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Speaking about it at Microsoft Gulf Windows 8 Dev Camp

This app has been featured in
Metro-Weekly Issue #9 by csell5

Blogged Metro RSS Reader: Free and open source Metro Application for Windows 8

Project Description
A RSS Feed Reader Window 8 Style App

This source code is written in C# and XAML and uses the Visual Studio Grid Layout template.


  • Extended Splash Screen
  • Passes all Windows ACK tests

  • All Items view shows top items from Categories view, Search fixed to include Categories view and have wrapped grid layout like rest of the app

  • Show/Hide and remove categories from the Settings Charm

  • Updated for Windows 8 Release Preview

  • Changed background and foreground colors
  • Used VariableSizeGrid layout to wrap blog posts with images
  • Sort items with Images first, text-only last
  • Enabled Caching to improve navigation between frames

  • All Items and Categories group view
  • Search capability via Charms

  • Clicking on any search result throws an error after navigation back to main view - fixed
  • Clicked item from search filter is not shown in details view - fixed
  • Filter is not maintained in the details view - fixed

  • Read more link on the details view
  • Search and filter within posts

  • Share via Charm to 'Mail' or any app that supports sharing (see screenshots below)

  • Reads a RSS or Atom feed on launch
  • Click to navigate to detail of a item
  • App bar for changing default Feed URL

Known Issues and Limitations
  • Frame titles disappear in snapped view

The main APIs are
  • Windows.Web.Syndication
  • Windows.Storage

Some XAML controls that it uses are


All items view

Categories view

Item details view

App bar for feed url

Sharing with Charms

Submitted by Zubair

Last edited Jan 25, 2013 at 6:02 AM by zubairdotnet, version 50