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Querying the Index Programmatically

There are several ways to use Windows Search to query the index.

This section provides the conceptual framework for querying the index programmatically:

Note  Legacy Microsoft Windows Desktop Search (WDS) 2x compatibility: On computers running Windows XP and later, ISearchDesktop is deprecated. Instead, developers should use ISearchQueryHelper to get a connection string and to parse the user's query into Structured Query Language (SQL), and then query through Object Linking and Embedding Database (OLE DB).

Additional Resources

Related topics

Windows Search Development Guide
Managing the Index
Extending the Windows Search Index
Extending Language Resources



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