Feed Object

Exposes methods and properties of the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed.

Members Table

The following table lists the members exposed by the Feed object.


Method Description
AsyncDownload Starts an asynchronous download.
CancelAsyncDownload Cancels an asynchronous download.
ClearCredentials New for Windows Internet Explorer 8  Clears the user name and password used to authenticate the feed.
Delete Deletes the feed, folder, or item.
Download Downloads content for the feed.
GetItem Returns an FeedItem object by ID.
GetItemByEffectiveId New for Internet Explorer 8  Retrieves a feed item referenced by its effective ID.
GetWatcher Retrieves the appropriate interface for events.
MarkAllItemsRead Sets the IsRead property to true for all feed items.
Merge Combines the specified XML with the feed.
Move Moves the feed or folder to a new location.
Rename Renames the feed.
SetCredentials New for Internet Explorer 8  Sets the user name and password used to authenticate the feed.
Xml Returns the XML for the feed.


Property Description
Copyright Retrieves the copyright from the feed.
Description Retrieves a phrase or sentence that describes the feed or item.
DownloadEnclosuresAutomatically Sets or retrieves a Boolean value that determines whether enclosures are downloaded automatically.
DownloadStatus Retrieves the current download status of the feed or enclosure.
DownloadUrl Retrieves the URL from which the feed was downloaded.
Image Retrieves the image URL from the feed.
Interval Gets or sets the update interval for the feed.
IsList Determines if the feed is a list.
ItemCount Retrieves the count of items in this feed.
Items Retrieves a collection of items from the feed.
Language Retrieves the language code from the feed.
LastBuildDate Retrieves the last build date from the feed.
LastDownloadError Retrieves the last download error.
LastDownloadTime Retrieves the date and time of the last successful download.
LastItemDownloadTime Gets the most recent download time for all feed items.
LastWriteTime Retrieves the date and time of the most recent change to the feed.
Link Retrieves the home page URL from the feed or item.
LocalEnclosurePath Retrieves the file system path where enclosures for the feed are downloaded.
LocalId Retrieves the GUID associated with the feed.
MaxItemCount Gets or sets the maximum number of downloaded items for the feed.
Name Retrieves the display name of the feed.
Parent Retrieves the parent object.
Password New for Internet Explorer 8  Gets the password used to authenticate the feed.
Path Retrieves the path for the current feed.
PubDate Retrieves the publication date and time of the feed.
SyncSetting Gets or sets the update setting for the feed.
Title Retrieves the title from the feed or feed item.
Ttl Retrieves the time to live (TTL) from the feed.
UnreadItemCount Retrieves the count of unread feed items.
Url Sets or retrieves the URL of the feed.
Username New for Internet Explorer 8  Retrieves the user name used to authenticate the feed.


Each subscribed feed is stored as a file on the local file system. Feeds may be organized into a folder hierarchy. If a directory or feed file exists in the file system, it will be displayed in the feed list.

This scripting object is implemented by the IFeed interface.

See Also

CreateFeed, Feeds, GetFeed, GetFeedByUrl