You might be wondering why this guy is blogging about configuring a RSS WebPart in SharePoint to consume a RSS feed. Is it very straight-forward? Not if your SharePoint server requires proxy server to access the Internet... So what do you need to do?
You need to specify the proxy server in the Web.Config, using the System.Net element. Below are the steps in accomplishing that...
1. Open up the web.config file
2. Look for the xml node <system.net>
3. There should be a <defaultProxy> xml node inside <system.net>. If you don't, create that.
4. There should be a <proxy> xml node inside <defaultProxy>. If you don't, create that.
5. If you have a autoDetect="True" attribute, remove that.
6. Add the following attributes to the <proxy> xml node.
7. Save the web.config, and you are ready to go.
There are a few production WPF out there. I came to know about two of them. One is OTTO Store, while the other is turning the pages by British Library. Both gives you a very rich user experience, but both also doesn't work well in low-bandwidth environment (like in my office). British Library doesn't work at all, giving me error after a while. OTTO Store works, but take very very long to load.
Though WPF can offer you very nice UI experience, designers should still take care of low bandwidth visitors... Hopefully WPF/e would take care of this...
Got this invitation in my mailbox on Sunday. Google is getting very, very innovative!
Learn more about TiSP here, but check your calendar before you sign up... :)