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Site News

Round 1 has ended in the Intel AppInnovation Contest.

We are currently pouring through an absolute avalanche of entries to find those most deserving of a Lenovo Tablet or All-in-One in the Intel AppInnovation contest. There are many bleary eyes. We will announce very, very soon.

Thanks to everyone who submitted their ideas for this contest. It's been a lot of fun, but we're just about to get down to business. The next few weeks where we see ideas turn into apps should be exciting.

We're at IDF13 (Intel Developer Forum) this week

A bunch of the CodeProject team are in San Francisco this week checking out the latest and greatest at IDF13. If anyone's there and wants to catch up for beer and/or coffee (we can multi-task) please fire me an email at

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Weekly Poll Results

What does Steve Ballmer retiring mean for Microsoft?

Survey period: 2 Sep 2013 to 9 Sep 2013

The obligatory armchair expert survey. Post your other answer options on the discussion board at the end of the survey.

1 = I strongly disagree, 3 = no opinion, 5 = I strongly agree
Option Avg  
Innovation and product quality will improve3.323968 votes, 3.32%
The company will focus more on developers3.063651 votes, 3.06%
There will be tighter integration with hardware3.203820 votes, 3.20%
There will be better integration between the various Microsoft products3.183796 votes, 3.18%
Nothing will change2.933504 votes, 2.93%
It means nothing to me. I don't care or have no opinion.2.703228 votes, 2.70%

This week's survey: Should those who develop Software do an MBA?

Most popular new articles

2 Sep 2013 - 8 Sep 2013

Latest Additions

200 articles overall. 55 new, 145 updated.

New articles added

Applications & Tools

  • The OX Boot Loader - RogerGDoss
    The OX kernel features its own custom boot loader designed to boot a 32 bit protected mode kernel.


Audio and Video


Charts, Graphs and Images

Client side scripting




  • A Coder Interview With Peteris Krumins - CodeProject, Peteris Krumins
    Welcome to our continuing series of CodeProject interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Peteris Krumins, co-founder of Browserling and Testling.

Macros and Add-ins


String handling

Tablets and All-in-Ones

  • ConCPhotoEdit - Jack V. Vo
    Concurrent Photo Editing for high end photography business.

  • Eduheap - Talha Naqvi
    The most innovative e-learning possible!

  • Picture Puzzle - MrMangukiya
    A multi-player picture puzzle game for AIO

  • PrograDrone - V. Jirovský
    App for controlling Parrot AR Drone 2.0

  • The Body Trainer - Sudhanshu SP Gupta
    Complete Body training app with consultancy to nearby firms !!

  • Omni Competent - vvtrish
    Ever wanted to do multiple tasks at once without using more of ALT-Tab. Here is your answer, use “Omni Competent”.

  • NumHunter - Hibrise
    Animated story sequence & Multi-Touch based arithmetic game for AIO platform

  • Knowledge Booster - SubratMishra
    Where Question is Everything

  • Touch Bank - SubratMishra
    a Paperless Banking

  • Health Manager - SubratMishra
    One's Health Diary

  • Guess the Name - Rajul Paharia
    Improve your guessing to next Level

  • Catch it - Prerit Kapadia
    A fun game where user has to catch falling fruits

  • Treezure - Hibrise
    Real Trees on Azure!

  • Easy Holograms 4D - Omar Barlas
    Augmented Realty app that can make 4 dimensional holograms from your photos using LCD screen, transparent holographic pyramid & gesture camera

  • Personal Assistant based on Skynet-AI - Skynet-AI
    Intelligent Agent built using JAIL (JavaScript Artificial Intelligence Language)

  • DIY Home Projects - 2D Visual CAD - Gilles de Bordeaux
    Quickly create DIY home projects, using the power of pictures and easy Computer-Assisted Drawing

  • Space Explorer: “All-In-One” Collection - Sean Regan
    A collection of space based party games

  • Ball down - klpshsharmaa
    Ball down game

  • Labyrintus - cooperative family game for Table PCs and mobile phones - Tomas Slavicek
    Original new family game designed for touch screen Table PCs and mobile phones.

