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Desktop Programming
Windows Forms
4 Feb 2006   Updated: 20 Feb 2006   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 7.09
Licence: CPOL    Views: 209,056     Bookmarked: 96   Downloaded: 1,384
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A utility class which makes it easier to create recursive methods that operate on the TreeView control
25 Mar 2006   Updated: 3 Apr 2006   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 63   Popularity: 8.90
Licence: CPOL    Views: 271,111     Bookmarked: 136   Downloaded: 18,115
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A tool which allows you to view, save, and copy an image embedded in any assembly.
3 May 2008   Updated: 3 May 2008   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 53   Popularity: 8.13
Licence: CPOL    Views: 254,718     Bookmarked: 194   Downloaded: 5,713
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Shows how to write the same simple program in Windows Forms and WPF.
13 Sep 2005   Updated: 9 May 2012   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.31
Licence: CPOL    Views: 156,678     Bookmarked: 167   Downloaded: 2,346
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A task-oriented review of an animation library and the application which uses it
WPF
12 Sep 2007   Updated: 12 Sep 2007   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.89
Licence: CPOL    Views: 272,718     Bookmarked: 188   Downloaded: 5,272
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Demonstrates how to add text annotations to an Image element
5 Jan 2007   Updated: 24 Jan 2007   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 66   Popularity: 8.78
Licence: CPOL    Views: 556,778     Bookmarked: 229   Downloaded: 11,275
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Shows how to turn a TreeView into an Org Chart.
28 Jan 2007   Updated: 29 Jan 2007   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 72   Popularity: 9.08
Licence: CPOL    Views: 459,612     Bookmarked: 266   Downloaded: 9,471
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Reviews an advanced layout customization for the WPF TreeView.
19 Feb 2007   Updated: 25 Feb 2007   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.12
Licence: CPOL    Views: 135,193     Bookmarked: 84   Downloaded: 1,835
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Examines an intuitive way to correct typos in a TextBox.
21 Jan 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 92   Popularity: 9.54
Licence: CPOL    Views: 955,254     Bookmarked: 241   Downloaded: 19,467
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Discusses automated drag-and-drop in the WPF ListView.
28 Apr 2007   Updated: 28 Apr 2007   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 38   Popularity: 7.58
Licence: CPOL    Views: 344,946     Bookmarked: 101   Downloaded: 6,404
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A step-by-step review of how to conditionally highlight ListViewItems.
1 Aug 2008   Updated: 1 Aug 2008   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 93   Popularity: 9.61
Licence: CPOL    Views: 635,176     Bookmarked: 149   Downloaded: 21,865
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Examines how to create a tree of checkboxes that intelligently update their own check state and are easy to navigate with the keyboard
22 Mar 2009   Updated: 22 Mar 2009   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 72   Popularity: 9.05
Licence: CPOL    Views: 322,288     Bookmarked: 170   Downloaded: 13,717
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Introducing ContentControl3D: a control that makes it easy to incorporate 3D flips into any WPF user interface.
14 Jun 2009   Updated: 14 Jun 2009   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 9.03
Licence: CPOL    Views: 251,045     Bookmarked: 157   Downloaded: 3,692
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Reviews a matrix control that can be data bound and visually styled with ease
3 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Rating: 4.65/5    Votes: 112   Popularity: 9.39
Licence: CPOL    Views: 589,443     Bookmarked: 248   Downloaded: 0
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
6 May 2007   Updated: 6 May 2007   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.53
Licence: CPOL    Views: 234,938     Bookmarked: 62   Downloaded: 1,177
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Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
19 May 2008   Updated: 19 May 2008   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 110   Popularity: 9.94
Licence: CPOL    Views: 336,063     Bookmarked: 136   Downloaded: 3,763
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A gradual introduction to the world of WPF data binding.
2 Jul 2008   Updated: 2 Jul 2008   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.27
Licence: CPOL    Views: 134,286     Bookmarked: 36   Downloaded: 975
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Reviews and compares three techniques that enable you to data bind to any element tree.
