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Miscellaneous
General
Posted: 19 Feb 2003   Updated: 19 Feb 2003   Views: 169,935   Rating: 3.58/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 4.42
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 41   Downloaded: 5,377
A marquee control written in C#
Tree Controls
TreeView Controls
Posted: 4 Feb 2006   Updated: 20 Feb 2006   Views: 189,900   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.23
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 95   Downloaded: 1,183
A utility class which makes it easier to create recursive methods that operate on the TreeView control.
Trace and Logs
Debug and Tracing
Posted: 6 Apr 2005   Updated: 6 Apr 2005   Views: 56,900   Rating: 3.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 24   Downloaded: 603
An article which demonstrates how to direct trace/debug information to an XML file.
GDI+
General
Posted: 13 Sep 2005   Updated: 9 May 2012   Views: 134,850   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 46   Popularity: 8.31
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 164   Downloaded: 1,951
A task-oriented review of an animation library and the application which uses it.
XML
XML/XSLT
Posted: 5 Oct 2004   Updated: 11 Jan 2005   Views: 84,952   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.59
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 850
An article which shows how to enumerate over XML data in a foreach loop as if the data were in a collection.
.NET Framework
Utilities
Posted: 25 Mar 2006   Updated: 3 Apr 2006   Views: 224,537   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 59   Popularity: 8.82
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 133   Downloaded: 14,775
A tool which allows you to view, save, and copy an image embedded in any assembly.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Annotations
Posted: 12 Sep 2007   Updated: 12 Sep 2007   Views: 242,891   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 43   Popularity: 7.99
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 187   Downloaded: 4,753
Demonstrates how to add text annotations to an Image element
Applications
Posted: 17 Dec 2008   Updated: 17 Dec 2008   Views: 592,839   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 102   Popularity: 9.95
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 286   Downloaded: 16,536
Reviews a localizable WPF Wizard user interface written in both C# and VB.NET.
Controls
Posted: 5 Jan 2007   Updated: 24 Jan 2007   Views: 486,092   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 63   Popularity: 8.80
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 223   Downloaded: 9,988
Shows how to turn a TreeView into an Org Chart.
Posted: 28 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Views: 410,587   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 70   Popularity: 9.14
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 262   Downloaded: 8,620
Reviews an advanced layout customization for the WPF TreeView.
Posted: 19 Feb 2007   Updated: 25 Feb 2007   Views: 114,630   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.43
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 84   Downloaded: 1,612
Examines an intuitive way to correct typos in a TextBox.
Posted: 21 Jan 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 802,280   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 84   Popularity: 9.24
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 229   Downloaded: 16,044
Discusses automated drag-and-drop in the WPF ListView.
Posted: 28 Apr 2007   Updated: 28 Apr 2007   Views: 299,864   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.69
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 97   Downloaded: 5,872
A step-by-step review of how to conditionally highlight ListViewItems.
Posted: 1 Aug 2008   Updated: 1 Aug 2008   Views: 496,368   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 88   Popularity: 9.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 141   Downloaded: 17,842
Examines how to create a tree of checkboxes that intelligently update their own check state and are easy to navigate with the keyboard
Posted: 22 Mar 2009   Updated: 22 Mar 2009   Views: 273,312   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 71   Popularity: 9.11
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 169   Downloaded: 12,953
Introducing ContentControl3D: a control that makes it easy to incorporate 3D flips into any WPF user interface.
Posted: 14 Jun 2009   Updated: 14 Jun 2009   Views: 199,279   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 8.96
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 158   Downloaded: 3,195
Reviews a matrix control that can be data bound and visually styled with ease
Data Binding
Posted: 3 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Views: 532,858   Rating: 4.66/5    Votes: 111   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 247   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 6 May 2007   Updated: 6 May 2007   Views: 196,364   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.59
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 62   Downloaded: 1,012
Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
Posted: 19 May 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Views: 293,315   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 108   Popularity: 10.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 134   Downloaded: 3,581
A gradual introduction to the world of WPF data binding.
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 22 May 2008   Views: 2,425,357   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 393   Popularity: 12.85
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 759   Downloaded: 52,889
Reviews how using a ViewModel can abstract away the complexities of the WPF TreeView control.
Posted: 2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Views: 102,530   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.41
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 33   Downloaded: 852
Reviews and compares three techniques that enable you to data bind to any element tree.
