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RSS Feed Aggregator and Blogging Smart Client

, 16 Aug 2005
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
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<html>
	<head>
		<title>Weblog Instruction</title>
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	</head>
	<body>
		<H2>Welcome - RSS Feeder 3.0
			<HR width="100%" SIZE="1">
		</H2>
		<H4>Getting Started</H4>
		<P>Go to "Channels" menu and add the channels that you would like to subscribe to. 
			You can also drag &amp; drop a link or RSS/XML icon from your web browser to 
			the channel list at left in order to subscribe to it automatically.</P>
		<H4>Features</H4>
		<UL>
			<LI>
				<STRONG>Newspaper mode</STRONG>
			- You can read feeds in a more readable newspaper mode called 
			"Blogpaper".&nbsp;
			<LI>
				<STRONG>Optimized Startup</STRONG>
			- Do not hasitate to put RSS Feeder at startup. It won't slow down Windows 
			Startup time.&nbsp;It starts after 2 min when Windows is free to take some 
			breathe.&nbsp;You can easily configure the Startup Delay from 
			Tools-&gt;Options.
			<LI>
				<STRONG>Auto Discovery</STRONG>
			- Drag any hyper link and I will find out whether there is any RSS Feed in that 
			page
			<LI>
				<STRONG>Outlook integration</STRONG>
			- You can store feeds in Outlook. In order to enable outlook integration (if 
			you haven't already), go to Tools-&gt;Option and set StoreInOutlook=true. Also 
			select the base folder in Outlook under which channel folders are created.
			<LI>
				<STRONG>Blogging</STRONG>
			- You can blog too! Add your blog accounts from the "Weblog" menu
			<LI>
				<STRONG>Blog from Outlook</STRONG> - You can specify an Outlook folder for an 
				weblog account. All the posts from that folder is automatically posted to the 
				weblog during synchronization. You can write posts as HTML using Word editor. 
				Post content (<FONT color="gray">HTML markup</FONT>)&nbsp;is cleaned 
			rigorously before posting to the weblog.
			<LI>
				<STRONG>Outlook View</STRONG>
			- Did you notice that the Outlook Folders have a more readable view? The view 
			is called "RSS Feeder View". It is specially made for folders which store 
			feeds.
			<LI>
				<STRONG>Silent Mode</STRONG> - Tools-&gt;Options-&gt;Preference-&gt;SilentMode. 
				Set this to true and you won't be distracted by me.</LI></UL>
		<H4>Comments</H4>
		<P><FONT color="blue">Please</FONT> let me know your feedback. Goto 
			"Help-&gt;About" and email me.
			<BR>
		</P>
		<p>
			<small><a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/rssfeederdotnet">RSS Feeder at 
					SourceForge</a></small><br>
			<A href="http://sourceforge.net"><IMG src="http://sourceforge.net/sflogo.php?group_id=140453&amp;type=1&amp;{link}" width="88"
					height="31" border="0" alt="SourceForge.net Logo"></A>
		</p>
	</body>
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