5 Jul 2008   Updated: 5 Jul 2008   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.41
Licence: CPOL    Views: 117,752     Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 550
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Explains how to allow users to select the amount of information to view
27 Aug 2006   Updated: 2 Sep 2006   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 97   Popularity: 9.78
Licence: CPOL    Views: 753,547     Bookmarked: 200   Downloaded: 12,570
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Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
19 Oct 2006   Updated: 19 Oct 2006   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.68
Licence: CPOL    Views: 142,333     Bookmarked: 78   Downloaded: 5,184
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A ListBox which slides its items when they are selected and deselected.
17 Sep 2006   Updated: 2 Nov 2006   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.60
Licence: CPOL    Views: 190,899     Bookmarked: 77   Downloaded: 4,061
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Demonstrates how to perform input validation using regular expressions, in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.
5 Aug 2006   Updated: 14 Nov 2006   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.19
Licence: CPOL    Views: 229,779     Bookmarked: 76   Downloaded: 2,561
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Demonstrates how to chain together value converters used in WPF data binding.
14 Jul 2007   Updated: 14 Jul 2007   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.39
Licence: CPOL    Views: 121,724     Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 1,187
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Demonstrates how to create unit tests for a class which uses a DispatcherTimer.
13 Oct 2007   Updated: 13 Oct 2007   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.37
Licence: CPOL    Views: 198,143     Bookmarked: 129   Downloaded: 859
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An introspective journey of solving problems using WPF
3 Nov 2007   Updated: 3 Nov 2007   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.44
Licence: CPOL    Views: 70,600     Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 398
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Giving routed commands default execution logic
29 Nov 2007   Updated: 5 Dec 2007   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 8.89
Licence: CPOL    Views: 340,324     Bookmarked: 112   Downloaded: 3,705
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A detailed examination of the WPF element trees and their subtleties
6 Jan 2008   Updated: 6 Jan 2008   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.60
Licence: CPOL    Views: 163,184     Bookmarked: 119   Downloaded: 1,908
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The first article in a series devoted to a WPF application that plays streaming podcasts off the Internet.
27 Jan 2008   Updated: 27 Jan 2008   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 68   Popularity: 8.95
Licence: CPOL    Views: 345,841     Bookmarked: 197   Downloaded: 2,561
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Provides guidance for using the Model-View-Controller design pattern to create modular WPF apps that are easy to unit test
5 Mar 2008   Updated: 5 Mar 2008   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.61
Licence: CPOL    Views: 241,662     Bookmarked: 166   Downloaded: 7,196
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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.
20 Mar 2008   Updated: 20 Mar 2008   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.87
Licence: CPOL    Views: 64,462     Bookmarked: 32   Downloaded: 0
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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.
4 May 2008   Updated: 4 May 2008   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.65
Licence: CPOL    Views: 115,962     Bookmarked: 53   Downloaded: 1,229
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Introduces a generic technique of chaining commands together.
1 Jun 2008   Updated: 1 Jun 2008   Rating: 4.42/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.20
Licence: CPOL    Views: 52,250     Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 142
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A fun excursion into using WPF to visualize a simple numeric rule system.
11 Nov 2006   Updated: 13 Jul 2008   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 51   Popularity: 8.39
Licence: CPOL    Views: 376,591     Bookmarked: 262   Downloaded: 4,706
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A free library of controls and utility classes for use in WPF applications.
24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.50
Licence: CPOL    Views: 548,879     Bookmarked: 153   Downloaded: 4,042
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Reviews a clean and lightweight way to use RoutedCommands in the MVVM pattern.
30 Aug 2008   Updated: 30 Aug 2008   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 103   Popularity: 9.86
Licence: CPOL    Views: 717,978     Bookmarked: 243   Downloaded: 9,473
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Explains the concept of attached behaviors and shows how to use them in the context of the MVVM pattern.
