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How to read Contextual Search scopes programmatically?

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :C#


I have a requirement where I am trying to code a custom Search control. I am using the code snippet mentioned at http://www.learningsharepoint.com/2010/07/28/programatically-get-search-scopes-for-search-service-application-sharepoint-2010/ to read the Search scopes.

However this gives the Shared search scopes. I am not able to read the contextual search scopes using these API's.

Can anyone help me o how to ready the contextual search scopes "This Site" and "This List" in SharePoint 2010?



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