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  1. jbull
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    02 Apr 2008
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    Has anyone got a sample user control for consuming RSS feeds?  The Sitefinity control that you can use to point to the blogs etc only displays a link.  I would like to have a user control that i can set the url in and display feeds from outside sources.


  2. Georgi
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    Hi Jeff,

    We don't have such a user control yet. Any custom user control that parses XML RSS feed could work with Sitefinity. If you find/develop such a control, just upload it to the Controls Toolbox, and it would be ready for use. You can view a sample user control here.

    Sincerely yours,
    Georgi
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  3. Gabe Sumner
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    Hey jbull,

    I was actually heading down a similar path this past weekend regarding a Sitefinity RSS feed display control.  Last night I wrote a blog post describing how I accomplished this:

    http://www.goondocks.com/blog/08-04-04/creating_an_rss_feed_usercontrol_in_sitefinity.aspx

    Disregard my stupid comments at the beginning of the article, they aren't directed towards you.  My girlfriend says I am incapable of writing anything without rambling for several paragraphs about nothing.

    The control is very simple.  There is a lot more I would like it do do (caching).  I will probably continue to refine it. 

    In any event, hopefully this will help get you on the right path.

    Take care,

    Gabe Sumner
    http://www.goondocks.com/
  4. jbull
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    Perfect, thanks Gabe.. i was ready to sit down and work one up myself today and this will do the trick!
  5. Gabe Sumner
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    I don't know how it happened, but I apparently pasted the URL wrong above.  Here is the correct URL:

    http://www.goondocks.com/blog/08-04-03/creating_an_rss_feed_usercontrol_in_sitefinity.aspx

    Apologies for that.

    Gabe Sumner
    http://www.goondocks.com/
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