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Microsoft Feeds API

IE 7 ships built in RSS capabilities. The features in the browser are lacking if you are using a full-fledged feed reader, but will allow everyday surfers to start making use of RSS. I had heard that RSS core libraries would be coming, but I hadn’t snooped around to see what was available with the IE 7 beta.

After spotting an unfamilar scheduled tasks referencing msfeeds.dll, I added a reference to it from Visual Studio, and discovered a rich and wonderous API. Searching on the interface definition, I discovered it is already documented, complete with some sample code.

Sample Application: ScreenSaver

I’m looking forward to trying this out. I’m interested in seeing if it will slot in between an ASP.NET front end and a SQL back end, so I can build my own aggregator.

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