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Posted 9 Mar 2009

(Hybrid Smart Client) RSS Media Player

, 9 Mar 2009 CPOL
A WPF application for viewing RSS video feeds. Built using the MVVM pattern.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Xml.Linq;
using System.Xml;
namespace RSSVideoPlayer.Data
    public class Reader

        private XDocument doc;
        private XmlTextReader reader;

        public Reader(string URL)
		if (URL == null || URL.Length < 1) throw new NullReferenceException("RSS URL was not provided"); 

		doc = new XDocument();
		try {

			doc = XDocument.Load(URL);

			if (doc.Descendants().Count() < 1) {
				throw new Exception("incorrect rss format");

			var rss = from e in doc.Descendants("rss") where e.Attribute("version").ToString() == "2.0" select e;

			if (rss != null) {
			else {
				throw new Exception("Error connecting to RSS feed, does not apear to be valid Feed");
		catch (Exception ex) {
			throw new Exception("Error reading RSS feed.", ex.InnerException);

        public XDocument RSSDoc
            get { return doc; }



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