CKS:Enhanced Blog Edition - Enable Search

The other day I started coding a custom searchfunctionality to use with the Community Kit for SharePoint’s Enhanced Blog Edition (CKS:EBE) – which is what this blog is running on. However, while it would be fun and all to create a new custom search functionality for the EBE – someone beat me to it. Daniel over at ZevenSeas has posted a blogpost on the subject and explains what the searchbox can do. You can download the project on codeplex here. Screenshots of the searchbox in use with the EBE: Hope that you can find some good use for this searchbox,…

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MOSS 2007: Creating a custom AJAX UserControl that will query the SharePoint Search Query Object Model to perform searches

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: http://www.zimmergren.net If you’ve read my last two blogposts you already know how to configure ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX for your SharePoint Server and how do deploy a UserControl that uses AJAX functionality on you SharePoint Server. You can find my previous articles here: MOSS 2007- Add support for AJAX in your SharePoint installation MOSS 2007 – Using AJAX UserControls in SharePoint This blogpost shows a simple implementation of a UserControl that uses the Object Model to query the search service using a keyword and then using an UpdatePanel in AJAX to present…

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MOSS 2007: Customize the Search Result (using XSLT) - Part 3 - Customize using SharePoint Designer 2007

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: http://www.zimmergren.net After being rather busy the last couple of weeks due to taking the SharePoint Certifications as well as tutoring some MOSS 2007 Development around the country it has finally begun to lighten up again. Being the geeky nerd that I am (Yeah, like you aint?), of course the first thing that comes to my mind is to complete the two articles about customizing the Search Results Page with a third post on the subject which will show you a trick to use SharePoint Designer to generate your custom XSLT. These posts are…

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MOSS 2007: Customizing the Search Results Page (XSLT) - Part 2 - Add highlighting

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: http://www.zimmergren.net In one of my previous blogposts I wrote about how you easily could alter the XSLT of a the Search Core Results Web Part on your Search Results Page in order to achieve a customization to the presentation of the output. In this article I will scratch on the surface of some more XSLT and show you how you can implement the HitHighligting Template in order to achieve colored/customized display of the search words you entered. What is the HitHighligting Template? Well, basically the HitHighligting template offers you the ability to…

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MOSS 2007: Connect a custom Search Page to a custom Search Scope

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: http://www.zimmergren.net The other day I got a comment on a post from one of my readers who wanted to know how you can connect your custom created Search Page with a specific Search Scope. Create a custom Search Page Navigate to your Search Center (http://yourcompany/SearchCenter) Choose "Site Actions -> Create Page" Create a new Search Page by using the "(Welcome Page) Search Page" template and fill in your details It should look like this: Create a custom Search Results Page Make sure that you are back…

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MOSS 2007: Customize the Search Result (using XSLT)

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: http://www.zimmergren.net Since people have been bugging me to get started with the blogging again, I guess I should just take their advice and get to it. This blogpost will cover the basics of customizing your search results-page using XSLT. I will in a later blogpost also show you how you can use SharePoint Designer as a tool to create the actual XSLT for you in combination with the DataViewer Web Part, and then how you can modify the created XSLT to match whatever specifications you’ve got in your designs. I would recommend…

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MOSS 2007: Search and Indexing

In this post I will show you how to configure search by creating a content source that should be indexed and a search scope to limit the results when searcing. I will also show you how to customize the Search Center and adding a tab with a custom search and search results page. I will walk you though how to set up searchscopes and content sources (such as fileshares). We will begin by creating a content source and a search scope This will presume that youve got a network share with files and folders, e.g. the share whateversomeShare mapped…

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