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  • Blog Post: Retrieve <?xml-stylesheet> from RSS Feed using XmlDocument

    So I'm trying to wrap up this white paper I'm writing on consuming RSS in Windows Forms. I wrote a whole section on how to apply a custom XSLT transform to a feed, and display the resulting HTML in the WebBrowser. ( I gave a less-complete version of a solution in an earlier blog post .) Then it hit me...
  • Blog Post: How to Data Bind to an RSS Feed (Blog Posts) in Windows Forms

    RSS feeds are XML files that represent the current posts on a syndicated content channel, such as a blog or news feed. Since RSS feeds are XML, they can be loaded into an ADO.NET DataSet and bound to the elements of a form. Picture 1: Simple RSS Feed Reader The following C# code shows the...
  • Blog Post: Script#: A New Way to AJAX

    Apologies for the recent radio silence - I've been out of office due to a death in the family. I'll have more next week. In the meantime, if you dabble in both Web development as well as Smart Client development, you'll want to check out Nikhil Kothari's Script# , a compiler that converts AJAX-ish C#...
  • Blog Post: Accessing the Unmanaged WebBrowser Control in Windows Forms

    Lets say you're using the managed WebBrowser control in Windows Forms 2.0. At some point, you realize you want/need access to the underlying unmanaged WebBrowser control. Perhaps you need access to IWebBrower2, or you want to get the unmanaged IServiceProvider and query for something like ITravelLogStg...
  • Blog Post: Using the WebBrowser Control as a Powerful DHTML Editor in Windows Forms

    As you may know, I love the WebBrowser control. You can do so many wonderful things with it. And one of those things is whipping up a quick, simple, but surprisingly rich DHTML editor. This interface was easy to concoct with the ToolStrip control and images taken from the FreeTextBox page. The...
  • Blog Post: Achieve Slide Show Effects in Windows Forms Easily with the WebBrowser Control

    I love the new managed WebBrowser control. It makes it so easy to hack any number of fantastic things into Windows Forms. Let's say you want to do a slide show between various images. You can muck around with DirectX...or you can just use the transitions and filters built into the WebBrowser control...
  • Blog Post: Using WebBrowser in Windows Forms to View Blog Content Syndicated Through RSS

    With the managed WebBrowser control in Windows Forms 2.0, it's a snap to take an RSS feed and display it as formatted HTML text in the browser. Using transformed RSS in lieu of the original site has several benefits: the transformed RSS is usually faster to load; you can manipulate it programmatically...
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