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Button Controls
General
Posted: 9 Mar 2004   Updated: 9 Mar 2004   Views: 124,230   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.49
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XGlyphButton is a simple CButton-based control that allows you to display an image without the need for owner-draw control.
Posted: 22 Mar 2005   Updated: 19 Jan 2008   Views: 360,614   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.22
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 143   Downloaded: 5,960
XButtonXP is an XP theme-aware pushbutton that can optionally be used as a toggle button. It can also display an icon with or without text.
Posted: 9 Apr 2008   Updated: 9 Apr 2008   Views: 68,351   Rating: 3.65/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.00
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EnableGroupboxControls is a function that enables or disables all the controls within a groupbox based solely upon the window rect of the controls. A simple approach to implementing a groupbox checkbox is also explained.
Posted: 15 Apr 2008   Updated: 15 Apr 2008   Views: 154,920   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.36
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 92   Downloaded: 1,992
CreateCheckboxImageList is a function that creates an imagelist of themed or non-themed checkboxes, suitable for use in tree controls, list controls, and list boxes.
Owner-draw buttons
Posted: 16 Aug 2006   Updated: 23 May 2007   Views: 173,435   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.07
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XEmphasisButton allows you to display buttons with bold and underlined text without requiring ownerdraw. This means that the button is perfectly compatible with XP themes, and also works on previous Windows versions.
Combo & List Boxes
ComboBox Controls
Posted: 29 Jun 2003   Updated: 1 Jul 2003   Views: 277,195   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 7.20
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 73   Downloaded: 4,058
XTipComboBox implements a combobox with tooltips for the data items (both in the list box and in the edit box)
Listbox Controls
Posted: 20 Mar 2002   Updated: 27 Feb 2008   Views: 268,225   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 34   Popularity: 7.55
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 98   Downloaded: 6,333
XListBox is an owner-draw listbox that provides printf-style formatting and selection of text and background colors
Dialogs and Windows
Dialogs
Posted: 3 Jun 2003   Updated: 3 Jun 2003   Views: 100,180   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.27
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 31   Downloaded: 1,892
XCharMap demonstrates the use of CXCharMap, a class that displays a character map similar to the Windows Character Map utility.
Posted: 14 Jun 2004   Updated: 14 Jun 2004   Views: 61,380   Rating: 4.17/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 5.13
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 1,204
XHTMLTipOfTheDay is a Tip of the Day dialog that displays HTML and has forward and back buttons.
Posted: 24 Sep 2003   Updated: 7 Mar 2008   Views: 204,860   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 64   Popularity: 8.83
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 77   Downloaded: 4,888
XBrowseForFolder wraps the SHBrowseForFolder API, provides a way to specify an initial directory, and cleans up the SHBrowseForFolder dialog.
Posted: 21 Jun 2003   Updated: 7 Oct 2008   Views: 123,490   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 44   Downloaded: 2,495
XFontDialog demonstrates how to customize CFontDialog by removing unwanted controls
Posted: 22 Oct 2008   Updated: 22 Oct 2008   Views: 26,860   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.23
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XMonoFontDialog is a CFontDialog clone that is customized for selecting monospaced fonts. A custom label has been added to the dialog that informs the user when a monospaced font is selected in the combobox, and bold typeface is used to highlight monospaced fonts in the combobox list.
Posted: 12 Jul 2001   Updated: 29 Nov 2008   Views: 728,335   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 195   Popularity: 11.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 422   Downloaded: 8,663
A reverse-engineered non-MFC MessageBox() that includes custom checkboxes.
Posted: 16 Mar 2005   Updated: 2 Jun 2010   Views: 351,376   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.56
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 137   Downloaded: 5,083
XFolderDialog provides a folder selection dialog like that used in MS Word, and includes persistent list view type.
General
Posted: 18 Jun 2003   Updated: 18 Jun 2003   Views: 76,311   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 7.06
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XDialogImport describes a simple and effective method for sharing frequently-used dialogs between projects, using some documented and some poorly documented techniques.
