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Umbraco 7 - Partial View - Get RSS Feed and Check Status Code - C# - Razor

The following script displays an RSS feed from another web site and first cehcks to see if the feed is available.

@inherits Umbraco.Web.Mvc.UmbracoTemplatePage
@using System.Xml;
           var rssFeedTitle = @ViewData["RSStitle"];
  var rssFeedURL = @ViewData["RSSURL"];


var request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("");
request.Method = "HEAD";

var response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

//Get the XML from remote URL
XmlDocument xml = new XmlDocument();

//URL currently hardcoded - but you could use a macro param to pass in URL
xml.Load("" + @rssFeedURL);

//Select the nodes we want to loop through
//XmlNodeList nodes = xml.SelectNodes("//item[position() <= 3]");
XmlNodeList nodes = xml.SelectNodes("//item");

//Traverse the entire XML nodes.
foreach (XmlNode node in nodes)

var title = node.SelectSingleNode("title").InnerText;
var link = node.SelectSingleNode("link").InnerText;

<h2><a href="@link" target="_blank" title="@title">@title</a></h2>

var description = node.SelectSingleNode("description").InnerText;

if(description.Length > 300)
<p><a href="@link" target="_blank" title="@title">View full details</a></p>



This following code should be in your teplate calling the Partial View:

@Html.Partial("RSSFeedGeneric", new ViewDataDictionary{{"RSStitle","GMC Jobs"},{"RSSURL",""}} )


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