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Inside the Index and Search Engines: Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Lars Fastrup, Patrick Tissegham

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Extending the End-User Search Experience Through Code

Next we’ll have a look at the options for customizing and extending the search end-user experience from a developer angle. The goal is to give guidance on how you as a developer can create reusable extensions for the Search Center. The examples we’ll cover include adding extra search-related page layouts and pages, adding tabs to the Search Center, dynamically adding and configuring the various Search Web Parts, and substituting the small Search box with a custom one.

Custom Search-Related Page Layouts

The role of a page layout is basically to provide a template for the actual pages that are created in the publishing site. The template defines what data will be captured, what the functionality ...

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