C# Windows

Open-source C# projects categorized as Windows
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Top 23 C# Window Projects

  • PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

    Project mention: How to Windows 11 Fast ways to launch | reddit.com/r/Windows11 | 2022-11-25
  • PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: Guys he is in his terminal | reddit.com/r/masterhacker | 2022-11-27

    Because wget and curl have been aliased to Invoke-WebRequest and microsoft refuses to remove them because some scripts use curl as alias for Invoke-WebRequest and it would break them. https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/pull/1901

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • Files

    Building the best File Manager for Windows

    Project mention: This delay happens when I open any folder with videos in it. Is it normal behavior or should I change any settings? (Using Windows 11 22h2 latest official build). | reddit.com/r/Windows11 | 2022-11-20
  • Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: Sol: Open-source Alfred/Raycast alternative for macOS | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-08-09

    I shared the exact same sentiment when I transitioned to Windows after a long period of only using macOS. I eventually began building a launcher myself using C# and over time it has become my daily driver. Feel free to check it out at https://github.com/dkgv/pinpoint, PRs welcome :-)

    A few other nice candidates I found include:

    - Keypirinha: https://keypirinha.com/

    - Wox: https://github.com/Wox-launcher/Wox

    - ueli: https://github.com/oliverschwendener/ueli

  • DevToys

    A Swiss Army knife for developers.

    Project mention: [UWP App] New update of DevToys - A Swiss Army knife for developers | reddit.com/r/csharp | 2022-07-20

    Check out https://devtoys.app

  • PEASS-ng

    PEASS - Privilege Escalation Awesome Scripts SUITE (with colors)

    Project mention: Good modern Advanced Penetration Books? | reddit.com/r/hacking | 2022-11-17
  • 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 DRM protected M3U8 files? (Already tried IDM, youtube-dl, m3u8x and Chrome extensions) | reddit.com/r/Piracy | 2022-10-25
  • Zigi

    Delete the most useless function ever: context switching.. Zigi monitors Jira and GitHub updates, pings you when PRs need approval and lets you take fast actions - all directly from Slack! Plus it reduces cycle time by up to 75%.

  • Chocolatey

    Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

    Project mention: I hope most of us are techy enough to notice but this is still unacceptable | reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace | 2022-11-16

    I might as well throw in that avoiding this bullshit is another benefit to using a command line package manager. Chocolatey or Winget (though it looks like maybe Winget doesn't have an afterburner package.) For chocolatey though:

  • MahApps.Metro

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

    Project mention: WPF Good UI Framework and Controls | reddit.com/r/csharp | 2022-07-25
  • Uno Platform

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

    Project mention: Making an android app with c# | reddit.com/r/csharp | 2022-11-21

    Uno - an alternative to Avalonia, but not as popular.

  • Notepads

    A modern, lightweight text editor with a minimalist design.

    Project mention: A simple alternative to MS Notepad that doesnt automatically back up my notes. Using Windows 11. | reddit.com/r/privacy | 2022-06-13

    Notepads is a good FOSS alternative to the default windows notepad. That said, stop storing your passwords in a text file. Consider using a password manager like Bitwarden and KeepassXC instead.

  • EarTrumpet

    EarTrumpet - Volume Control for Windows

    Project mention: Quels sont vos utilitaires indispensables ? | reddit.com/r/france | 2022-09-08
  • Quasar

    Remote Administration Tool for Windows (by quasar)

    Project mention: I said this as a joke and man went twitter mode | reddit.com/r/robloxhackers | 2022-01-28

    Where I read it: https://github.com/quasar/Quasar

  • Dependencies

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

    Project mention: Software Dependency Tracker | reddit.com/r/software | 2022-11-16

    A couple of them, yes. Someone else linked Dependencies which is much more modern and doesn't have some of the issues these older applications have. Thank you for the suggestions regardless.

  • UWP Community Toolkit

    The Windows Community Toolkit is a collection of helpers, extensions, and custom controls. It simplifies and demonstrates common developer tasks building .NET apps with UWP and the Windows App SDK / WinUI 3 for Windows 10 and Windows 11. The toolkit is part of the .NET Foundation.

    Project mention: Why is there a lack of cool repos? | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 2022-07-26

    https://github.com/CommunityToolkit/WindowsCommunityToolkit (now multiplateform)

  • Windows-Auto-Night-Mode

    Automatically switches between the dark and light theme of Windows 10 and Windows 11

    Project mention: Will we see automatic dark mode in Windows 11 in future updates? | reddit.com/r/Windows11 | 2022-10-28

    Anyone else would said it was stupid and just use a third party app "iTs tHe sAMe tHinG"

  • EverythingToolbar

    Everything integration for the Windows taskbar.

    Project mention: What the f****? Windows app? | reddit.com/r/AffinityPhoto | 2022-11-25

    There's even this but I have no experience with it: https://github.com/stnkl/EverythingToolbar

  • win-acme

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

    Project mention: Certbot with occupied port 80 | reddit.com/r/letsencrypt | 2022-06-01

    If you're on Windows, just use win-acme, it can automatically detect IIS configuration and handle Apache, both without stopping the server.

  • xdm

    Powerfull download accelerator and video downloader

    Project mention: Help me with download manager | reddit.com/r/SteamDeck | 2022-11-10
  • optimizer

    The finest Windows Optimizer

    Project mention: I didn't realize how much I appreciate Linux until I had to reinstall Windows | reddit.com/r/linux | 2022-11-02

    I am also a huge fan of those windows optimizer scripts on GitHub. Right now I am using this one. It lets me disable all telemetry, remove Cortana, OneDrive and even removes ads from the start menu! Highly recommend for everyone reading.

  • perfview

    PerfView is a CPU and memory performance-analysis tool

    Project mention: Using VS: Code as IDE for C# | reddit.com/r/csharp | 2022-09-28

    I've found dotnet-trace + speedscope to be ok if you just want a hint on where time is going. There's also perfview but it's Windows only.

  • ModernWpf

    Modern styles and controls for your WPF applications

    Project mention: WinUI port from UWP my experience | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 2022-11-19

    ModernWpf and WpfUI are both great options for making modern looking WPF apps. Combine that with CommunityToolkit.Mvvm and you've got a solid platform for Windows-only desktop apps.

  • Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller

    Remove large amounts of unwanted applications quickly.

    Project mention: Help, unable to fully remove app from windows 11 | reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace | 2022-11-21

    See what you can do with Bulk Crap Uninstaller

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

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 2022-11-27.

C# Windows related posts


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

Project Stars
1 PowerToys 82,330
2 PowerShell 36,262
3 Files 25,200
4 Wox 22,443
5 DevToys 12,177
6 PEASS-ng 10,652
7 N_m3u8DL-CLI 10,135
8 Chocolatey 8,695
9 MahApps.Metro 8,502
10 Uno Platform 7,194
11 Notepads 6,880
12 EarTrumpet 6,619
13 Quasar 6,100
14 Dependencies 5,717
15 UWP Community Toolkit 5,228
16 Windows-Auto-Night-Mode 4,868
17 EverythingToolbar 4,676
18 win-acme 4,625
19 xdm 4,603
20 optimizer 3,631
21 perfview 3,359
22 ModernWpf 3,340
23 Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller 3,213
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