Posted: 4 Apr 2005   Updated: 4 Apr 2005   Views: 206,876   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 73   Downloaded: 5,343
XKeyboard eliminates the threat of keyloggers by allowing the user to enter a password by clicking on buttons displayed on an on-screen keyboard.
Windows Common dialogs
Posted: 23 Jun 2003   Updated: 23 Jun 2003   Views: 211,235   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 78   Downloaded: 16,412
XFileDialog demonstrates how to customize CFileDialog by adding a MRU combobox for folders.
Edit Controls
General
Posted: 5 Jul 2007   Updated: 20 Jul 2007   Views: 64,840   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.73
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XEditPrompt implements an edit control with built-in prompt and text color, just like you see on web pages.
Files and Folders
Configuration Files
Posted: 2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Views: 56,111   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.04
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XMLProfile implements a class to read and write XML profile files that is consistent with the MFC set of profile functions. Conversion functions to allow reading/writing both INI and XML profiles are included. A CWinApp-derived class provides drop-in replacement of the standard MFC profile functio
File Formats
Posted: 7 Jul 2007   Updated: 6 Jul 2007   Views: 55,070   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 45   Popularity: 8.21
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This series of articles is a step-by-step guide to reading files stored in your program's resources. Along the way I will present some non-MFC classes to assist you in reading text, binary, zip, and even encrypted files that have been compiled into your program as resources.
Posted: 9 Jul 2007   Updated: 9 Jul 2007   Views: 45,183   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 27   Popularity: 7.04
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This series of articles is a step-by-step guide to reading files stored in your program's resources. Along the way I will present some non-MFC classes to assist you in reading text, binary, zip, and even encrypted files that have been compiled into your program as resources.
Posted: 7 Jul 2007   Updated: 19 Jul 2007   Views: 51,981   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 41   Popularity: 8.06
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 77   Downloaded: 1,614
This series of articles is a step-by-step guide to reading files stored in your program's resources. Along the way I will present some non-MFC classes to assist you in reading text, binary, zip, and even encrypted files that have been compiled into your program as resources.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008   Updated: 11 Dec 2008   Views: 33,143   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 52   Downloaded: 828
The XPEInfo APIs allow you to extract information from a PE file. Included in the download is a Windows demo app, and a console app that tests whether a PE file is valid, whether it is 64-bit, contains debug info, is a .Net executable, or is signed. Sample cmd files are provided.
General
Posted: 14 May 2003   Updated: 14 May 2003   Views: 89,464   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.74
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XReverse reverses a text file line-by-line, so that what was the last line becomes the first line. This is useful when you want to view server logs, for example, with the latest line displayed at the top. Memory-mapped files helps to make XReverse very fast.
Posted: 6 May 2003   Updated: 19 May 2003   Views: 152,185   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 41   Popularity: 7.89
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XFile extends the Win32 file functions with a non-MFC class that includes functions to implement file rollover, file shrinking, file compare, buffered writes, mapped file reads, zipping, and automatic file size limits.
Posted: 30 May 2003   Updated: 30 May 2003   Views: 64,980   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.29
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 35   Downloaded: 1,115
XHtmlLog converts delimited text log files to HTML for display by a browser. Callback functions allow the output to be customized prior to HTML generation.
Posted: 13 Jun 2003   Updated: 13 Jun 2003   Views: 61,890   Rating: 4.73/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.27
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 30   Downloaded: 1,136
XFileProperties demonstrates the use of CXFileProperties, a class that displays a modeless dialog similar to the Windows file properties dialog.
Posted: 11 Jun 2007   Updated: 11 Jun 2007   Views: 49,290   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.82
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XFolderSize is a non-MFC class that collects folder size, folder count, and file count based on starting folder.
