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Dialogs and Windows
Screensavers
Posted: 17 Apr 2002   Updated: 16 May 2002   Views: 341,974   Rating: 4.41/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 5.97
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Our attempt at a screen saver with a Code Project theme, written in C#.
Static & Panel Controls
General
Posted: 12 Mar 2001   Updated: 12 Mar 2001   Views: 94,695   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.26
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A Static derived class which provides a check box to enable/disable items inside it
Toolbars & Docking windows
Toolbars
Posted: 20 Feb 2001   Updated: 20 Feb 2001   Views: 103,006   Rating: 3.34/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 4.42
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A flexible extension to the CToolBar class
Palm and WebOS
General
Posted: 4 Nov 2002   Updated: 5 Nov 2002   Views: 118,262   Rating: 4.47/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 27   Downloaded: 130
Building on previous articles, we develop a simple application and discuss some of the components available for Palm GUI.
Posted: 6 Nov 2002   Updated: 6 Nov 2002   Views: 112,121   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.05
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 30   Downloaded: 81
Continuing our series of articles, we discuss how to create databases, and create, modify and delete records
Posted: 7 Nov 2002   Updated: 7 Nov 2002   Views: 110,025   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 5.97
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An overview of the Palm world, including a list of C functions which have preferred equivalents in PalmOS
Database
General
Posted: 3 Jan 2014   Updated: 6 Jan 2014   Views: 11,897   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.55
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Just a quick explanation of why it's not always a good idea to use DISTINCT
Posted: 21 Dec 2013   Updated: 23 Jan 2014   Views: 53,392   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 42   Popularity: 7.87
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The first in a series of articles seeking to explain the intermediate to advanced features of T-SQL
Posted: 24 Dec 2013   Updated: 12 Mar 2014   Views: 19,023   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.81
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The second in my series digs in to some of the different things you can do within a select statement.
SQL
Posted: 12 Mar 2014   Updated: 14 Mar 2014   Views: 24,426   Rating: 4.56/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 5.80
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 39   Downloaded: 288
In this installment, I talk about working with dates and date functions in SQL Server
SQL Server
Posted: 3 Jan 2014   Updated: 12 Jan 2014   Views: 16,706   Rating: 4.74/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.02
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In which we talk of ways to pass an arbitrary list of values to SQL Server
Posted: 26 Dec 2013   Updated: 12 Jan 2014   Views: 14,426   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 6.26
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In this third installment, we look at how Common Table Expressions can simplify your SQL and help you perform complex tasks
Posted: 12 Jan 2014   Updated: 13 Jan 2014   Views: 12,945   Rating: 4.70/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.69
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A discussion of windowing functions, from sum to row_number(), to the new functions in SS2012
Posted: 16 Jan 2014   Updated: 16 Jan 2014   Views: 12,185   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.55
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Discussion on pivot and other ways to turn columns of data in to rows in SQL Server
Posted: 19 Jan 2014   Updated: 21 Jan 2014   Views: 17,048   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 6.22
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A description of the best way to create tally tables, and how to use them
Posted: 23 Jan 2014   Updated: 23 Jan 2014   Views: 17,550   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.20
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A discussion of ways to create random number sequences in SQL Server
Posted: 24 Mar 2014   Updated: 24 Mar 2014   Views: 7,810   Rating: 3.67/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 1.67
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Covering how to use the new Distribution functions in SQL Server 2012
Utilities
Posted: 18 Nov 2002   Updated: 27 Nov 2002   Views: 322,674   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.08
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This tool uses ADO.NET to offer browsing of databases and tables, editing values and an SQL window to test queries.
Audio and Video
Video
Posted: 26 Jan 2007   Updated: 18 May 2007   Views: 528,408   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.39
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A wrapper to allow remote capture of images with Canon cameras in C#
DirectX
Games
Posted: 7 Apr 2002   Updated: 7 Apr 2002   Views: 187,347   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.38
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An Asteroid's clone which needs some work but will illustrate some points about writing games.
General
Posted: 13 Sep 2004   Updated: 13 Sep 2004   Views: 206,833   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.38
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A guided tour of the many reasons NOT to use DirectX9 for your audio/video playback needs
GDI+
General
Posted: 12 May 2001   Updated: 30 May 2001   Views: 303,047   Rating: 3.82/5    Votes: 36   Popularity: 5.91
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Using GDI+ to draw solid/gradient filled and textured shapes
Posted: 3 Jun 2001   Updated: 3 Jun 2001   Views: 343,909   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.83
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Using GDI+ to create a paint program with soft brushes and loading/saving images.