  • Recipe Book - Rajul Paharia
    Your Cooking Guide

  • Carebile - Xu Cheng
    Carebile is personal healthcare software running on Windows 8 tablet device. The software for needs at home keep in touch with the doctor to prevent them from deteriorating health in the event of timely access to medical help in case of emergency.

  • eTrader - Member 10253280
    eTrader - The stock trader's sidekick

  • Flexible Video Player - H2Fusion
    Watch multiple YouTube video clips at the same time

  • Mood Swing - App In Therapy - gotechark
    Track your feelings and emotions

Third Party Products and Tools


Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes



ASP.NET Controls

C / C++ Language


C++ / CLI

Client side scripting

  • Angular.js example application - Sacha Barber
    An example application using angular/Rx for JavaScript/Web Sockets/jQuery

  • JavaScript Design Patterns - NitinSingh
    JavaScript has now emerged as the obvious language of client side web development. Right from start, browsers have introduced various features of support for accessing and modifying Document Object Model components. jQuery has abstracted most of native functionality into newer constructs and now pro

  • ASP.NET/MVC3 Limit/Count number of characters in TextArea/Textbox - Bryian Tan
    An article demonstrates on how to create/use jQuery to limit/count the number of Characters in a TextArea or Text Field.


  • The List Trifecta, Part 1 - Qwertie
    The A-list is an all-purpose list, a data structure that can support most standard list operation in O(log n) time and does lots of other stuff, too

Cross Platform

Cryptography & Security

Design and Architecture


Hardware & System

  • An introduction to IPv6 - Vince Yonemitsu
    A very quick synopsis of IPv6, what it is and how to set it up, and what CodeProject is doing to prepare itself.


Internet / Network


  • Collapsable Table View for iOS - Bernhard Häussermann
    A set of source files that extends the UITableView so that it has sections that can be collapsed and expanded.


  • Java Thread Example - Arash M. Dehghani
    5 simple cool Java Thread Example that you should see, ones that don't have any synchronization between themselves.

List Controls

  • Resize columns to avoid horizontal scroll - Nikolay Ananenko
    Avoid horizontal scroll and effectivelly use whole horizontal control width: resize all columns except one to their content and this one to all remaining space.


Office Development

  • Show Word file in WPF - JosipK
    Small WPF application that loads DOCX file, reads DOCX file and displays its content in WPF.

Parallel Programming



Progress Controls

  • Win8ProgressRing Control - gggustafson
    This article presents a user-drawn control, named Win8ProgressRing that mimics the Windows 8 Progress Ring.

String handling

Tablets and All-in-Ones

Tabs & Property Pages


Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added



Edit Controls

  • GenericUpDown Control - Adam Zgagacz
    WinForms extension of NumericUpDown control to allow user provided edit control




String handling

Uncategorised Tips and Tricks

Windows Presentation Foundation

Tips and Tricks updated


C / C++ Language


Client side scripting

DLLs & Assemblies

Files and Folders

Hardware & System

  • C# USB HID Interface - Szymon Roslowski
    Just another approach to understanding communication between HID devices and C#.


List Controls

Programming Tips

Progress Controls

SharePoint Server

SQL Reporting Services

Windows Phone 7/8

  • SQLite for Windows Phone 8 - Ranjan.D
    Using SQLite in Windows Phone. We will see the DLL references and Visual Studio extension for the same.

New Technical Blogs added

Site & Server Management

  • All about http chunked responses - Gilly Barr
    A short background on HTTP and the 'Content-Length' header :When sending requests over HTTP (hence, 'the web'), we send an HTTP request which consists of two main parts - the header of the request and the body. The header defines various details of the request body (e.g.: encoding type, c

Web Security

  • 7 jQuery Code Snippets every web developer must have - Imran Abdul Ghani
    jQuery extensively simplified web developer's life and has become a leader in javascript available libraries. There are a lot of useful jQuery snippets available but here in this post I am going to share 7 basic and widely used code snippets that every front-end web developer must have. Even for tho

Technical Blogs updated

.NET Framework



Mobile Development

  • Writing your first jQuery Mobile app - Part 1 - jQuery By Example
    In this post, You will learn a guide to start with jQuery Mobile and making your first application using jQuery Mobile. This post mainly focus on basics of jQuery mobile and provide a path to start with jQuery Mobile.Before we begin, its important to know "What is jQuery Mobile"? Well, jQuery mobile

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