IPublishedContentQuery

    The IPublishedContentQuery interface contains different query methods for accessing strongly typed content in services etc.

    How to inject IPublishedContentQuery

    In order to inject the IPublishedContentQuery into your services, you must add a using statement for Umbraco.Cms.Core and inject the service using the constructor.

    using Umbraco.Cms.Core;
    
    namespace MySite.Services
    {
        public class SearchService
        {
            private readonly IPublishedContentQuery _publishedContentQuery;
    
            public SearchService(IPublishedContentQuery publishedContentQuery)
            {
                _publishedContentQuery = publishedContentQuery;
            }
        }
    }
    

    Now you can access the IPublishedContentQuery through _publishedContentQuery

    Examples

    .Search(string term)

    By default, IPublishedContentQuery will search on Umbraco's 'External' search index for any published content matching the provided search term.

    public IEnumerable<PublishedSearchResult> Search(string searchTerm)
    {
        foreach (var result in _publishedContentQuery.Search(searchTerm))
        {
            yield return result;
        }
    }
    

    .Search(string term, int skip, int take, out long totalRecords)

    Specifying the number of records 'to skip', and the number of records 'to take' is more performant when there are lots of matching search results and there is a requirement to implement paging.

    public IEnumerable<PublishedSearchResult> Search(string searchTerm, int skip = 5, int take = 10)
    {
        foreach (var result in _publishedContentQuery.Search(searchTerm, skip, take, out long totalRecords))
        {
            yield return result;
        }
    }
    

    .Search(IQueryExecutor queryExecutor)

    For more complex searching you can construct an Examine QueryExecutor. In the example the search will execute against content of type "blogPost" only. Further information on using Examine

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using Examine;
    using Umbraco.Cms.Core;
    using Umbraco.Cms.Core.Models.PublishedContent;
    using Umbraco.Cms.Infrastructure.Examine;
    using Umbraco.Extensions;
    
    namespace MySite.MyCustomIndex
    {
        public class SearchService
        {
            private readonly IPublishedContentQuery _publishedContentQuery;
            private readonly IExamineManager _examineManager;
    
            public SearchService(IPublishedContentQuery publishedContentQuery, IExamineManager examineManager)
            {
                _publishedContentQuery = publishedContentQuery;
                _examineManager = examineManager;
            }
    
            public IEnumerable<PublishedSearchResult> Search(string searchTerm)
            {
                if (!_examineManager.TryGetIndex(Constants.UmbracoIndexes.ExternalIndexName, out IIndex index))
                {
                    throw new InvalidOperationException($"No index found by name{Constants.UmbracoIndexes.ExternalIndexName}");
                }
    
                var query = index.Searcher.CreateQuery(IndexTypes.Content);
                var queryExecutor = query.NodeTypeAlias("blogPost").And().ManagedQuery(searchTerm);
    
                foreach (var result in _publishedContentQuery.Search(queryExecutor))
                {
                    yield return result;
                }
            }
        }
    }