It’s been long time I have posted any technical posts. This post would describe an alternate for RSS Reader Web part in Office 365. Last week I started to work on one of our client’s requirement to show RSS feed in Office 365. For surprise I came across few posts which indicated RSS Viewer Web Part is not supported.
To start my research first I tried with RSS Reader Web part present in CodePlex written by phil wicklund. If you try to deploy this solution on cloud it would through error because of few limitations that I had posted here in my previous post.
So I started to Google to check how to display RSS feeds in ASP.net which doesn’t use any web part concept. I ended up with This post. With the help of the above two posts I started creating JQUERY RSS Reader web part for office 365.
After completing the development of the base web part, I thought it would be great if can render the rss feeds as ticker instead of static. So I ended up in creating the following display mode 1. Basic and 2.Ticker which can be configured to render feeds accordingly. Here are some snapshots of the configuration and how the web part looks.
Please find below the source code and the WSP for this web part now. Please feel free to modify this webpart according to your needs and let me know if you have any better solution.