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Issue 4.4

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RSS Reader

The next RSS reader from start to finish.

Issue: 4.4 (March/April 2006)
Author: Will Leshner
Author Bio: Will Leshner is a Software Engineer who has spent a good deal of the last several years building REALbasic applications, utilities, and plugins. Check out his REALbasic weblog at http://www.rbgazette.com/.
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Article Number: 4417
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Introduction

This is the fourth of six articles in which we are creating an RSS Reader in REALbasic. In the previous article we completed the reader's basic functionality. The reader, as it currently exists, can add new feeds, browse headlines, and view individual posts.

In this article we are going to take a bit of a detour and learn how to create the custom buttons that RSS Reader uses in its toolbar. When we are finished we will have a generic "picture" button class that can be used in any project.

As always, I encourage you to download the project that accompanies this article and use it as a reference as you read along. Things will make more sense if you are able to put it all into context.

The ContainerControl Plan

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