List Controls
Custom Draw
Posted: 3 Feb 2002   Updated: 6 Sep 2006   Views: 2,344,500   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 308   Popularity: 12.24
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A custom-draw list control with support for subitem colors, bold font, progress bars, and checkboxes.
Menus
General
Posted: 30 Jul 2003   Updated: 30 Jul 2003   Views: 50,190   Rating: 4.65/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 20   Downloaded: 780
XPrintHeader implements a dialog that allows the user to choose the formatting for a page header by dynamically created popup menus.
Miscellaneous
Colour Selection Controls
Posted: 10 Jan 2006   Updated: 9 Jan 2006   Views: 53,430   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.34
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XColourPicker is a simple drop-in colour picker.
Posted: 15 Mar 2008   Updated: 4 Apr 2008   Views: 56,970   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 35   Popularity: 7.70
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XColorHexagonCtrl displays a color hexagon that allows user selection, and provides APIs for color based on RGB and HSL color models.
Posted: 13 Mar 2008   Updated: 4 Apr 2008   Views: 69,451   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.82
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 68   Downloaded: 1,595
XColorSpectrumCtrl displays a color spectrum that allows user selection, and provides APIs for color based on RGB and HSL color models.
Posted: 5 Apr 2008   Updated: 5 Apr 2008   Views: 49,751   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.73
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XColorDialog displays a color hexagon and a color spectrum that allows user selection, and provides APIs for color based on RGB and HSL color models.
Posted: 9 Apr 2008   Updated: 9 Apr 2008   Views: 33,460   Rating: 4.57/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.10
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XColorPickerXP is a simple drop-in color picker based on CComboBox that pops up color selection grid.
Custom Controls
Posted: 23 Mar 2006   Updated: 20 Jul 2006   Views: 148,710   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 61   Popularity: 8.82
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XAnalogClock displays a nice-looking skinnable analog clock in a small memory footprint.
Posted: 9 Sep 2004   Updated: 2 Sep 2008   Views: 169,320   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.45
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 148   Downloaded: 4,214
XScrollBar is a scroll bar that may be displayed with optional thumb color, thumb gripper, and channel color
General
Posted: 7 Feb 2002   Updated: 7 Feb 2002   Views: 128,102   Rating: 4.69/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.51
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Changing scroll bar width for Windows controls like listbox
Posted: 16 Oct 2003   Updated: 16 Oct 2003   Views: 118,730   Rating: 4.61/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 5.99
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 42   Downloaded: 1,423
XHyperLink is a simple drop-in hyperlink control with optional parent notification.
Posted: 17 Jan 2006   Updated: 19 Mar 2007   Views: 170,372   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 74   Popularity: 9.26
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 90   Downloaded: 1,436
XSudokuWnd is an MFC control that implements a solver for the popular Sudoku puzzle, based on D.E. Knuth's Dancing Links algorithm. Example projects show how to use XSudokuWnd in dialog and SDI applications.
Posted: 2 Sep 2008   Updated: 2 Sep 2008   Views: 90,770   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 59   Popularity: 8.82
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XGroupBox is an MFC control that displays a flicker-free groupbox with text and/or icon. You can use this to display either a standard groupbox or a header-only groupbox.
Posted: 3 Nov 2008   Updated: 3 Nov 2008   Views: 53,412   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.23
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XProgressWnd is a popup progress window that display a progress control and optional AVI animation and estimated time left, without requiring a dialog resource.
Miscellaneous Controls
Posted: 4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Views: 39,930   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.48
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XIcon is an MFC control that displays text and/or icon with auto-sizing.
Posted: 24 Apr 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Views: 61,681   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.73
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XGradientZoneBar displays an indicator bar that allows you to specify multiple zones that are filled with a color gradient, and includes APIs to set the bar orientation, font, and tick marks.
Tooltips
Posted: 31 Jul 2006   Updated: 31 Jul 2006   Views: 636,650   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 122   Popularity: 10.39
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XSuperTooltip implements class for displaying super tooltips, which were introduced in Office 2007. The demo download includes super tooltip code generator, that makes it easy to add super tooltips to your application.
