120   Downloaded: 3,754
A tutorial on writing a shell extension that shows pop-up info for files.
Posted: 2 Apr 2000   Updated: 24 May 2006   Views: 251,598   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 8.01
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 119   Downloaded: 3,920
A tutorial on writing a shell extension that provides custom drag and drop functionality.
Posted: 7 Apr 2000   Updated: 24 May 2006   Views: 437,423   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.75
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 134   Downloaded: 4,582
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: 349,695   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 63   Popularity: 9.00
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 152   Downloaded: 5,112
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: 420,640   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.58
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 121   Downloaded: 4,605
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: 421,132   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 41   Popularity: 7.99
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 128   Downloaded: 3,627
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: 551,789   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 63   Popularity: 8.94
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 147   Downloaded: 5,076
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: 177,412   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 32   Popularity: 7.30
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 63   Downloaded: 3,791
An easy-to-use wrapper for the Win32 SHFileOperation function
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 29 Nov 1999   Views: 116,772   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.09
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 59   Downloaded: 3,386
Posted: 1 Nov 2000   Updated: 3 Apr 2001   Views: 128,697   Rating: 4.74/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.70
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 58   Downloaded: 1,286
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: 569,399   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 136   Popularity: 10.43
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 264   Downloaded: 9,169
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: 208,111   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.74
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 75   Downloaded: 2,590
How to manage submenus in a context menu extension
Static & Panel Controls
Custom Controls
Posted: 29 Nov 1999   Updated: 29 Nov 1999   Views: 81,561   Rating: 4.38/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.17
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 1,310
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: 1,313,903   Rating: 3.93/5    Votes: 124   Popularity: 10.11
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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: 1,734,629   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 130   Popularity: 10.42
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 395   Downloaded: 0
A list of frequently-asked questions taken from the C++ forum.
General
Posted: 2 Sep 2001   Updated: 6 Dec 2001   Views: 186,747   Rating: 4.13/5    Votes: 111   Popularity: 8.44
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 3,741
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: 163,156   Rating: 4.37/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 6.32
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 2,250
A Code Project screen saver written in Win32 API
COM / COM+
Beginners
Posted: 1 Jul 2000   Updated: 27 Jul 2000   Views: 1,558,840   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 695   Popularity: 13.95
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 936   Downloaded: 13,420
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: 634,306   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 203   Popularity: 11.48
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 388   Downloaded: 10,023
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: 134,513   Rating: 4.22/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 5.75
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 64   Downloaded: 0
How to test your Unicode program with foreign-language characters on Windows 2000
Posted: 31 Mar 2008   Updated: 31 Mar 2008   Views: 26,782   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.92
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 34   Downloaded: 308
No, that's not a typo
Windows API
General
Posted: 19 Mar 2007   Updated: 19 Mar 2007   Views: 65,942   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 69   Popularity: 9.04
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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: 92,323   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.26
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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: 212,420   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 59   Popularity: 8.78
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 102   Downloaded: 3,501
How to use Vista's new file open and file save dialogs with WTL.
Posted: 2 Oct 2006   Updated: 29 Dec 2006   Views: 236,751   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 97   Popularity: 9.66
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 219   Downloaded: 3,620
How to add glass to your application's main window.
Posted: 5 Oct 2006   Updated: 29 Dec 2006   Views: 70,177   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.93
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 41   Downloaded: 1,775
How to use power status notifications to make your applications conserve power when necessary.