Posted: 5 Jul 2008   Updated: 5 Jul 2008   Views: 98,903   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 520
Explains how to allow users to select the amount of information to view
General
Posted: 27 Aug 2006   Updated: 2 Sep 2006   Views: 646,829   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 93   Popularity: 9.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 194   Downloaded: 11,215
Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006   Updated: 19 Oct 2006   Views: 122,645   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.97
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 77   Downloaded: 4,685
A ListBox which slides its items when they are selected and deselected.
Posted: 17 Sep 2006   Updated: 2 Nov 2006   Views: 153,876   Rating: 4.74/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.71
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 75   Downloaded: 3,530
Demonstrates how to perform input validation using regular expressions, in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.
Posted: 5 Aug 2006   Updated: 14 Nov 2006   Views: 189,878   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.03
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 73   Downloaded: 2,153
Demonstrates how to chain together value converters used in WPF data binding.
Posted: 14 Jul 2007   Updated: 14 Jul 2007   Views: 97,750   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 42   Downloaded: 1,072
Demonstrates how to create unit tests for a class which uses a DispatcherTimer.
Posted: 13 Oct 2007   Updated: 13 Oct 2007   Views: 176,192   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.40
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 126   Downloaded: 788
An introspective journey of solving problems using WPF
Posted: 3 Nov 2007   Updated: 3 Nov 2007   Views: 59,731   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 358
Giving routed commands default execution logic
Posted: 29 Nov 2007   Updated: 5 Dec 2007   Views: 272,144   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 64   Popularity: 8.90
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 109   Downloaded: 3,356
A detailed examination of the WPF element trees and their subtleties
Posted: 11 Dec 2007   Updated: 17 Dec 2007   Views: 73,000   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 32   Downloaded: 4
A high octane multifunction visualizer that allows detailed inspection of the visual tree and logical trees. New feature of Mole II Black Ops allows viewing and drilling into non-public members of any element or sub-element in the visual or logical trees.
Posted: 12 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 171,740   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.37
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 91   Downloaded: 1,812
A debugger visualizer which allows you to inspect the visual tree.
Posted: 6 Jan 2008   Updated: 6 Jan 2008   Views: 138,316   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.55
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 115   Downloaded: 1,808
The first article in a series devoted to a WPF application that plays streaming podcasts off the Internet.
Posted: 27 Jan 2008   Updated: 27 Jan 2008   Views: 300,274   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 69   Popularity: 9.15
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 197   Downloaded: 2,392
Provides guidance for using the Model-View-Controller design pattern to create modular WPF apps that are easy to unit test
Posted: 5 Mar 2008   Updated: 5 Mar 2008   Views: 206,482   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.77
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 164   Downloaded: 6,936
The second article in a series devoted to a WPF application that plays streaming audio podcasts off the Internet. This article discusses the idea and implementation of look-less applications.
Posted: 20 Mar 2008   Updated: 20 Mar 2008   Views: 55,161   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.99
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 32   Downloaded: 0
The third article in a series devoted to a WPF application that plays streaming audio podcasts off the Internet. This article discusses the solution to a problem related to structural skinning.
Posted: 3 May 2008   Updated: 3 May 2008   Views: 218,593   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.30
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 193   Downloaded: 5,399
Shows how to write the same simple program in Windows Forms and WPF.
Posted: 4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Views: 90,292   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 7.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 52   Downloaded: 1,037
Introduces a generic technique of chaining commands together.
Posted: 1 Jun 2008   Updated: 1 Jun 2008   Views: 43,410   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.33
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 108
A fun excursion into using WPF to visualize a simple numeric rule system.
Posted: 11 Nov 2006   Updated: 13 Jul 2008   Views: 336,382   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 50   Popularity: 8.48
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 262   Downloaded: 4,329
A free library of controls and utility classes for use in WPF applications.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Views: 430,580   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 55   Popularity: 8.62
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 148   Downloaded: 3,628
Reviews a clean and lightweight way to use RoutedCommands in the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2008   Updated: 30 Aug 2008   Views: 574,335   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 97   Popularity: 9.83
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 228   Downloaded: 8,337
Explains the concept of attached behaviors and shows how to use them in the context of the MVVM pattern.
Posted: 7 Sep 2009   Updated: 7 Sep 2009   Views: 87,911   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.43
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 68   Downloaded: 308
