SearchContext Class
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SearchContext Class

Represents the search service instance for a Shared Services Provider (SSP).


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

[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
public sealed class SearchContext

The SearchContext object is the entry point to the Enterprise Search[N.Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration] object model. The GetContext() method returns the search context for site, server, or SSP that you specify.


If you use the GetContext overload of the SearchContext class to retrieve the search context, we recommend that your code instantiates the SPSite object within a using statement to ensure the object is released once it's no longer needed. The code in the Example section demonstrates how to do this.

For more information about the SearchContext class and the Enterprise Search Administration object model, see Getting Started with the Enterprise Search Administration Object Model and How to: Return the Search Context for the Search Service Provider.


SearchContext context;
using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://yourSiteName"))
     context = SearchContext.GetContext(site);


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

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