A developer put together some custom web parts for us several months ago including a web part that consumes data from an rss feed and formats and displays the data. The webparts are used on our SharePoint intranet homepage.
Since 4/4/2011 the web part is showing the below error and is not displaying any of the current exchange rates. A list has been setup to store a history of daily exchange rates and this list hasn’t been populated since the 3/4/2011. The custom webpart is coded to update the list every day.
Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DeviceTech.RBAExchangerate
Are you aware of what could be preventing the webpart from accessing the rss feed? The URL for the feed is http://www.rba.gov.au/rss/rss-cb-exchange-rates.xml
. If I create an rss viewer and point to that address it shows the correct data, but it isn’t doing so for the custom web part. All other rss consuming web parts on the site are showing data correctly. I have attached an image of the webpart and error.
Also, Is there a way to export the web part + dll’s and access the code in VS2010?