Posted: 15 Feb 2002   Updated: 15 Feb 2002   Views: 85,654   Rating: 3.29/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 4.06
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Providing a RoundedRect function for GDI+
Posted: 20 Mar 2002   Updated: 20 Mar 2002   Views: 1,398,947   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 236   Popularity: 11.64
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The first in a series of articles which will build an image processing library in C# and GDI+
Posted: 31 Mar 2002   Updated: 31 Mar 2002   Views: 515,361   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 81   Popularity: 9.39
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The third in a series of articles which will build an image processing library in C# and GDI+
Posted: 14 Apr 2002   Updated: 14 Apr 2002   Views: 435,205   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 64   Popularity: 8.66
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The fourth installment covers how to write a filter that resizes an image, and uses bilinear filtering
Posted: 23 Dec 2002   Updated: 25 Dec 2002   Views: 720,221   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 145   Popularity: 10.59
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In the fifth installment, we build a framework for generating filters that work by changing a pixel's location, rather than colour.
Posted: 12 May 2001   Updated: 12 Mar 2003   Views: 1,459,450   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 118   Popularity: 9.92
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Getting started with the new Microsoft Graphics Libraries
Posted: 22 May 2004   Updated: 28 Jun 2004   Views: 333,005   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.48
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A discussion of the HSL color space, including code for a color picker and image filters
Posted: 23 Mar 2002   Updated: 7 Nov 2005   Views: 1,190,787   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 150   Popularity: 10.69
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The second in a series of articles which will build an image processing library in C# and GDI+.
C / C++ Language
General
Posted: 15 Dec 2002   Updated: 15 Dec 2002   Views: 142,508   Rating: 4.35/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 6.80
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A discussion of Koenig namespace lookup, for those with VS.NET 2003
C#
Samples
Posted: 14 May 2002   Updated: 14 May 2002   Views: 77,571   Rating: 2.96/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 3.47
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A simple tool that can be used to time how long different parts of your code take to execute, and where bottlenecks occur
.NET Framework
General
Posted: 11 Apr 2008   Updated: 11 Apr 2008   Views: 28,278   Rating: 4.38/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.06
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A .NET wrapper for Authorize
STL
Beginners
Posted: 20 Feb 2002   Updated: 20 Feb 2002   Views: 218,407   Rating: 3.26/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 5.37
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The first in a series of articles on STL, this one covers vector and some common algorithms
Posted: 24 Feb 2002   Updated: 24 Feb 2002   Views: 167,113   Rating: 3.38/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 4.60
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My second STL article covers std::list and discusses different iterator types
Posted: 23 Mar 2002   Updated: 23 Mar 2002   Views: 158,164   Rating: 4.69/5    Votes: 35   Popularity: 7.25
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Coverage of two more containers from the STL, namely set and map, and the functions provided for them.
Posted: 24 Feb 2002   Updated: 1 Apr 2002   Views: 169,759   Rating: 3.46/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 5.54
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This third article describes how to write function adaptors which allow customization of STL functions.
General
Posted: 20 Mar 2002   Updated: 20 Mar 2002   Views: 254,199   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 43   Popularity: 7.62
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A typesafe alternative to sprintf from the std library
Posted: 16 Apr 2002   Updated: 16 Apr 2002   Views: 70,794   Rating: 3.43/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 4.24
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Showing how to extend iostreams in order to stream custom types
Posted: 14 Jul 2002   Updated: 14 Jul 2002   Views: 101,229   Rating: 4.31/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.38
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An exploration of extending the iostreams framework through stream modifiers
Posted: 24 Jul 2002   Updated: 24 Jul 2002   Views: 79,701   Rating: 3.75/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 4.75
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An exploration of extending the iostreams framework through custom streams.
Windows Presentation Foundation
General
Posted: 12 Apr 2007   Updated: 12 Apr 2007   Views: 168,438   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.28
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This article covers how animations can be applied on properties that do not have an associated animation class
Posted: 21 Jul 2006   Updated: 28 Jun 2010   Views: 287,550   Rating: 4.40/5    Votes: 55   Popularity: 7.64
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A brief introduction to using transformations with the WPF
Game Development
Games
Posted: 16 Apr 2002   Updated: 16 Apr 2002   Views: 107,437   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 4.99
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Finishing my attempt at a simple game in C#
Posted: 16 Apr 2002   Updated: 16 Apr 2002   Views: 98,708   Rating: 2.73/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 2.47
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In which I attempt to write a simple game in C#
Posted: 16 Apr 2002   Updated: 16 Apr 2002   Views: 57,593   Rating: 2.78/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.24
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Continuing my attempt at a simple game in C#
Programming Tips
General
Posted: 8 Mar 2008   Updated: 8 Mar 2008   Views: 208,139   Rating: 4.38/5    Votes: 162   Popularity: 10.37
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Christian Graus
Software Developer (Senior)
Australia Australia
Programming computers ( self taught ) since about 1984 when I bought my first Apple ][. Was working on a GUI library to interface Win32 to Python, and writing graphics filters in my spare time, and then building n-tiered apps using asp, atl and asp.net in my job at Dytech. After 4 years there, I've started working from home, at first for Code Project and now for a vet telemedicine company. I owned part of a company that sells client education software in the vet market, but we sold that and I worked for the owners for five years before leaving to get away from the travel, and spend more time with my family. I now work for a company here in Hobart, doing all sorts of Microsoft based stuff in C++ and C#, with a lot of T-SQL in the mix.


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