Enter a word or phrase to search all text or select a previous search string from the drop-down list.
Starts the search based on the search expression you provided. By default, the search expression is applied to all the text within all the topics that are included in the scope of the current filter. Searches return a maximum of 500 matches.
Allows you to narrow your search results by selecting options in the Language, Technology, and Content Type categories.
Topics that do not use these categories to define their topics are excluded from the search even if the content in those topics does match your search query. Choose
Unfiltered to search all topics.
If your product includes pre-defined search filters, additional Help might appear below.
A list of results that meet your search criteria found in the selected Help source, such as Local Help or Questions.
Specifies the criteria that results are sorted by. The default options available might not apply to all kinds of results. Available sorting criteria for a result is listed underneath the abstract for each item.
For example, search results from Local Help do not include Topic Date or Rating. Therefore, selecting either of these options will not affect the order in which results are displayed for Local Help.
Descending or Ascending
Ascending sorts the results from A-Z for the Sort by criteria selected.
Descending sorts the results from Z-A for the Sort by criteria selected.
The physical source of the results, such as Local Help and MSDN Online. Choosing a source displays the search results for that source. You can change the sources searched and the order in which source results are displayed in Online, Help, Options Dialog Box.
If you connect to the Internet through a proxy server and the proxy server requires you to be authenticated, a message may appear, in the search results for Online Help providers, that requests you to manually enter your user name and password. Once you have entered this information, you will be able to access results from the Online Help providers.