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: FN lock | reddit.com/r/AsusROGZephyrusDuo15 | 2021-02-23

    I had wondered this too; turns out you can reprogram/remap some of the keys if you download Microsofts' PowerToys, which has a key-remapping feature (download here: https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys).

  • GitHub repo PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: Referencing the parent of $_ | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2021-02-19

    This is a bug caused by the current implementation of Select-Object, which adds Note Properties to the original objects specified by -ExpandProperty, instead of creating new objects with the requested set of properties.

  • Scout

    Get performance insights in less than 4 minutes. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: I integrated voidtool's popular Everything search into the Windows taskbar. It's open source and available for free on GitHub! | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-01-07

    There's also spotlight for Everything, called 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: What will happen to my NVME Raid-0, if i have to flash the CMOS? | reddit.com/r/Amd | 2021-02-23

    I use this a lot, you could give it a try. It has a lot of windows apps packaged and makes setting up windows a lot faster

  • GitHub repo Uno Platform

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

    Project mention: Goodbye Electron, Welcome Flutter | reddit.com/r/programming | 2021-02-21

    Can anyone compare Flutter with https://platform.uno/ ? I thought .NET ecosystem would be richer.

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

    PEASS - Privilege Escalation Awesome Scripts SUITE (with colors)

    Project mention: Traitor: Linux privilege escalation made easy | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-22

    Seems interesting with the Docker exploit I guess. I would still recommend linpeas: https://github.com/carlospolop/privilege-escalation-awesome-...

    Most of these tricks are listed here at GTFOBins: https://gtfobins.github.io/ which is based on LOLBAS for Windows: https://lolbas-project.github.io/#

  • Uno Platform

    Pixel-Perfect Multi-Platform Applications with C# and XAML. Build single-codebase applications for Windows, Web, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android with open-source Uno Platform. Fluent and Material design included in-the-box. Try now via 3 min tutorial.

  • GitHub repo Quasar

    Remote Administration Tool for Windows (by quasar)

    Project mention: RATs | reddit.com/r/hacking | 2021-01-09

    No, as long as you don't infect others. I remember watching the author of Nanocore live streaming while coding Nanocore. He was sentenced to prison a couple of years ago though. Nanocore was pretty impressive and fast. Would also recommend checking out Quasar, it's open source: https://github.com/quasar/Quasar

  • GitHub repo UWP Community Toolkit

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

  • 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 Notepads

    A modern, lightweight text editor with a minimalist design.

    Project mention: (Tuesday Talks) What do you use? | reddit.com/r/GWABackstage | 2021-01-27

    There's also Notepads which looks prettier than Notepad++, but has some minor analytics built-in, but is not tracking any "user privacy related info" and is not "sending any of your typing or files over" to the developer and since the software is open source that can be verified by anyone. Since it's a Microsoft Store app it will have some basic diagnostic info sent to Microsoft, but that can supposedly be disabled in the global Windows settings.

  • 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: MediasetPlay DRM bypass to download videos | reddit.com/r/Piracy | 2021-02-02

    Download the latest version fo N_m3u8DL-CLI from here. Put the program in its own directory. Also, don't worry, the program is actually in English.

  • GitHub repo Windows UI Library

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

    Project mention: .NET 6 Preview 1 Released | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 2021-02-17

    Better check the WinUI roadmap, https://github.com/microsoft/microsoft-ui-xaml/blob/master/docs/roadmap.md

  • 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 Ombi

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

    Project mention: I’m looking for a way to notify users of new media added to the library | reddit.com/r/PleX | 2021-02-13
  • GitHub repo EverythingToolbar

    Everything integration for the Windows taskbar.

    Project mention: news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-11

    There is EverythingToolbar which integrates Everything to Windows taskbar.


  • GitHub repo Windows-Auto-Night-Mode

    Automatically switches between the dark and light theme of Windows 10

    Project mention: Discord | reddit.com/r/discordapp | 2021-02-18

    macOS: System Preferences > General > Appearance > Auto Android 10-11: Settings > Display > Night Mode > Turn on automatically (don't own an Android device, so I can't confirm this) Windows: Auto Dark Mode by Armin2208 on GitHub

  • GitHub repo SimpleDnsCrypt

    A simple management tool for dnscrypt-proxy

    Project mention: Confidential and uncensored DNS | reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO | 2021-02-13
  • GitHub repo ModernWpf

    Modern styles and controls for your WPF applications

    Project mention: How do I get UWP style resources in WPF? | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 2021-02-16

    Hmm, I think the author of ModernWpf has just extracted it from WinUI source code? Here is its TextStyles.xaml. I note the copyright text there...

  • GitHub repo Bonobo Git Server

    Bonobo Git Server for Windows is a web application you can install on your IIS and easily manage and connect to your git repositories. Go to homepage for release and more info.

  • GitHub repo nbfc

    NoteBook FanControl

    Project mention: Cpu temperature and fans | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 2021-02-09

    I'll use NBFC. This is the only solution that works correctly with my two fans.

  • GitHub repo DockPanelSuite

    DockPanel Suite - The Visual Studio inspired docking library for .NET WinForms

  • GitHub repo FNA

    FNA - Accuracy-focused XNA4 reimplementation for open platforms

    Project mention: Why do indie games support linux natively more often than AAA games? | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 2021-01-07

    Also XNA even though no longer developed, is very popular for 2D games with indie developers. There were multiple efforts (and forks) to re-implement it and make available on multiple platforms on top of mono. Pinnacle of that effort is FNA which is open-source and support at least GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, iOS, tvOS and Google Stadia. You can find a long list of games using it here. This makes porting fairly easy and cheap.

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 2021-02-23.


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

Project Stars
1 PowerToys 50,769
2 PowerShell 24,530
3 Wox 19,636
4 MahApps.Metro 7,495
5 Chocolatey 7,254
6 Uno Platform 4,517
7 privilege-escalation-awesome-scripts-suite 4,236
8 Quasar 4,059
9 UWP Community Toolkit 4,015
10 win-acme 4,008
11 Notepads 3,934
12 N_m3u8DL-CLI 3,886
13 Windows UI Library 3,561
14 Dependencies 3,277
15 Ombi 2,434
16 EverythingToolbar 2,224
17 Windows-Auto-Night-Mode 1,855
18 SimpleDnsCrypt 1,769
19 ModernWpf 1,726
20 Bonobo Git Server 1,650
21 nbfc 1,612
22 DockPanelSuite 1,315
23 FNA 1,244