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Monday, February 06, 2006

Microsoft Feed Manager API

Is it me or is the Microsoft Feed Manager API not a Managed API? I have just read through it and it all seems to be COM based.

What has happened to Microsoft "policy" of creating nearly everything for Vista via Managed Code? Additionally, condsidering RSS is XML and .Net Handles XML like nobodies business I would have thought a managed API was a no-brainer. All this means that I have to Interop just to use this new feature.... give me a break.

Am I being silly?

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It is COM-based, which can be considered unfortunate, but keep in mind that 1) using COM from managed code isn't *that* horrible and 2) the sample app is in C#, just to help show usage as such.

In a perfect world, every interface would have the team also putting out a managed wrapper, so users can consume that managed API as the product (potentially) migrates to managed code.

However, it's not really an either-or - either side can call the other with relatively little problems.

By James Manning, at Wednesday, February 08, 2006 1:57:00 AM

I'm working on a managed wrapper to make writing .NET apps much easier with the feeds API.

It's still early days, but check out http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/andrewdavey for more information.

If you want to help out on the project, let me know!

- Andrew Davey

By Anonymous, at Thursday, March 16, 2006 10:33:00 AM