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Working with Data

Applications gain their real power and immediacy when you bind real-time data to them. One of the most common sources of data on the Web today is an XML data feed of a content source such as a blog. The Really Simple Syndication (RSS) format is a common way of distributing the contents of a blog to those who subscribe to it. You might want to include such a blog feed or a news feed on one of your Web pages.

The first step in using Blend to work with data is to identify an RSS feed as a data source. You do that by opening a page with an RSS feed and copying the URL of the RSS feed. At the bottom of my own blog (www.gregholden.com), there is a link enabling people to subscribe to it. This is the link:


  

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