From Silverlight to Metro: Listing 5.

The DisplayStories method.

void DisplayStories(string xmlContent)


  XDocument xmlStories = XDocument.Parse(xmlContent);

  var stories = from story in xmlStories.Descendants("story")

              where story.Element("thumbnail") != null && 


              select new DiggStory

                Id = (string)story.Attribute("id"),

                Title = ((string)story.Element("title")).Trim(),

                Description = ((string)story.Element("description")).Trim(),

                ThumbNail = 

                HrefLink = new Uri((string)story.Attribute("link")),

                NumDiggs = (int)story.Attribute("diggs"),

                UserName = (string)story.Element("user").Attribute("name").Value,


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