Accessing and managing syndicated content (Windows Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML)
Use the web syndication APIs provided in the Windows Runtime to enable your Windows Store app to retrieve or create the most current and popular content on the Web using syndicated feeds published in the RSS and Atom formats.
A web feed is a document that contains any number of individual entries made up of text, links, and images. Updates made to a feed are in the form of new entries used to promote the latest content across the Web. Content consumers can use a feed reader app to aggregate and monitor feeds from any number of individual content authors, gaining access to the latest content quickly and conveniently.
The Windows Runtime supports feed retrieval for RSS format standards from 0.91 to RSS 2.0, and Atom standards from 0.3 to 1.0. The Windows.Web.Syndication classes used to define feeds and feed items are capable of representing both RSS and Atom elements.
Additionally, Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0 formats both allow their feed documents to contain elements or attributes not defined in the official specifications. Over time, these custom elements and attributes have become a way to define domain specific information consumed by other web service data formats like GData and OData. To support this added functionality, the SyndicationNode class represents generic XML elements and, leveraging the Windows.Data.Xml.Dom namespace, allows apps to access attributes, extensions, and any content that they may contain.
Note that, for publication of syndicated content, the Windows Runtime implementation of the Atom Publication Protocol (Windows.Web.AtomPub) only supports feed content operations according to the Atom and Atom Publication standards.
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Enable your Windows Store app to access syndicated web content.
Build date: 11/29/2012