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Sample: Using an RSS Feed in ReportViewer

Visual Studio 2008

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The RSSNewsReader sample is a Windows form application that retrieves data from live news feeds and presents that data in a report. The report demonstrates how to use parameters to filter the dataset.

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To run the sample

  1. Open RSSNewsReader.sln in Visual Studio 2008.

  2. Press F5 to compile and run the sample.

  3. In the report, select a news reader and then click Load.


You must have an Internet connection to run this sample.


  1. Creation of client report definition (.rdlc) files that include parameters.

  2. Creation of a ReportViewer control that runs reports from within a Windows form.

  3. Use of the ReportRefresh method and LocalReport property of the ReportViewer class.

  4. Use of the SetParameters method of the LocalReport class.

  5. Use of the ReportParameter class.