Accessing the Windows Search from VB

Posted on 2003-10-22
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.
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Please, delete this and use Reload This question Link instead of push Refresh button from your browser, it submmit the data again.

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The real thread is another Q. This is a duplicate one.

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Sorry, didn't notice that.  Looks like we both found the same place though.
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