Posted: 23 Jun 2008   Updated: 11 Jul 2008   Views: 352,365   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 69   Popularity: 9.17
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XBalloonMsg displays a message box using balloon-style tooltips. Message and title strings may be embedded or stored in string resource.
Shell and IE programming
General
Posted: 8 Jun 2008   Updated: 8 Jun 2008   Views: 42,851   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.75
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ExecApp is a replacement for WinExec(). ExecRegisteredApp executes the app that is registered for the specified file extension. LookupRegisteredApp retrieves the application file path that is registered for the specified file extension.
Static & Panel Controls
Custom Controls
Posted: 15 Sep 2002   Updated: 25 Oct 2007   Views: 230,784   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 47   Popularity: 8.22
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A custom control based on CStatic that interprets and displays common HTML text formatting elements such as bold, italic, color, font, and size, but adds only 16 Kb to your app.
General
Posted: 16 Oct 2003   Updated: 16 Oct 2003   Views: 131,520   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 34   Popularity: 7.26
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 74   Downloaded: 3,993
XColorStatic is a simple CStatic-based control that provides font changes, text and background colors, and icon display.
Toolbars & Docking windows
Toolbars
Posted: 11 Aug 2003   Updated: 11 Aug 2003   Views: 89,230   Rating: 4.70/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 5.78
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XDriveBar implements a drive bar for the drives in a system. The demo project shows how to keep the drive bar in sync by handling the WM_DEVICECHANGE message.
Posted: 17 Dec 2007   Updated: 10 Jan 2008   Views: 62,300   Rating: 4.69/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.10
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XTrueColorToolBar is an MFC class based on CToolBar that provides support for true-color bitmaps, with optional support for an Office-style color picker button.
Tree Controls
General
Posted: 9 Aug 2007   Updated: 1 Jan 2008   Views: 360,824   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 164   Popularity: 11.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 369   Downloaded: 9,435
XHtmlTree is an MFC control based on CTreeCtrl, with support for HTML text, web links, APP: links, XML load/save, Smart Checkboxes, and Drag & Drop.
Applications & Tools
Tools with source code
Posted: 5 Jul 2003   Updated: 5 Jul 2003   Views: 271,783   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.25
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XCmyk implements an RGB to CMYK calculator
Posted: 29 May 2003   Updated: 20 Aug 2007   Views: 144,135   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.24
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XTimer provides countdown timer and stopwatch features in a compact MFC dialog app.
Trace and Logs
Debug and Tracing
Posted: 6 Mar 2010   Updated: 6 Mar 2010   Views: 26,710   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 5.12
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XTrace.cs provides printf-style formatting and other useful trace extensions. Module name, line number, and thread id are automatically included in the trace output. Double-clicking the trace line in the Output Window takes you directly to the source file and line in the editor.
GDI
Fonts
Posted: 10 Jul 2001   Updated: 10 Jul 2001   Views: 148,640   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.19
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How to find the name of a font file, given the display name of a font
Posted: 21 May 2003   Updated: 21 May 2003   Views: 92,360   Rating: 4.72/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.54
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XFont retrieves the name of the font file from the regsitry, and the font name from the font file
Posted: 26 May 2003   Updated: 26 May 2003   Views: 67,710   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.11
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XFontCombo demonstrates the use of IsOpenType(), a function that determines if a font is OpenType
General
Posted: 7 Aug 2007   Updated: 7 Aug 2007   Views: 46,822   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.55
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XBreadCrumbBar is a windowless non-MFC class that allows you to display a breadcrumb trail as HTML text, with support for web links and APP: links.
