Tagged: RSS

RSS Reader Add-In for the RoleTailored Client

Add-Ins are used to add new features to the RoleTailored Client and was introduced with NAV 2009 SP1.

I have previous written about a ASP.NET RSS reader – in that article, the collection of feeds was a C# function, so why not use this function to extend the RoleTailored Client.

I will be using Visual Studio 2008 to write a Dynamic Link Library (dll), but you can also use the free Express version of Visual C#.

Let’s start by creating a new project – a class library. I have chosen to call it naviRSS.
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Building a RSS reader in ASP.Net

Hi

RSS Feeds are just XMLs – so building a RSS reader is not so difficult, first you know how to do it ;-)

Let’s start with looking at C# function that reads the RSS Feeds.

First step is to collect the feeds. This is done by using WebRequest:

System.Net.WebRequest myRequest = System.Net.WebRequest.Create(rssURL);
System.Net.WebResponse myResponse = myRequest.GetResponse();
 
System.IO.Stream rssStream = myResponse.GetResponseStream();
System.Xml.XmlDocument rssDoc = new System.Xml.XmlDocument();
rssDoc.Load(rssStream);
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