C# Windows

Open-source C# projects categorized as Windows

Top 23 C# Window Projects

  • GitHub repo PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

    Project mention: New set up from two 27in monitors. Helps so much with work productivity! | reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace | 2021-06-15
  • GitHub repo PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: Tutorial request: Parser | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2021-06-14

    If you want to look at how PowerShell does it, the source code for ConvertTo-Json is here and because it uses the Newtonsoft.Json library, that source code (which does the real work) ends up calling this Serialize() function

  • GitHub repo Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: Every day the windows search strays further and further from sanity... | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-05-31

    Here is link number 1 - Previous text "Wox"

  • GitHub repo MahApps.Metro

    A framework that allows developers to cobble together a better UI for their own WPF applications with minimal effort.

  • GitHub repo Chocolatey

    Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

    Project mention: How to automate the installation of an .exe format software using powershell? | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2021-06-14

    - https://chocolatey.org/

  • GitHub repo privilege-escalation-awesome-scripts-suite

    PEASS - Privilege Escalation Awesome Scripts SUITE (with colors)

    Project mention: Boss wants vulnerability scans completed on Linux servers and WordPress websites. | reddit.com/r/hacking | 2021-05-03

    I would reccomend running linpeas to check for any way to escalate your privileges once you are inside the server. I am here if you need help reading the log but it has its own legend it prints at the beggining so just deal with stuff if they are highligted.

  • GitHub repo Uno Platform

    Build Mobile, Desktop and WebAssembly apps with C# and XAML. Today. Open source and professionally supported.

    Project mention: GUI in C# while using Linux (.NET Core) | reddit.com/r/csharp | 2021-06-13

    There's also Uno which should support Linux as well.

  • GitHub repo N_m3u8DL-CLI

    [.NET] m3u8 downloader 开源的命令行m3u8/HLS/dash下载器,支持普通AES-128-CBC解密,多线程,自定义请求头等. 支持简体中文,繁体中文和英文. English Supported.

    Project mention: How to download videos that use Media Source Extensions? | reddit.com/r/Piracy | 2021-06-09
  • GitHub repo Notepads

    A modern, lightweight text editor with a minimalist design.

    Project mention: I use arch btw | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 2021-04-17
  • GitHub repo Quasar

    Remote Administration Tool for Windows (by quasar)

    Project mention: Quasar Rat | reddit.com/r/hacking | 2021-04-05

    There is a wiki that the developer built that will likely answer a number of your questions: https://github.com/quasar/Quasar/wiki

  • GitHub repo UWP Community Toolkit

    The Windows Community Toolkit is a collection of helpers, extensions, and custom controls. It simplifies and demonstrates common developer tasks building UWP and .NET apps for Windows 10. The toolkit is part of the .NET Foundation.

    Project mention: Why not use ref? | reddit.com/r/csharp | 2021-05-16

    High performance code with no pinning (eg. here, here, here, here)

  • GitHub repo win-acme

    A simple ACME client for Windows (for use with Let's Encrypt et al.)

    Project mention: How to Create and install Free SSL certificates in IIS? | dev.to | 2021-02-15
  • GitHub repo EarTrumpet

    EarTrumpet - Volume Control for Windows

    Project mention: Script kitty | reddit.com/r/InternetIsBeautiful | 2021-05-22

    closest you can get i guess, https://github.com/File-New-Project/EarTrumpet/issues/253#issuecomment-669050929

  • GitHub repo Windows UI Library

    Windows UI Library: the latest Windows 10 native controls and Fluent styles for your applications

    Project mention: Settings App Redesign Leak | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-06-05

    Ah, you're missing new design changes, it's happening on https://github.com/microsoft/microsoft-ui-xaml

  • GitHub repo Dependencies

    A rewrite of the old legacy software "depends.exe" in C# for Windows devs to troubleshoot dll load dependencies issues.

