The WSSQL code sample demonstrates how to communicate between Microsoft OLE DB and Windows Search through Structured Query Language (SQL).

This topic contains the following sections.


ProductMinimum Product Version
Windows Windows Vista, or Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Desktop Search (WDS) 3.x or greater
Windows SDK7.0


Downloading the Sample

This sample is available in the following locations.

LocationPath URL
Code GalleryWSSQL sample
Windows 7 SDKDownload Windows 7 SDK



Note  After you have downloaded and installed Windows Software Development Kit (SDK), you will find the samples in the installed directory. For example, use of the default installation path for the Windows 7 software development kit (SDK) results in the samples being placed under C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples.

Building the Sample

To build the sample from the Command Prompt window:

  1. Open the Command Prompt window and navigate to the WSSQL project directory. For example, the full default installation path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples\WinUI\WindowsSearch\WSSQL.
  2. Enter msbuild WSSQL.sln.

To build the sample using Microsoft Visual Studio (preferred):

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the WSSQL project directory.
  2. Double-click the icon for the WSSQL.sln file to open the project in Visual Studio.
    Note  The .sln file name extension is not shown under default folder settings. In that situation, it can be identified by its unique icon or by its type description, "Microsoft Visual Studio Solution".
  3. From the Build menu, select Build Solution.

Running the Sample

  1. Navigate to the directory that contains the new executable, using the Command Prompt window or Windows Explorer.
  2. At the command prompt, enter WSSQL.exe, or from Windows Explorer, double-click the icon for WSSQL.exe.

Related topics

Using Windows Search SQL Syntax
General Query Language Information
Search Code Samples
Other Resources
OLE DB Programming Overview