Thanks for your
interest in the XML News Feeds. This application provides a compilation of news
headlines from many sources, using the MoreOver.com's XML service. It is built
on the .NET framework and uses VB.NET as the ASP.NET server side language. The
pages we built using Visual Studio .NET.
- These files require
a Web Server with the Microsoft .NET framework installed to function.
- To retrieve the XML
news feeds, a connection to the internet from the application is necessary.
- Unzip the files and import them in a web, or
create a new web with these files.
- Build the application from Visual Studio or
compile using the .NET compilier.
- They should work as is.
- You can customize the look with the Style
tags or simply copy past the code into your own web forms.
- Browse to the news.aspx page to start the
Browser: Comes to the
News.aspx page and is presented with the Top Stories headlines. Using the
left navigation, they can browse many topics divided into several Sections.
- System: The
system will make a call to MoreOver.com's web site to get the XML news
feed. Before each call, a check will be made to see if the headlines have
been Cached. Caching occurs for each topic, and expires after a set time
period, 10 minutes default.
To add your own
categories, you will need to seek out the category name from MoreOver.com's web
site, then add them to the Drop-Down list values. They can be found here:
- News.aspx: Displays
the news and Nvaigation.
- News.aspx.vb: Holds
the Server-side processing and events fired from the Navigation drop-down
- MoreOverNews.vb: Holds
the functionality to make the MoreOver.com requests and format the