So I am trying to create a simple ListBox in Blend which is bound to an
RSS feed using the method as seen in the Tutorial here:
However, I am seeing weird things happen with different RSS feeds, and I
can't figure out what is going on.
The steps are really simple, and are as follows:
* Click on +XML button in the Data Pane of the Project Panel
* Paste in an RSS URL
* Find the part of the RSS feed which defines each item - usually item
(Array) - and drag this onto your Application Window Grid - and select
ListBox from the list of controls to map the data to.
* Select OK in the Create Data Binding dialog to Bind the XML data to
the ItemsSource of the ListBox
* Select the items you want to display in your Data Template
These steps are trivial - however it seems very particular about what
kind of RSS feeds this works with - and I can't figure out why some work
and some don't.
Ones that works:
Several that don't:
For the Curbed feed, it appears the XML parser is successful at figuring
out the XML format, however, when you get to defining the DataTemplate
no data actually shows up in the Preview pane (when using the "entry"
field to define the Data Template)
Note that when you try to use the Digg RSS feed, Blend kinda goes into
never-never-land for a long time, and when it finally comes back, the
XML data source has no expansion capabilities - i.e. the tree view you
would expect to see to drill down into the XML format is not a tree view.
Any ideas what is going on?