Posted: 15 Jul 2007   Updated: 6 Nov 2007   Views: 126,061   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.48
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XHtmlDraw allows you to display a single line HTML text as easily as using DrawText(), including web links and APP: links, no MFC
C / C++ Language
General
Posted: 9 Mar 2002   Updated: 20 May 2003   Views: 242,940   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.41
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XGetopt provides drop-in Unix-style command line processing for Win32 and MFC applications
Posted: 14 Mar 2005   Updated: 13 Jun 2007   Views: 125,280   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.25
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Get Windows OS version and service pack info in numeric and string formats.
Posted: 13 May 2003   Updated: 18 Jul 2007   Views: 618,145   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 108   Popularity: 9.91
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XZip and XUnzip provide non-MFC functions to create a zip, add files to it, and extract files from it - all in two .cpp files
Posted: 23 Mar 2006   Updated: 27 Aug 2008   Views: 111,111   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 71   Popularity: 9.08
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XCPClock displays CodeProject clock with four skins.
C#
General
Posted: 5 Jun 2007   Updated: 5 Jun 2007   Views: 29,920   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.36
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XGetoptCS provides Unix-style command line processing for C# apps
.NET Framework
General
Posted: 6 Jun 2007   Updated: 6 Jun 2007   Views: 36,180   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.23
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XAutobuild auto-increments the build number contained in Autobuild.h. This can be used in resource files to automatically update the version resource each time a project is compiled.
Posted: 10 Jun 2007   Updated: 12 Mar 2011   Views: 71,150   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.02
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XFxDetect inspects registry and file system of local or remote computer to determine which versions of .Net Framework are installed.
Win32/64 SDK & OS
Microsoft Active Accessibility
Posted: 10 Feb 2009   Updated: 10 Feb 2009   Views: 45,983   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.73
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XMSAALib provides APIs that allow you to retrieve MSAA (accessibility) information from a window by using the IAccessible interface. The demo app shows how to build an accessibility object tree from a window.
Windows General
Posted: 11 Jul 2001   Updated: 11 Jul 2001   Views: 115,910   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 7.05
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Values returned by GetVersionEx for Windows operating systems
Posted: 22 Apr 2003   Updated: 22 Apr 2003   Views: 204,993   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.75
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XEventLog shows how to integrate minimalist NT event logging into your application
DLLs & Assemblies
Beginners
Posted: 28 Feb 2004   Updated: 28 Feb 2004   Views: 201,380   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 49   Popularity: 8.22
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This series of articles is a step-by-step guide to constructing C++ DLLs that include C++ functions and C++ classes, and then calling the DLL functions and classes from VC++ and VB programs.
Posted: 28 Feb 2004   Updated: 29 Feb 2004   Views: 836,400   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 138   Popularity: 10.48
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This series of articles is a step-by-step guide to constructing C++ DLLs that include C++ functions and C++ classes, and then calling the DLL functions and classes from VC++ and VB programs.
Posted: 2 Mar 2004   Updated: 2 Mar 2004   Views: 382,334   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.49
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This series of articles is a step-by-step guide to constructing C++ DLLs that include C++ functions and C++ classes, and then calling the DLL functions and classes from VC++ and VB programs.
Posted: 28 Feb 2004   Updated: 2 Oct 2009   Views: 406,912   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 8.94
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This series of articles is a step-by-step guide to constructing C++ DLLs that include C++ functions and C++ classes, and then calling the DLL functions and classes from VC++ and VB programs.
Internet / Network
General
Posted: 5 Jan 2005   Updated: 5 Jan 2005   Views: 58,100   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.56
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XIPAddressCtrl adds string handling and profile read/write functions to CIPAddressCtrl.
Posted: 6 Jan 2005   Updated: 6 Jan 2005   Views: 44,570   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.43
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Add Winsock error lookup to your C++ or VB app with this DLL.
Posted: 26 Jan 2005   Updated: 26 Jan 2005   Views: 133,801   Rating: 4.55/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.19
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An implementation of Liyang Yu's classes for client/server communication for both Win32 and MFC, with Unicode and ANSI support.
