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RSS Feed Aggregator and Blogging Smart Client

, 16 Aug 2005 CPOL
RSS Feed aggregator and blogging Smart Client which uses Enterprise Library, Updater Application Block, lots of XML hacks and desktop tricks. A comprehensive guide to real life hurdles of Smart Client development.
rssfeeder_src.zip
RSSFeeder
RSSBlogAPI
RSSBlogAPI.csproj.user
Web References
CommunityServer
blogservice.disco
blogservice.wsdl
Reference.map
DotText
Reference.map
simpleblogservice.disco
simpleblogservice.wsdl
RSSCommon
Helper
PropertyEditor
RSSCommon.csproj.user
RSSFeeder
Controls
docs
dropshadow.png
My Pic 7.jpg
WIndows98.jpg
Helpers
Resources
E-mail.ico
rss.ico
RSSFeeder.mdb
RSSFeeder.csproj.user
RSSStarter.exe
RSSFeederResources
PublicQueue.ico
RSSFeeder.mdb
RSSFeederResources.csproj.user
RSSFeederSetup
Messages.ico
RSSFeederSetup.vdproj
Test
RSSStarter
DummyForm.frm
DummyForm.frx
MainModule.bas
RSSStarter.exe
RSSStarter.vbp
RSSStarter.vbw
RSSTests
App.ico
RSSTests.csproj.user
Thirdparty
AxInterop.DHTMLEDLib.dll
AxInterop.SHDocVw.dll
Eyefinder.dll
GotDotNet.Exslt.dll
HttpDownloader.dll
Interop.DHTMLEDLib.dll
Interop.SHDocVw.dll
Interop.WindowsInstaller.dll
Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.Updater.ActivationProcessors.dll
Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.Updater.dll
Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.Updater.Downloaders.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Caching.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Common.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Configuration.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.Logging.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Logging.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Security.Cache.CachingStore.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Security.Cryptography.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Security.dll
NotifyIconBalloon.dll
SandBar.dll
SandDock.dll
SgmlReaderDll.dll
// Copyright � 2005 by Omar Al Zabir. All rights are reserved.
// 
// If you like this code then feel free to go ahead and use it.
// The only thing I ask is that you don't remove or alter my copyright notice.
//
// Your use of this software is entirely at your own risk. I make no claims or
// warrantees about the reliability or fitness of this code for any particular purpose.
// If you make changes or additions to this code please mark your code as being yours.
// 
// website http://www.oazabir.com, email OmarAlZabir@gmail.com, msn oazabir@hotmail.com

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Reflection;

namespace RSSFeeder.Helpers
{
	using RSSBlogAPI;
	using RSSCommon;
	/// <summary>
	/// Summary description for UIHelper.
	/// </summary>
	public class UIHelper
	{
		public static void PositionForm( Form f, Configuration.PopupWindowPositionEnum pos )
		{
			Rectangle rScreen = Screen.GetWorkingArea (Screen.PrimaryScreen.WorkingArea);
			
			if( Configuration.PopupWindowPositionEnum.BottomRight == pos )
			{
				f.Top = rScreen.Bottom - f.Height;
				f.Left = rScreen.Width - f.Width - 11;
			}
			else if( Configuration.PopupWindowPositionEnum.BottomLeft == pos )
			{
				f.Top = rScreen.Bottom - f.Height;
				f.Left = rScreen.Left;
			}
			else if( Configuration.PopupWindowPositionEnum.TopLeft == pos )
			{
				f.Top = rScreen.Top;
				f.Left = rScreen.Left;
			}
			else if( Configuration.PopupWindowPositionEnum.TopRight == pos )
			{
				f.Top = rScreen.Top;
				f.Left = rScreen.Width - f.Width - 11;
			}
		}

	}

	/*
	public class WebLogMenuHelper
	{
		private MenuItem _WebLogMenu;
		private Form _Form;

		public WebLogMenuHelper( MenuItem menu, Form form )
		{
			this._WebLogMenu = menu;
			this._Form = form;
		}

		#region Web Log Methods

		/// <summary>
		/// Clear all web log menu items and add them again
		/// </summary>
		public void RefreshWebLogMenu()
		{
			// Clear all weblog menu items
			int i = 0;
			while( i < this._WebLogMenu.MenuItems.Count )
			{
				if( this._WebLogMenu.MenuItems[i] is WebLogMenuItem )
					this._WebLogMenu.MenuItems.RemoveAt( i );
				else
					i ++;
			}

			// Add them again
			foreach( WebLog log in  WebLogProvider.Instance.WebLogs )
			{
				WebLogMenuItem item = new WebLogMenuItem( log, 
					new EventHandler( NewBlog ), new EventHandler( EditWebLog ), 
					new EventHandler( DeleteWebLog ) );

				this._WebLogMenu.MenuItems.Add( 0, item );
			}
		}

		private void NewBlog( object source, EventArgs e )
		{
			WebLogMenuItem item = (WebLogMenuItem)(source as MenuItem).Parent;
			WebLogProvider.Instance.NewPost( item.Log, this._Form );
		}

		private void EditWebLog( object source, EventArgs e )
		{
			WebLogMenuItem item = (WebLogMenuItem)(source as MenuItem).Parent;
			if( WebLogProvider.Instance.EditWebLog( item.Log, this._Form ) )
			{
				this.RefreshWebLogMenu();
				ConfigurationHelper.SaveGlobalSettings();
			}
		}

		private void DeleteWebLog( object source, EventArgs e )
		{
			// Get confirmation
			if( DialogResult.No == MessageBox.Show( this._Form, "Are you sure you want to delete this weblog?",
				"Delete Warning", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo, MessageBoxIcon.Question ) ) return;

			// Delete web log
			WebLogMenuItem item = (WebLogMenuItem)(source as MenuItem).Parent;
			WebLogProvider.Instance.DeleteWebLog( item.Log );
			
			this.RefreshWebLogMenu();

			ConfigurationHelper.SaveGlobalSettings();
		}

		public void NewWebLog()
		{
			WebLog newBlog = WebLogProvider.Instance.AddNewWeblog( this._Form );
			if( null != newBlog )
			{
				this.RefreshWebLogMenu();
				ConfigurationHelper.SaveGlobalSettings();
			}
		}

		#endregion

		#region Inner classes
	
		class WebLogMenuItem : MenuItem
		{
			public WebLog Log;
			public WebLogMenuItem( WebLog log, EventHandler newBlogHandler, EventHandler editHandler, EventHandler deleteHandler )
			{
				this.Log = log;		
				
				// Submenu: New Blog
				MenuItem newBlog = new MenuItem("Post...");
				newBlog.Click += newBlogHandler;
				this.MenuItems.Add( newBlog );

				// Submenu: New Blog
				MenuItem edit = new MenuItem("Edit...");
				edit.Click += editHandler;
				this.MenuItems.Add( edit );

				// Submenu: New Blog
				MenuItem deleteItem = new MenuItem("Delete");
				deleteItem.Click += deleteHandler;
				this.MenuItems.Add( deleteItem );

				base.Text = this.ToString();
			}

			public override string ToString()
			{
				return this.Log.ToString();
			}

		}
		#endregion

	}
	*/
}

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Omar Al Zabir
Architect BT, UK (ex British Telecom)
United Kingdom United Kingdom

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