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Getting Started

Note  Indexing Service is no longer supported as of Windows XP and is unavailable for use as of Windows 8. Instead, use Windows Search for client side search and Microsoft Search Server Express for server side search.

To get started quickly, you can select the most appropriate category and follow the suggestions in the corresponding reference. There is considerable overlap of applicable information in these sections, and eventually you might want to look through more than one.

Power User or Administrator

The following sections describe how Indexing Service works and how to manage it as a power user or an administrator.

To Learn AboutSee

The structure and operation of Indexing Service

Architecture of Indexing Service

Standard Indexing Service filters available for indexing files

Filter DLLs

Controlling how Indexing Service filters files

Controlling Filtering

Managing Indexing Service with scripts

Programming with Scripts

IISAdmin Sample

Managing Indexing Service with applications

Programming with Applications

ChgState Sample

VBAdmin Sample

 

File System-Oriented Programmer or Script Writer

The following sections describe how Indexing Service interacts with file systems.

To Learn AboutSee

An overview of programming for Indexing Service

Programming for Indexing Service

How to program Indexing Service for file systems

Using Indexing Service with File Systems

Writing simple query applications using helper functions or ADOs

Simple Sample

VBQuery Sample

VJQuery Sample

Writing efficient query applications that directly access the OLE DB Provider for Indexing Service

AdvQuery Sample

 

Web Server-Oriented Programmer or Script Writer

The following sections describe how Indexing Service interacts with web servers and scripts.

To Learn AboutSee

An overview of programming for Indexing Service.

Programming for Indexing Service

How to program Indexing Service for web servers

Using Indexing Service with Web Servers

Writing scripts to query Indexing Service using Dynamic HTML (DHTML)

DHtml Sample

Writing queries using an Indexing Service Query Language or the SQL language and an ASP page

IISSearch Sample

 

Custom Filter-Component Programmer

The following sections describe how standard Indexing Service filters work and how to build a custom one.

To Learn AboutSee

The information needed to write an Indexing Service filter for a specific file format

Using Custom Filters with Indexing Service

Standard Indexing Service filters available for indexing files

Filter DLLs

Writing a simple filter

Constructing Filters,

SmpFilt Sample

Writing more complex filters that extract value-type properties

IFilter Sample

HtmlProp Sample

Testing a filter implementation

Testing Filters

 

Custom Language Resources Programmer

The following table lists topics that contain information for programmers who want to develop custom language resource components such as word breakers and stemmers.

To Learn AboutSee

The information needed to write an language resource component for a particular language for Indexing Service

Extending Language Resources for Indexing Service

List of language resources available in Indexing Service

Language Resources

Creating a language resource components

Constructing Language Resource Components

Troubleshooting language resource components

Troubleshooting Language Resources

 

Note  You must install files for East Asian languages in order for Japanese and Korean text in the SDK to appear correctly.

You can configure language settings in Windows XP by clicking the Regional and Language Options icon in Control Panel. You can configure language settings in Windows 2000 by clicking the Regional Options icon in Control Panel.

 

 

Build date: 9/10/2012

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