Adding search to an app (Windows Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML)
Let users search with your app from anywhere in their system, including from your app. Users will be able to use the Search charm to open a search pane where they can enter search queries and select your app to display their search results. To add search to your app you must participate in the Search contract.
The search pane that is opened by the Search charm consists of:
Some aspects of the search pane can be customized to better fit the needs of apps and their users.
Tip You can use shortcut keys to access the charms, including the Search charm. The Windows Logo Key + C lets you select any of the charms, and the Windows Logo Key + Q selects the Search charm.
Search results will be displayed by your app. You must design and create a view for your app that displays the user's search results in a way that is coherent and relevant to the user's needs and that aligns with the purpose of your app.
See Guidelines and checklist for search to learn about creating a good search experience for your users.
Let users search your Windows Store app by adding the Search contract. When you add the Search contract, users can search your app from anywhere in their system by selecting the Search charm.
Build date: 10/26/2012