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Here is my attempt to transform Google Search Results into a RSS feed. This functionality is missing from Google. Test it out and provide some feedback. I have published the feed as a web service at
There is a single function called GetSearchResults with the following signature
I have published some tutorials on YouTube on LINQ and ADO .NET Data Services. ADO .NET Data Services allow creation of REST based services which is simply a fancy way of serializing data as XML and returning it over HTTP. You can view these tutorials on my YouTube Channel at
The important part is to retrieve the KML file (XML based standard) from Google Maps (refer to urlString). Once we have the KML file, we create an XMLDataSource control, retrieve the XmlDocument's InnerXml. After that, we parse the elements to retrieve the directions which are placed in the <name> element ...
View this 16megs video from Dan Wahlin; in which he shows how easy things are with LinqDataSource! You get a filter; master/detail form and full editing/deletion/insertion; with almost no line of code!
I personally dont like such declarative style programming; because the code generated with such approaches is not maintainable; however these ...
LINQ gets cooler when it can be used in web apps…
Microsoft has just released RC1 of Web Application Projects (WAP); and with this; one can now use (*)LINQ in web projects. Here are the steps.
Download the LINQ Preview; and install it in its default location.
Download this Project Template I have created using the steps given ...