.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Customizing search functionality?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 11, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I'm building an intranet site for our organization's Policies and Proceedures in Sharepoint 2007. In the next 6 months we'll be migrating to Sharepoint 2010.  We need to store (and customize search functionalities) for the following kinds of documents:  1) current, "active" policies 2) policies still underdevelopment, ie "beta" 3) "archived" policies.  We want our users to only have permissions to search for "active" policies.  We do NOT want search to bring up "beta" and "archived" policies, as it would be confusing. 

From what I understand, in Sharepoint 2007 there is simply an off/on option for whether a library is searchable.  Either the entire library is searchable, or the entire library is not searchable.  For instance, there is no way to say all documents in X library with "current" metadata are searchable while those with "beta" or "archived" metadata are not searchable.  Do you know if Sharepoint 2010 allows for this kind of search flexibility? 

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Customizing Search Results page in MOSS



The Search Results page in MOSS seems to list the results as links by default. My customer asked me if I could customize the search results so that they show in a data view web part. Is this possible?



Customizing Send To Other Location Functionality for a document library item in Moss 2007

Hi All i have a requirment to customize the Send To Other Location funtionality. while using OOTB Send to Other Location option for a document library item we have  selection like Prompt the author to send out updates when the document is checked in? <input id="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl01_ctl01_RadShouldUpdateYes" name="ctl00$PlaceHolderMain$ctl01$ctl01$ShouldUpdate" type="radio" value="RadShouldUpdateYes" /><label for="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl01_ctl01_RadShouldUpdateYes">Yes</label> <input id="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl01_ctl01_RadShouldUpdateNo" checked="checked" name="ctl00$PlaceHolderMain$ctl01$ctl01$ShouldUpdate" type="radio" value="RadShouldUpdateNo" /><label for="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl01_ctl01_RadShouldUpdateNo">No</label> how we can set this option in my custom coding based on the user selection. i am not able to understand the functionality of the above option. can any one please explain the above option and let me know how to set this option programmtically in my custom code.   Thanks in Advance  muthu

Search functionality on Web page

Hi all,          I have one web page which contains lot of text (i.e FAQ page with lot of questions and answers). I have put the text in <div></div> tag. I want to add one "Search" button with a text box, so that when user enters some text in text box and hit Search button , if the word is present in the page text, page focus should be go to that text.          Can any body please tell how should I do that.Thanks 

Adding Dynamic Rows in ASP.NET GridView Control with TextBoxes and with Delete functionality

In my previous examples, I have demonstrated on how to add dynamic rows in GridView control with TextBoxes and how to save the values into the database. Now, seems that most of the developers are asking if how to add a delete functionality with it. So in this example, I'm going to show on how to delete a certain row in the dynamic GridView with TextBoxes.

MS SQL Server: Search All Tables, Columns & Rows For Data or Keyword Query

If you need to search your entire database for specific data, this query will come in handy.

So when a client needs a custom report or some sort of custom development using Great Plains, most of the time I will have to track down the data in the system by running this query and find the table(s) it is in.

SharePoint Gets Search Analytics

Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server 2003 was sold into a large number of organizations based solely on the strength of the search tool. Organizations hungered for a way to find the data they had generated.

Using SharePoint Search feature in ASP.Net Application

Integrating ASP.Net application in to MOSS 2007 to utilize SharePoint Enterprise Search Feature can be done by using Business Data Search.

Get more then google search from here

Just make it home page and enjoy more then google search you not only get google result and prizes for searching but also free ebooks and link from here like orkut,facebook,twitter,yahoomail etc...


Adding Search Refinements in SharePoint 2010

I have been playing around with SharePoint 2010 Search this morning. I love the new UI. The search refinements panel is just begging to be messed with. In my case I wanted to add the file extension JPG as an Image Type refiner.

Search Engines and Multilanguage Websites - using .resx


I have a website (asp.net 3.5+c# +linq ) having thopition to change languages (2) by the user, Am using the search engine like in the example of:


this search will find any searched word in all the pages and return the link in the default language of the site, but problem for the second language , because by default the site language is English and the user have the option to change to other language.

and as I understood that the .resx files can not be searched like the aspx by the search engines.

