ContentSourceCollection class

Represents a collection of ContentSource objects.


Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Server.Search (in Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.dll)

<SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, ObjectModel := True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class ContentSourceCollection _
	Implements IEnumerable
Dim instance As ContentSourceCollection

For more information about content sources and the new SharePoint Enterprise Search Administration object model, see Content Sources Overview, and Getting Started with the Search Administration Object Model.

Use the ContentSources property of the Content class to get the collection of content source for a Shared Services Provider.

To add a new content source to the collection, use the Create() method of the ContentSourceCollection class.

To delete a content source, use the Delete method of the ContentSource class.

Use an indexer to return a single content source from the ContentSourceCollection object. For example, assuming the collection is assigned to a variable named sspContentSources, use sspContentSources[index] in Microsoft Visual C# or sspContentSources(index) in Microsoft Visual Basic, where index is a string containing the name of the content source or an integer containing the content source identifier.

The following code example writes out the full list of content sources for a Shared Services Provider to the console window.


Ensure a Shared Services Provider is already created.

Project References

Add the following project references in your console application code project before running this example:

  • Microsoft.SharePoint

  • Microsoft.Office.Server

  • Microsoft.Office.Server.Search

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Text
Imports Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration
Imports Microsoft.SharePoint

Namespace ContentSourceSample
    Module Program
        Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
            '            Replace SiteName with the name of a site
            '            using the Shared Services Provider.
            Dim strURL As String = "http://<SiteName>"
            Dim context As SearchContext
            Using site As New SPSite(strURL)
                context = SearchContext.GetContext(site)
            End Using
            Dim sspContent As New Content(context)
            Dim sspContentSources As ContentSourceCollection = sspContent.ContentSources
            For Each cs As ContentSource In sspContentSources
                Console.WriteLine("NAME: " & cs.Name & "  ID: " & cs.Id)
            Next cs
        End Sub
    End Module
End Namespace

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.