7 Sep 2009   Updated: 7 Sep 2009   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.05
Licence: CPOL    Views: 108,690     Bookmarked: 69   Downloaded: 355
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Reviews the “From Russia with Love” technique of simplifying the creation of ViewModel objects from other libraries, without compromising your MVVM architecture
15 Nov 2009   Updated: 15 Nov 2009   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.54
Licence: CPOL    Views: 160,503     Bookmarked: 138   Downloaded: 3,880
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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.
1 Apr 2010   Updated: 5 Apr 2010   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 39   Popularity: 7.70
Licence: CPOL    Views: 141,374     Bookmarked: 78   Downloaded: 2,257
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Reviews a simple and testable way to show a MessageBox in any WPF or Silverlight application built with the MVVM design pattern
2 Apr 2007   Updated: 4 Apr 2007   Rating: 4.77/5    Votes: 104   Popularity: 9.56
Licence: CPOL    Views: 263,098     Bookmarked: 202   Downloaded: 0
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
25 Apr 2007   Updated: 26 Apr 2007   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 59   Popularity: 8.74
Licence: CPOL    Views: 388,018     Bookmarked: 108   Downloaded: 11,808
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A step-by-step review of how to customize the arrangement of items in a ListBox.
7 Apr 2008   Updated: 20 May 2008   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 49   Popularity: 7.77
Licence: CPOL    Views: 264,335     Bookmarked: 134   Downloaded: 7,371
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Explores Panel3D, a custom WPF panel that displays its children in 3D space
12 Apr 2007   Updated: 13 Apr 2007   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 105   Popularity: 9.87
Licence: CPOL    Views: 821,571     Bookmarked: 234   Downloaded: 0
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
27 Jul 2007   Updated: 27 Jul 2007   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.46
Licence: CPOL    Views: 357,454     Bookmarked: 319   Downloaded: 12,377
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Reviews the basics of creating a WPF user interface with various visual styles.
6 Apr 2007   Updated: 7 Apr 2007   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 112   Popularity: 9.83
Licence: CPOL    Views: 465,958     Bookmarked: 225   Downloaded: 0
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
13 May 2007   Updated: 13 May 2007   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.61
Licence: CPOL    Views: 129,792     Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 771
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Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
31 Mar 2007   Updated: 19 Apr 2007   Rating: 4.72/5    Votes: 197   Popularity: 10.80
Licence: CPOL    Views: 841,798     Bookmarked: 796   Downloaded: 36,540
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A guided tour of the Windows Presentation Foundation, one feature at a time.
8 Jun 2007   Updated: 8 Jun 2007   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 5.93
Licence: CPOL    Views: 211,709     Bookmarked: 113   Downloaded: 3,876
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Reviews how to implement dynamic user interfaces in WPF.
XAML
22 May 2008   Updated: 22 May 2008   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 406   Popularity: 12.85
Licence: CPOL    Views: 2,988,396     Bookmarked: 786   Downloaded: 60,752
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Reviews how using a ViewModel can abstract away the complexities of the WPF TreeView control.
12 Nov 2006   Updated: 12 Nov 2006   Rating: 4.52/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 7.34
Licence: Not specified    Views: 169,042     Bookmarked: 101   Downloaded: 737
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Explains the very basics of Windows Workflow Foundation, using The World's Stupidest WF Application.
Programming Languages
C#
19 Feb 2003   Updated: 19 Feb 2003   Rating: 3.58/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 4.31
Licence: CPOL    Views: 187,706     Bookmarked: 43   Downloaded: 5,904
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A marquee control written in C#
XML
6 Apr 2005   Updated: 6 Apr 2005   Rating: 3.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 2.93
Licence: Not specified    Views: 66,074     Bookmarked: 24   Downloaded: 653
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An article which demonstrates how to direct trace/debug information to an XML file.
5 Oct 2004   Updated: 11 Jan 2005   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.50
Licence: Not specified    Views: 96,488     Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 885
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An article which shows how to enumerate over XML data in a foreach loop as if the data were in a collection.

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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[^].