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Weekly Poll Results

Do you use external data services in your apps?

Survey period: 10 Jun 2013 to 17 Jun 2013

We're told not to reinvent the wheel when it comes to code, but what about data? Data services could be geolocation, currency exchange, stock prices or stuff you'd find in the Azure data market, for instance) (Suggested by Laura)

Yes,28332.34283 votes, 32.34%
No, but we plan to10211.66102 votes, 11.66%
I'm honestly not sure9310.6393 votes, 10.63%
No39745.37397 votes, 45.37%

This week's survey: What will be your next primary development machine?

Most popular new articles

10 Jun 2013 - 16 Jun 2013


Latest Additions

122 articles overall. 38 new, 84 updated.

New articles added





  • A Coder Interview With Ariya Hidayat - CodeProject
    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 Ariya Hidayat, developer, tech blogger, and "software provocateur."

Product Showcase

Third Party Products and Tools

Articles updated

.NET Framework


Algorithms & Recipes


  • Accepting In-App Payments with Android - donn-felker
    Code Project Virtual Tech Summit Session: In this session you will be introduced to the in-app payment concept using the Android platform.

  • Android Push Notifications - Shashank_Tiwari
    Code Project Virtual Tech Summit Session: The short presentation on Android push notifications provides an overview of the options available to push notifications from a server to an application running on an Android mobile device.

Applications & Tools



ASP.NET Controls

  • Group GridView Data - Anurag Gandhi
    A custom GridView control which provides you an additional facility to group the data in gridview along with the facility to customise the Group Header and Group Footer

Audio and Video


C / C++ Language


Client side scripting

  • LINQ for JavaScript - Kamyar Nazeri
    Implementation of .NET Enumerable methods in JavaScript, including Aggregations, Iterations, Predicators, and Selectors.

  • jsRazor vs. AngularJS: "Todo" and "JS Projects" demos with jsRazor! - rgubarenko
    Addition to my previous article on the new jsRazor framework. It's now turned into an ultimate solution for creating client-side web apps. This article compares jsRazor with AngularJS by doing "Todo" and "JS Projects" demos from site.

  • kLib-CSS - Anshu Krishna
    A tiny JavaScript library for dynamic CSS.

  • kLib: Fast, Small, and Easy - Anshu Krishna
    kLib: A small library to make DOM operations very easy.

Combo & List Boxes

  • Extended CComboBox - Flaviu2
    A combobox control which shows a drop down window to assist the user.


  • hOOt - full text search engine - Mehdi Gholam
    Smallest full text search engine (lucene replacement) built from scratch using inverted WAH bitmap index, highly compact storage, operating in database and document modes

  • Generic Database Access - Mario Stopfer
    Generic database access model which generalizes the interactions with any particular database system.

Debug Tips

Design and Architecture




Macros and Add-ins



  • RaptorDB - the Document Store - Mehdi Gholam
    NoSql, JSON based, Document store database with compiled .net map functions and automatic hybrid bitmap indexing and LINQ query filters (now with standalone Server mode, Backup and Active Restore, Transactions, Server side queries, MonoDroid support)


Shell and IE programming


  • Grid960 Layout for Silverlight - Dave Kerr
    The 960 Grid System is a hugely popular layout system for web sites - Grid960 lets you use it in Silverlight!

String handling

  • Regex Logviewer - Amit Bezalel
    Using the power of regex to parse your logs

Third Party Products and Tools


Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Presentation Foundation


  • XMLFoundation - Brian Aberle
    XMLFoundation is the fastest approach to dealing with XML and it also delivers a simple and easy to manage pattern of software developpment into your application.

  • JSON vs. XML: Some hard numbers about verbosity - Pragmateek
    I’ve written a small Java benchmark that I’ll present, along with its results, in this article.

New Tips and Tricks added



ASP.NET Controls

C / C++ Language



Debug Tips

Hardware & System


  • ColourGrabber2 - rbrunton
    Using Windows hooks to capture mouse action

Third Party Products and Tools

Tools and IDE

  • ScreenHopper - sbarnes
    A CodeProject mash-up providing a Hotkey to jump the cursor from one screen to the next on multi-monitor systems

Windows API

Windows Phone 7/8

Tips and Tricks updated


  • Android - To Do\Shopping List - Deepali Dhingra
    This tip explains how to create a to do or Shopping List app with listview, sqlite, dialog and customadapter


Cryptography & Security


Dialogs and Windows

  • C# Command Prompt class - Mehul Dhorda
    This tip describes a class that allows you to run a command and get its output.

Edit Controls

Hardware & System

Internet / Network




Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Security

New Technical Blogs added


Other .NET Languages

Programming Tips

  • Three Steps to Get Fat-Razor MVC Views on Diet - Adam Tibi
    ASP.NET MVC Views give you the power of Razor View Engine with the flexibility of writing C# code. However, if you do too much C# you will end up with Fat-Razors that need to go on a diet or you might be risking separation of concern attacks.

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Web Security

Technical Blogs updated

Client side scripting


Office Development

  • Using an Access, MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite database from VBA - Pragmateek
    [toc] Introduction Note to pedantic guys: yes Access is not a database engine, only the graphical front-end to Jet/ACE, but we’ll stand with this simplification. The sample application (Excel + VBA) and the SQL source code are available in this … Continue reading →


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