I looked in many blogs and discussion boards for similar  case but unfortunately no clues on this issue .
The only same case posted :


and also I could not find any clue to move on, 

 Kindly requsted to guide me for the soultio

Thanks for your time and wish you all the best
your help is always appreciated


how to make a dropdownlist looks like google search box


dear all...

any idea how to do that ?

Thnx in advance

Customizing the UI around the Filters


I have started working on a new project and thought it would be a great idea to dig into the latest version of the Dynamic Data framework that shipped with VS2010.  For the most part, I am impressed, it seems to be pretty easy to extend and create a rich and flexibile UI -- at least that is what I thought until I got to working on a better layout for the filters.

The situation is this:

I have a table with 25 columns and I need to display around 10 different filters (basically and interactive report) -- the filters are of various types.

The problem:

How in the world do I custom the UI layout of the filters.  It seems that with the latest QueryFilterRepeater control we have been left with almost nothing to work with (outside of turning filters on/off and setting the FilterUIHint).  What if I wanted to wrap all of the filters in an expand/collapse region and then inside of that have then sitting in a table of no more than 4 columns (so with 10 filters I wold have 3 rows). 

I have tried extending the QueryFilterRepeater but it seems like there is nothing in that class that we can work with (the data binding events are not even used).

Am I missing something, or am I just out of luck right now?

Membership Search user


Is there a membership function to search a username Like this:   LIKE '%UserName%' ?

This is not working.

MembershipUser User = Membership.GetUser("%" + TextBox1.Text + "%");

Thank you.

Search for a string in my datasource dynamically


I am displaying an Rssfeed on my page by using XmlDataSource and Datalist controls.

I want the user to be able to limit the information that is returned to my datalist.  To do this I have a textbox on the form that allows the user to enter their search criteria.

I need to be able to dynamically create a query string utilizing the information that the user entered in the textbox.  I am also using a drop down list and allowing the user to select whether they want to search in the title, description, or all parts of the xml file.

I am having trouble figuring out how to reference the data contained in my textbox in my query string.  Where the query string says 'asp', I want to replace 'asp' with the content from my sSearch variable.  Can anyone tell me how to reference my variable in the query string???

string sSearch = txtSearch.Text;
        string SQuery = "";

        if (DropDownList2.SelectedIndex == 0)
            SQuery = "[contains(title), 'asp')]";

search in mysql database, mvc



I have set up a mysql connection in visual studio 2010 and now i have a connection and dont really know where to go next.

I want to be able to search the data and get the result in a view.

using asp.net mvc

Active Directory and .NET: paging the search result

Hi everybody!

I have a question about Active Directory in .NET
For my project I need to fetch results from Active Directory search page by page, because later I would need to bind it to the pageable DataGrid.

I tried to use .NET library DirectoryServices for that, but paging provided by this library is transparent to the user and is used only to increase the efficiency of searching, when results are too big. I.e. I cannot tell the DirectorySearcher to give me first page, then the next or previous page, it returns me all resulting pages in one bundle.

However, what I need is to explicitely get page after page directly from the AD searcher and to be able to go at least one page forward or backward.

The solution with copying all results to the DataBase and then do the paging is not accepeted by the clent, since it is too inefficient. And since it's a Web app, I cannot keep results in memory either.

I found some hints about COM Interface, but I could not find good and detailed examples or explanations. I aslo found this line of code: DirectoryServices.Interop.IDirectorySearch.ExecuteSearch(), but I don't know which libraries should i add to be able to compile this code.

If somebody could help me out with that problem, any suggestion is welcome, 'cause this issue is eating me alive :)

Thank you!

The provider does not support searching and cannot search


Hi All,

I am having some trouble with searching on Active Directroy.

Here is the code I used to connect to Active Directory.


DirectoryEntry de = new DirectoryEntry( "LDAP://subdomain.domain.co.uk/rootDSE", ConfigurationManager.AppSettings[

ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend