The DSearch code sample demonstrates how to create a class for a static console application to query Windows Search using the Microsoft.Search.Interop assembly for ISearchQueryHelper.

This topic contains the following sections.


Product Product Version
Windows Windows 7, 8.1, or 10
Windows SDK 7.0 or greater

Downloading the Sample

This sample is available in the following location.

Location Path URL
GitHub DSearch sample


For all versions of Windows, including Windows 7, it is recommended to download the samples directly from GitHub for the most up to date version.

Building the Sample

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the DSearch project directory.

  2. Double-click the icon for the DSearch.sln file to open the project in Visual Studio.


    The sln file was created under an older version of Visual Studio, thus upgrading it will be required if you are running Visual Studio 2012 or newer. This will not impact the sample's behavior.

  3. From the Build menu, select Build Solution.

Running the Sample

  1. Navigate to the directory that contains the new executable, using the Command Prompt window or Windows Explorer.
  2. At the command prompt, enter DSearch.exe, or from Windows Explorer, double-click the icon for DSearch.exe.





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