Reviews the “From Russia with Love” technique of simplifying the creation of ViewModel objects from other libraries, without compromising your MVVM architecture
Posted: 15 Nov 2009   Updated: 15 Nov 2009   Views: 123,274   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 135   Downloaded: 3,288
Reviews a WPF application that displays an object graph which can be rearranged by the user at runtime, and highlights circular dependencies in its nodes.
Posted: 1 Apr 2010   Updated: 5 Apr 2010   Views: 116,995   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 76   Downloaded: 2,103
Reviews a simple and testable way to show a MessageBox in any WPF or Silverlight application built with the MVVM design pattern
Layout
Posted: 2 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Views: 237,630   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 99   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 199   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007   Updated: 26 Apr 2007   Views: 343,467   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 59   Popularity: 8.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 105   Downloaded: 11,284
A step-by-step review of how to customize the arrangement of items in a ListBox.
Posted: 7 Apr 2008   Updated: 20 May 2008   Views: 229,742   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 78   Popularity: 9.15
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 131   Downloaded: 7,080
Explores Panel3D, a custom WPF panel that displays its children in 3D space
Styles
Posted: 12 Apr 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Views: 568,579   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 103   Popularity: 9.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 233   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 27 Jul 2007   Updated: 27 Jul 2007   Views: 311,078   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 83   Popularity: 9.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 315   Downloaded: 11,554
Reviews the basics of creating a WPF user interface with various visual styles.
Templates
Posted: 6 Apr 2007   Updated: 7 Apr 2007   Views: 422,925   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 110   Popularity: 9.92
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 225   Downloaded: 0
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 13 May 2007   Updated: 13 May 2007   Views: 109,930   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.69
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 713
Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
Utilities
Posted: 26 Nov 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 178,561   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 7.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 79   Downloaded: 599
A multifunction visualizer that allows inspection of the visual tree. For each element in the visual tree, the developer can view all properties, visual images, run-time XAML, and can drill through to property collections to view their values.
Posted: 5 Dec 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 124,094   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 32   Popularity: 7.18
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 49   Downloaded: 6
Introduces the second version of a very useful and educational debugger visualizer for WPF developers.
XAML
Posted: 31 Mar 2007   Updated: 19 Apr 2007   Views: 760,625   Rating: 4.72/5    Votes: 190   Popularity: 10.76
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 789   Downloaded: 34,716
A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
Posted: 8 Jun 2007   Updated: 8 Jun 2007   Views: 183,631   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.06
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 112   Downloaded: 3,580
Reviews how to implement dynamic user interfaces in WPF.
Windows Workflow Foundation
General
Posted: 12 Nov 2006   Updated: 12 Nov 2006   Views: 157,050   Rating: 4.53/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.44
Licence: Not specified      Bookmarked: 101   Downloaded: 709
Explains the very basics of Windows Workflow Foundation, using The World's Stupidest WF Application.
Macros and Add-ins
Tools
Posted: 14 Dec 2007   Updated: 31 Dec 2007   Views: 171,570   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 79   Downloaded: 27
A high performance, full featured, multifunction visualizer allows detailed inspection of WPF, WCF, ASP.NET, XBAP's and WinForm applications. This includes viewing and drilling into public, protected and non-public members of any element or sub-element in the application. Current Version 3.0.0.4
Posted: 31 Dec 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2008   Views: 551,555   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 82   Popularity: 9.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 359   Downloaded: 5,167
New Silverlight Movies For Mole. Mole v4.2 has GREAT new features! Visualizer with property editing. Mole is a high performance, full featured, multifunction visualizer that allows detailed inspection of WPF, WCF, WF, ASP.NET, XBAP's and WinForm applications. Editing of properties is now support
Product Showcase
General
Posted: 9 Mar 2011   Updated: 9 Mar 2011   Views: 22,900   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 5.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 13   Downloaded: 0
Mole is a debugger visualizer that runs in Visual Studio while you are debugging .NET applications. Mole makes debugging easier because it provides a comprehensive view into all of your application’s data objects
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Josh Smith
Software Developer (Senior) Black Pixel
United States United States
Josh creates software, for iOS and Windows.

He works at Black Pixel as a Senior Developer.

Read his iOS Programming for .NET Developers[^] book to learn how to write iPhone and iPad apps by leveraging your existing .NET skills.

Use his Master WPF[^] app on your iPhone to sharpen your WPF skills on the go.

Check out his Advanced MVVM[^] book.

Visit his WPF blog[^] or stop by his iOS blog[^].

See his website Josh Smith Digital[^].


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