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What is RSS feed? How to create RSS Feeds for our ASP.Net Website?
Submitted By Satheesh Babu B
On 1/10/2010 8:07:16 AM
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What is RSS feed? How to create RSS Feeds for our ASP.Net Website?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a specially formatted XML data to deliver the frequently updated contents on our websites, blogs, etc to the users. In short, RSS feed is an xml formatted document that gives user the capability to read frequently updated contents on our websites without visiting our site.


Below is a sample RSS XML taken from codedigest RSS feed,
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><rss version="2.0">
<title> Latest Articles</title>
<description>Latest articles hosted on</description>
<copyright>Copyright 2008 - 2009 All rights reserved.</copyright>
<title>Image Cropping in ASP.Net Using jQuery and jCrop</title>
<description>Image cropping is a technique where a portion of a larger image can be selected and cropped from the original image. This cropped image can then be used separately for our use. There are large numbers of software available for this type of image editing like Microsoft paint, Picture manager etc. At times, we may want to provide a feature where we can allow our website users to upload an image and crop a part of the image from the original image. Moving forward, let's understand how to achieve th</description>
<pubDate>4/10/2011 10:01:30 AM</pubDate>


There are many RSS readers available on the internet which the users can use to read the content of their interest. You can subscribe multiple RSS feeds in a RSS reader from different source and can read the updated contents without visiting the site. Every frequently updated sites are now providing their summarized contents as RSS feeds. Many websites, blogs syndicate the RSS feeds from different sources (websites) of their interest.

Read the following artricle to know more about creating and consuming RSS feeds in ASP.Net applications.
Constructing RSS feeds in ASP.Net

Generate RSS Feed in ASP.Net and Creating RSS Feeds using Repeater and SqlDataSource controls in ASP.Net


Consuming RSS Feeds in ASP.Net

RSS Reader in ASP.Net 2.0

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