Visualize Your Enterprise Search Results (and Navigation) in SharePoint 2010

A visual representation can be helpful for quickly understanding your search result. We’ve previously seen how to extend the user experience with a Tag Cloud Web Part, so now let’s look at how to leveraging the out-of-the-box refiners to visualize the search results in a SharePoint 2010 search center. We’ll walkthrough how to programmatically add a Bar Chart Web Part, a Web…


Walkthrough: Create a simple Tag Cloud Web Part based on search results

Let’s see how we can extend the SharePoint 2010 search user experience by programmatically implementing a Tag Cloud Web Part. We’ll use the Federation OM, the object model (OM) Web Parts in SharePoint 2010 are based on, to create a Web Part like in the screen shot below.  Background The communication model between the search Web Parts changed from SharePoint…

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