How to create a Dynamic Weather Composite Image Map using ASP.NET and RSS
- Neodynamic ImageDraw (2.0 or later) for ASP.NET
- Microsoft .NET Framework (2.0 or later)
- Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2005 or later - Visual Web Developer Express Edition)
In the following guide we'll create a Dynamic Composite Image Map featuring Weather information for ASP.NET Web Applications using Neodynamic ImageDraw. The real time weather information will be obtained consuming Weather RSS Feed powered by Yahoo! Weather
The idea behind this guide is to create Dynamic Composite Image Maps using predefined static images - such as a background and Yahoo! logo; and weather icons and texts that will change depending on the info returned by the Weather RSS Feed. To improve the visual appearance of the final image, some built-in ImageDraw's imaging effects - such as GlassTable (Reflection), Drop Shadows, Rotation, Scaling - are applied on some elements on the image. The following image tries to provide a preview of what we want to accomplish with this demo.