Read RSS FEED data

In this blog we will see how to read RSS Feed data & show it on our web site. To start with on we need to know from where we are going read RSS feed data. In this example, we will read RSS feed data from site, where recent posts are available.

Let's say there is a blog spot as then RSS feed data would be available at So this is the source data for us to work with.

Now start with code part:


1.   First lets add DataGrid to our web page, with one template column as shown below


        <asp:DataGrid runat="server" ID="myPosts" AutoGenerateColumns="False">


                <asp:TemplateColumn HeaderText="My Posts">


                        <a href="<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "link")%>">

                            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "title") %>








2.       In our page load, lets declare XMLTextReader object & this will take RSS FEED URL. In this example I am using my blogspot url

XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader("");



3.       We will declare Dataset

DataSet ds = new DataSet();


4.       To read XML data & read into DS lets use below code



5.   As we have dataset object filled up with RSS feed data. Lets assign Dataset to datagrid as below

myPosts.DataSource = ds;


6.  Dataset object would contain properties in the form of Link & Title, which we have used in our .aspx code i.e. step1

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