From Silverlight to Metro: Listing 3.

The search button event handler.

void SearchBtn_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

// Retrieve Topic to Search for from WaterMarkTextBox

  string topic = txtSearchTopic.Text;

  // Construct Digg REST URL

  string diggUrl =  String.Format(
  "{0}?count=20&", topic);

  // Initiate Async Network call to Digg

  WebClient diggService = new WebClient();
    diggService.DownloadStringCompleted += new
    diggService.DownloadStringAsync(new Uri(diggUrl));


void DiggService_DownloadStoriesCompleted(
  object sender, DownloadStringCompletedEventArgs e)

  if (e.Error == null)


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