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

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Building a Custom Small Search Box

The dedicated document search functionality can also be delivered with a custom small Search box instead of a Web Part, or maybe a combination of the two, as is demonstrated by the accompanying sample named SmallDocumentSearcher in the download package. Chapter 3 covered the workings of the small Search box in detail, so we can be brief here.

The small Search box is picked up on the master pages that are active in the different sites via the SharePoint DelegateControl control. This control will load either an ASP.NET user control or an ASP.NET server control for display. The choice depends on the Features that are active at that time and that contain a Control element with an ID that is known by the DelegateControl ...

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