Posted: 12 Dec 2006   Updated: 29 Dec 2006   Views: 66,423   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.20
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 545
Using the Vista TaskDialog API as a replacement for MessageBox
Posted: 19 May 2009   Updated: 19 May 2009   Views: 69,929   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 42   Popularity: 7.93
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 82   Downloaded: 1,418
An intro to using jump lists with your Windows 7 applications
Posted: 29 Jun 2009   Updated: 29 Jun 2009   Views: 42,094   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 35   Downloaded: 898
Create custom tasks in your app's jump list on Windows 7
Posted: 14 Sep 2009   Updated: 14 Sep 2009   Views: 83,846   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.48
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 107   Downloaded: 3,048
An intro to using Taskbar progress bars and overlay icons with your Windows 7 applications
Posted: 21 Feb 2011   Updated: 21 Feb 2011   Views: 68,669   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.74
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 112   Downloaded: 2,808
A tutorial that shows how to get started using the Ribbon in your applications
Posted: 27 Apr 2011   Updated: 27 Apr 2011   Views: 20,500   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.77
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 27   Downloaded: 1,035
This article describes how to lay out controls in the Windows native Ribbon
Posted: 18 Jul 2011   Updated: 18 Jul 2011   Views: 20,074   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.61
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 37   Downloaded: 1,999
This article shows how to control various Ribbon and command properties at runtime
Posted: 11 Sep 2011   Updated: 11 Sep 2011   Views: 27,344   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.75
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 46   Downloaded: 1,921
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: 286,495   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.33
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 124   Downloaded: 1,746
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: 510,240   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 155   Popularity: 10.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 225   Downloaded: 5,505
WTL programming for MFC developers - frame windows.
Posted: 21 Mar 2003   Updated: 22 Dec 2005   Views: 849,959   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 297   Popularity: 12.27
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 495   Downloaded: 6,522
An introduction to WTL programming for MFC developers.
Posted: 19 May 2003   Updated: 10 Jan 2006   Views: 507,325   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 86   Popularity: 9.59
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 185   Downloaded: 6,106
A tutorial on hosting ActiveX controls in WTL dialogs.
Posted: 12 Sep 2003   Updated: 13 Jan 2006   Views: 303,703   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 67   Popularity: 9.03
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 128   Downloaded: 4,957
A guide to creating property sheets and wizards in WTL
Posted: 10 Jul 2003   Updated: 18 Jan 2006   Views: 294,973   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 84   Popularity: 9.54
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 163   Downloaded: 4,850
A tutorial on using WTL splitter windows and pane containers.
Posted: 8 Feb 2006   Updated: 8 Feb 2006   Views: 183,848   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 75   Popularity: 9.38
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 132   Downloaded: 3,234
A tutorial on using GDI and common dialogs in WTL.
Posted: 16 Jun 2006   Updated: 16 Jun 2006   Views: 127,190   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.77
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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: 266,285   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.29
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 82   Downloaded: 2,362
How to use WTL's built-in support for resizable dialogs
Posted: 11 Apr 2003   Updated: 22 Dec 2005   Views: 347,004   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 78   Popularity: 9.35
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 164   Downloaded: 3,937
The basics of using toolbars and status bars in WTL applications.
Posted: 26 Apr 2003   Updated: 22 Dec 2005   Views: 459,558   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 106   Popularity: 10.07
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Using dialogs and controls in WTL.
Posted: 26 Apr 2003   Updated: 31 Dec 2005   Views: 379,793   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.57
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 183   Downloaded: 5,599
Using the new WTL classes that implement advanced dialog UI elements
Posted: 4 May 2006   Updated: 4 May 2006   Views: 86,843   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.71
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 52   Downloaded: 1,165
How to handle the extra application buttons on keyboards and mice
Date and Time
General
Posted: 19 Jan 2001   Updated: 14 Feb 2001   Views: 77,032   Rating: 3.65/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 3.65
Licence: Not specified      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: 571,934   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.68
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 137   Downloaded: 9,282
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: 78,171   Rating: 4.49/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 7.76
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 74   Downloaded: 0
Save time and impress co-workers with these great keyboard shortcuts
Posted: 22 Feb 2001   Updated: 3 Apr 2001   Views: 78,341   Rating: 4.39/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 5.40
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 28   Downloaded: 691
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: 292,958   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.46
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 95   Downloaded: 3,361
A shell extension that deletes compiler temp and intermediate files.
String handling
General,
Posted: 4 Oct 2002   Updated: 4 Oct 2002   Views: 886,576   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 257   Popularity: 11.90
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 602   Downloaded: 0
A guide to the multitude of string types used in Windows.
Posted: 6 Oct 2002   Updated: 12 Oct 2002   Views: 995,803   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 237   Popularity: 11.76
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 562   Downloaded: 0
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: 61,120   Rating: 3.42/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 4.52
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 0
A macro to help alert you if unreachable is ever reached
Installation
General
Posted: 2 Dec 2001   Updated: 3 Feb 2002   Views: 349,073   Rating: 4.41/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 6.58
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 972
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: 28,923   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.39
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.


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