Insights into MS IFilter Testing Strategy.

Ever since I started dealing with filters, I’ve seen numerous questions regarding “What does the proper validation of an IFilter mean? What tests should we execute and how to excute them?” . Hence, its only appropriate that we publish a document detailing our rigorous test procedure so that everyone targeting components at MS Search products…

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Debugging IFilters with WDS 3.0 and Windows Vista.

With the public release of Vista a week back, soon developers will be wondering how to write and debug IFilters in the vista environment. Here’s a quick and easy way, in addition to the one stated by Marco under Chronicles of an IFilter development – inception to deployment.:  1.     Disable back-off (this prevents the indexer to…

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