Extending SharePoint CoreResultsWebPart

My previous post explained technique of altering the search results presentation using XSLT. Though I prefer using XSLT for presentation related changes, server side changes to search logic is not possible using XSLT. This post describes technique on extending the out of the box CoreResultsWebPart for adding server side logic to search query execution. The…

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MOSS Visual Configuration – Part 1 (Search)

One of the reasons for Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007’s popularity and rapid adoption is the fact that MOSS is a platform that provides various services from ECM, Portal, Collaboration to Search and Personalization. MOSS being a platform provides several extensibility opportunities across services – this is obvious from availability of numerous tools and templates…

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Customizing SharePoint 2007 Search Result for Structured Content

The out of the box Search Core Result web part displays search result in a format that is best suited for unstructured content. With results laid out vertically highlighting content that matches the search criteria, it provides end users to quickly skimp through the result set. Though this format is best suited in scenario where…

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