Last time I visited this topic I was miffed that the platform SDK that I had access to at the time did not include the RSS API’s. They now exist and are called Web Feeds API. The problem is that they are in native COM only. There isn’t a managed version of them. So I get to use interop by calling the Type Library Importer on the msfeeds.dll. Didn’t they learn their lesson from DirectX that forcing developers to use a shim to the native code is a bad idea? At least I know where it is now. Perhaps I should take this opportunity to dust off my C++ skills. Why though? All the other apps I have written that I’m hoping to make use of RSS are in Managed Code.
More Vista RSS Stuff
Wednesday, January 18, 2006