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Finds and helpful resources from the whole wide web.

Every now and then while researching or on other occasions, I come across interesting websites that offer special utilities or explain certain topics. I won’t keep them back from you, so they’re published on this page.

You can filter the list by tags or sort it with the following controls. Particularly interesting items are highlighted in yellow.

Should you encounter a broken link, please let me know! Even though I use this list myself, I cannot check everything all the time.

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Stack Overflow.netc#communitydbjavascriptphpwebwindows★★★★★★
Questions community around programming, for all programming languages and environments. With Stack Exchange, there are further sister sites targeting server administrators, power-users or other interest groups.

Debug same objects and track out-of-scope objects.netlearn★★★★★
Explains how to determine identical (not just equal) objects in the Visual Studio debugger, and to view them anytime later. Very helpful basic knowledge of the debugger that isn’t very widespread yet.

C# Razor Syntax Quick Reference.netc#refweb★★★★

ILSpy open-source .NET decompiler.netcompilertool★★★★
Open source .NET assembly browser and decompiler that shall replace the retired free version of the famous .NET Reflector.

WPF SystemColors Reference.netc#mediarefwindows★★★★
A handy reference of all system colours available in WPF, with an explanation how to set them and where they are used.

JetBrains dotPeek .NET decompiler.netcompilertool★★★★
Free-of-charge .NET decompiler and assembly browser that replaces the retired free version of the famous .NET Reflector.

Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).netc#refwindows★★★★
The complete documentation library of Microsoft technologies.

Rheinwerk – <openbook>.netc#javascriptlearnphpwebwindows★★★★
Current IT specialist books from Rheinwerk (formerly Galileo Press) in HTML format for online reading or download. Covers topics like Linux, Windows, C#, Java, Office applications, other programming languages and selected programs.

A powerful visual tool for helping you construct and test .NET Regular Expressions. Interaktives Testen von regulären Ausdrücken, mit Textersetzung, -trennung und Code-Generierung für C# und VB.NET.

Understanding ASP.NET Routing.netlearnweb★★★★

C# Yellow Book.netc#learn★★★
This book is used by the University of Hull (England) as the basis of the First Year programming course. It teaches the basics of programming with C#.

Programmieren in C#: Einführung.netc#learn★★★

Threading in C#.netc#learnperf★★★
An extensive article on multithreading in C#. This tackles difficult issues such as thread safety, when to use Abort, Wait Handles vs. Wait and Pulse, the implications of Apartment Threading in Windows Forms, using Thread Pooling, Synchronization Contexts, Memory Barriers and non-blocking synchronization constructs.

MSDN Forums.netc#communitydbwebwindows★★★
Discussion forum about software development with Microsoft technologies like .NET and Windows.

RegEx Studio.netlearntool★★★
Test tool for interactive writing and editing of regular expressions for the .NET environment. Shows the results in all details and easy to understand.

The Legion of the Bouncy Castle.netc#codesec★★★
Cryptography library for .NET, including APIs for OpenPGP, TLS, X.509, PKCS#12 and RSA.

Allgemeines Forum zu Programmierfragen, mit Kategorien für diverse Programmiersprachen und Umgebungen.

Diskussionsforum für alle Themen rund um die Programmiersprache C# und das .NET-Framework.

WPF Control Styles and Templates.netcoderefwindows★★
Describes the standard templates and styles of all WPF controls. You can look up how a UI element is implemented to create something similar yourself.

Add multiple icons to a .NET application.nettoolwindows★★
A tool program that inserts additional icons to an application after the build. These icons are Win32 resources and thus e. g. available for file associations. Used in FieldLogViewer and TxEditor.

Extensive XMPP library for .NET, comes with source code.

Mouse Gesture in .NET Windows Applications.netlearnusability★★
This article explains how you can add mouse gesture support to .NET Windows applications.

The Genghis Project.netcode★★
A set of extensions built on top of .NET and integrated with WinForms.

ECMA-335 Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), pt 1-4.netcompilerref★★

.NET BlogBook.netref
„Das .NET BlogBook stellt DAS offline Nachschlagewerk für Sie als praxisorientierter .NET-Entwickler dar. Erprobte Lösungen sind in einfach verständlicher Form aufbereitet und werden anhand simpler Anwendungsbeispiele näher gebracht. Zusätzlich finden sich jede Menge theoretischer Erklärungen in einfacher Sprache. Es geht jedoch auch an vielen Stellen tief unter die Haube, jedoch selbst hier, wurde Augenmerk auf verständliche Formulierungen gelegt.“


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