Dropthings cannot work behind a firewall.

Mar 4, 2008 at 12:00 AM
I work for a large corporate firm. We have a proxy script url that we put into both IE and Firefox to be able to access the web.
There doesn't seem to be any native support in this application for the widgets to scrape their content from behind a firewall as the http requests are coming from within the application, not from the browser.

This results in timeouts on every widget at compile and debug time.

Does anyone know how to work around this?
Apr 16, 2008 at 8:38 PM

I also work for a huge, enormous corporate firm.

I went to default.aspx.cs, to the OnInit method, and added the following line

System.Net.GlobalProxySelection.Select = new WebProxy("http://yourproxydomain:yourproxyport");



Apr 18, 2008 at 3:04 PM

You could also add the following code to the ShowFeeds() in the code behind of RSS widget:

WebProxy newProxy = new WebProxy("proxyaddress", portnumber);
newProxy.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
request.Proxy = newProxy;

Peter UK
Apr 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM
I keep getting this error: Exception Details: System.Net.WebException: The remote name could not be resolved: 'xml.weather.yahoo.com'.

Is it for the same reason on proxy settings? I did modify the web.config file to add the new proxy, but it doesn't seem to fix it.

Any suggestions? Thanks!