String handling
General
Posted: 11 May 2003   Updated: 11 May 2003   Views: 61,900   Rating: 4.17/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.02
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Extended string and memory search functions: memmem(), memimem(), memichr(), _tcsistr()
Posted: 20 May 2003   Updated: 20 May 2003   Views: 77,230   Rating: 4.24/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 3.82
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XTrim implements _tcsltrim and _tcsrtrim - CRT-like functions to trim whitespace.
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XSearch implements a search engine-style advanced search, including ALL, EXACT PHRASE, AT LEAST ONE, and WITHOUT words. XSearch is based on a multiple-substring search algorithm.
Posted: 25 Jun 2007   Updated: 7 Aug 2007   Views: 47,640   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.92
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XString offers functions for remove, replace, trim, and case-insensitive search that are not included in the CRT.
Text Conversion
Posted: 25 Jun 2002   Updated: 25 Jun 2002   Views: 64,500   Rating: 4.55/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.06
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An easy-to-use function that provides locale-correct comma-formatting of numbers
Text Search and Replace
Posted: 4 Aug 2005   Updated: 4 Aug 2005   Views: 41,600   Rating: 4.70/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.30
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XTokenString extracts tokens from a string, and returns a CStringArray that contains tokens. A token is defined by specified delimiters; double-quotes may optionally group multiple words into a single token, and an option is provided for handling escaped characters.
Threads, Processes & IPC
Inter-Process Communication
Posted: 17 Jan 2005   Updated: 17 Jan 2005   Views: 126,200   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.58
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XQueue implements a shared-memory first-in first-out (FIFO) queue, based on memory-mapped files, that works on all versions of Windows.
Threads
Posted: 5 Jun 2002   Updated: 5 Jun 2002   Views: 82,240   Rating: 4.31/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 5.31
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How to use the Thread Information Block to store descriptive information about the thread
Debug Tips
General
Posted: 19 Oct 2003   Updated: 19 Oct 2003   Views: 188,530   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 62   Popularity: 8.90
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Add basic exception handling and crash reporting to your application
Posted: 19 Oct 2003   Updated: 19 Oct 2003   Views: 69,440   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.47
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Add basic exception handling and crash reporting to your application
Posted: 19 Oct 2003   Updated: 19 Oct 2003   Views: 120,312   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.60
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Add basic exception handling and crash reporting to your application
Posted: 19 Oct 2003   Updated: 19 Oct 2003   Views: 544,036   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 77   Popularity: 9.34
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Add basic exception handling and crash reporting to your application
Design and Architecture
Data Structures
Posted: 10 Feb 2004   Updated: 10 Feb 2004   Views: 61,570   Rating: 4.71/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.58
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XBitArray provides functions to set, test, and find bits in an array of bytes.
Work Issues
Pro Developer
Posted: 17 Jul 2006   Updated: 29 Jun 2007   Views: 238,517   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 104   Popularity: 9.80
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How to set up TortoiseSVN when working by yourself.
Posted: 9 Oct 2008   Updated: 18 Aug 2010   Views: 717,851   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 110   Popularity: 10.01
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This article presents commonly used programming fonts with examples of each font in ClearType and non-ClearType.
Interviews
General
Posted: 5 Oct 2011   Updated: 5 Oct 2011   Views: 25,491   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 32   Popularity: 7.20
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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 track down Code Project member Hans Dietrich.
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Programming Tips
General
Posted: 21 Mar 2011   Updated: 21 Mar 2011   Views: 14,710   Rating: 4.44/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.56
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This Tip talks about not using ALL CAPS in emails.
Author Resources
General
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This tip shows how to use the new sidebar css classes to improve readability and add depth to an article.
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Hans Dietrich
Software Developer (Senior) Hans Dietrich Software
United States United States
I attended St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto, with the intention of becoming a priest. A friend in the University's Computer Science Department got me interested in programming, and I have been hooked ever since.

Recently, I have moved to Los Angeles where I am doing consulting and development work.

For consulting and custom software development, please see www.hdsoft.org.






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