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Google API for NEWS


In this tip, I am going to discuss about Google news API.


I have used HttpWebRequestand HttpWebResponsefor retrieving news from Google API URL. I have written all code for that....

I have one textbox for insert search parameters and one button for search data using Google API.

When we click on Get News button, it calls JavaScript GetNews() function.

From JavaScript function, Ajax post method calls web method from code behind.

Google News content has been retrieved using HttpWebRequest and HttpWebRequest, this WebMethodreturns data into array format from code behind.

Now Divhaving name "DivNews" has been appended for showing news content using jQuery.

For further details, please take a look at the code.

Using the Code

1) News.aspx

JavaScript Code

<script type="text/javascript" src="Scripts/jquery-2.1.0.min.js"></script>

CSS Code

<style type="text/css">
            -moz-box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #ffffff;
            -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #ffffff;
            box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #ffffff;
            background: -webkit-gradient( linear, left top, 
            left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #ededed), color-stop(1, #dfdfdf) );
            background: -moz-linear-gradient( center top, #ededed 5%, #dfdfdf 100% );
            filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#ededed', endColorstr='#dfdfdf');
            background-color: #ededed;
            -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 6px;
            -moz-border-radius-topleft: 6px;
            border-top-left-radius: 6px;
            -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 6px;
            -moz-border-radius-topright: 6px;
            border-top-right-radius: 6px;
            -webkit-border-bottom-right-radius: 6px;
            -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 6px;
            border-bottom-right-radius: 6px;
            -webkit-border-bottom-left-radius: 6px;
            -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 6px;
            border-bottom-left-radius: 6px;
            text-indent: 0;
            border: 1px solid #dcdcdc;
            display: inline-block;
            color: #777777;
            font-family: arial;
            font-size: 15px;
            font-weight: bold;
            font-style: normal;
            height: 25px;
            line-height: 50px;
            width: 100px;
            text-decoration: none;
            text-align: center;
            text-shadow: 1px 1px 0px #ffffff;
            background: -webkit-gradient( linear, left top, 
            left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #dfdfdf), color-stop(1, #ededed) );
            background: -moz-linear-gradient( center top, #dfdfdf 5%, #ededed 100% );
            filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#dfdfdf', endColorstr='#ededed');
            background-color: #dfdfdf;
            position: relative;
            top: 1px;
            background: #FFF url( no-repeat 4px 4px;
            border: 1px solid #999;
            outline: 0;
            padding-left: 25px;
            height: 25px;
            width: 275px;
            height: 61px;
            width: 100%;
            height: 100%;
            display: none;
            opacity: 0.4;
            position: fixed;
            top: 0px;
            left: 0px;
            vertical-align: middle;


    <form id="form1" runat="server">
                <td align="center" class="style1">
                        Welcome to My news Portal</h3>
                    <asp:TextBox runat="server" ID="txtSubject" 
                    CssClass="textbox" onkeypress="return runScript(event)" />
                <td align="right">
                    <h6 style="height: 35px">
                        By: Nirav Prabtani</h6>
        <div id="DivNews">

    <%--This Div is For Binding News--%>
    <div id="ProgressiveDiv" style="padding-left: 500px">
        <img src="Image/loading.gif" />

2) News.aspx.cs

All news content from Google API has been retrieved using webMethodfrom code behind.

C# Code

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.Services;
using System.Net;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Data;

namespace GoogleNews_API
    public partial class News : System.Web.UI.Page
        //Page Load Method
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


        //WenMethod GetNewsContent for Retrieving News from Google API
        public static ItemNews[] GetNewsContent(string NewsParameters)

            List<ItemNews> Details = new List<ItemNews>();

            // httpWebRequest with API URL
            HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create
            ("" + NewsParameters + "&output=rss");

            //Method GET
            request.Method = "GET";

            //HttpWebResponse for result
            HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

            //Mapping of status code
            if (response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)
                Stream receiveStream = response.GetResponseStream();
                StreamReader readStream = null;

                if (response.CharacterSet == "")
                    readStream = new StreamReader(receiveStream);
                    readStream = new StreamReader(receiveStream, Encoding.GetEncoding(response.CharacterSet));

                //Get news data in json string

                string data = readStream.ReadToEnd();

                //Declare DataSet for putting data in it.
                DataSet ds = new DataSet();
                StringReader reader = new StringReader(data);
                DataTable dtGetNews = new DataTable();

                if (ds.Tables.Count > 3)
                    dtGetNews = ds.Tables["item"];

                    foreach (DataRow dtRow in dtGetNews.Rows)
                        ItemNews DataObj = new ItemNews();
                        DataObj.title = dtRow["title"].ToString();
               = dtRow["link"].ToString();
                        DataObj.item_id = dtRow["item_id"].ToString();
                        DataObj.PubDate = dtRow["pubDate"].ToString();
                        DataObj.Description = dtRow["description"].ToString();

            //Return News array 
            return Details.ToArray();

        //Define Class to return news data
        public class ItemNews
            public string title { get; set; }
            public string link { get; set; }
            public string item_id { get; set; }
            public string PubDate { get; set; }
            public string Description { get; set; }

Final Output


  • 26th Mar 2014: Initial post


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About the Author

Nirav Prabtani
Web Developer Satva Infotech
India India

Nirav Prabtani

I am a software engineer at Satva Infotech, Database Architect and Designer /Technical Architect/Analyst Programmer in Microsoft .NET Technologies & Microsoft SQL Server with more than 2 years of hands on experience.

I love to code....!!! Smile | :)

My recent past includes my work with the education domain as a technical business requirement analyst, database architect & designer and analyst programmer; just love my involvement with the world of knowledge, learning and education and I think I know quite well what I want to do in life & in my career. What do I like? Well, ideation, brainstorming, coming up with newer and more creative ways of doing things; each time with an enhanced efficiency. An item in my day's agenda always has a task to look at what I did yesterday & focus on how I can do it better today

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