Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17


Accessing the Windows Search from VB

Posted on 2003-10-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Anyone have a code sample of calling the windows search function from VB?

This would be the same as clicking START/FIND/FILES and FOLDERS, typing in the search criteria and clicking the SEARCH button.

Basically I want the user to be able to type in some text in a box and when they click search, my program would launch the search function as if the user did all the steps listed above. I would provide the start path and pass along the information the user typed in.

The other solution would be for me to just walk down the directory tree myself in the code but since I don't actually do anything after the search I am thinking calling the windows search would be a better solution.
Question by:schworak
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

Richie_Simonetti earned 750 total points
ID: 9602496
Please, delete this and use Reload This question Link instead of push Refresh button from your browser, it submmit the data again.
LVL 16

Expert Comment

ID: 9617398
The real thread is another Q. This is a duplicate one.

Expert Comment

ID: 9617719
Sorry, didn't notice that.  Looks like we both found the same place though.
LVL 27

Expert Comment

ID: 10154725
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:
No response from schworak from 10/24/2003 comment
Award points to fishage is recommend.
Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.

EE Cleanup Volunteer

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you have ever used Microsoft Word then you know that it has a good spell checker and it may have occurred to you that the ability to check spelling might be a nice piece of functionality to add to certain applications of yours. Well the code that…
This article describes some techniques which will make your VBA or Visual Basic Classic code easier to understand and maintain, whether by you, your replacement, or another Experts-Exchange expert.
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Suggested Courses

660 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question