    Project mention: Identifying 'Visual C++ Redistributable' dependencies... | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-02-15

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18595008/how-do-i-determine-which-c-redistributables-my-program-needs-to-run point to https://github.com/lucasg/Dependencies

  • GitHub repo EverythingToolbar

    Everything integration for the Windows taskbar.

    Project mention: bug or whatever 21H1 | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-06-09
  • GitHub repo perfview

    PerfView is a CPU and memory performance-analysis tool

    Project mention: what is syncengine.etl? | reddit.com/r/Office365 | 2021-04-18
  • GitHub repo Ombi

    Want a Movie or TV Show on Plex or Emby? Use Ombi!

    Project mention: History of adding movies | reddit.com/r/radarr | 2021-06-10

    I found the best way round this cos I had the same a few times, is to request/add everything via a 3rd party app like Petio, OMBI etc, this way you have a email/discord notification history of what was added and when :D

  • GitHub repo Windows-Auto-Night-Mode

    Automatically switches between the dark and light theme of Windows 10

    Project mention: Windows 11 official wallpapers | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-06-15

    Here's Auto Dark Mode if you need that..

  • GitHub repo SkiaSharp

    SkiaSharp is a cross-platform 2D graphics API for .NET platforms based on Google's Skia Graphics Library. It provides a comprehensive 2D API that can be used across mobile, server and desktop models to render images.

    Project mention: Real World Map Generation; now with Roads, Water, (dummy) Buildings, Zombies and Overmap | reddit.com/r/cataclysmdda | 2021-05-02

    I didn't thought this well enough; I had the impression that I could use some sparse data structure or an array of a smaller-than-RGB-values type. But I really rely on image manipulation with the Skia library (via SkiaSharp) for some key processes. The improvements I could get from an array are not worth it the complexity of reinventing the wheel several times.

  • GitHub repo ModernWpf

    Modern styles and controls for your WPF applications

    Project mention: UI Framework for .NET Framework and .NET 5 (business applications) | reddit.com/r/csharp | 2021-04-22
  • GitHub repo SimpleDnsCrypt

    A simple management tool for dnscrypt-proxy

    Project mention: Newbie questions (vpn, peer isolation, APs, VLANs, FW, encrypted DNS, 48p SwOS) | reddit.com/r/mikrotik | 2021-06-13

    Act as DNS server, cache DNS, connect with Cloudflare's DNS via an encrypted connection. Sth like https://simplednscrypt.org/ but on MicroTik and for the whole network transparently.

  • GitHub repo nbfc

    NoteBook FanControl

    Project mention: Laptop Review: ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 2) | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-06-06

    > Unfortunately, while the keyboard is great, I can’t say the same about the touchpad.

    I'm sure he has read https://bill.harding.blog/2018/01/07/linux-with-a-macbook-to..., although he provides a link to the newest approach by Bill to restructure some of the drivers... I think the 2018 config is already a big improvement.

    > an annoyingly loud fan that spins up too frequently

    https://github.com/hirschmann/nbfc enables you to control your notebook fan. You can also create your own XML config.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-06-15.


What are some of the best open-source Window projects in C#? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 PowerToys 55,870
2 PowerShell 26,385
3 Wox 20,269
4 MahApps.Metro 7,710
5 Chocolatey 7,510
6 privilege-escalation-awesome-scripts-suite 5,589
7 Uno Platform 4,928
8 N_m3u8DL-CLI 4,880
9 Notepads 4,566
10 Quasar 4,408
11 UWP Community Toolkit 4,278
12 win-acme 4,125
13 EarTrumpet 4,066
14 Windows UI Library 3,883
15 Dependencies 3,677
16 EverythingToolbar 2,939
17 perfview 2,628
18 Ombi 2,534
19 Windows-Auto-Night-Mode 2,243
20 SkiaSharp 2,220
21 ModernWpf 2,109
22 SimpleDnsCrypt 1,822
23 nbfc 1,733