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  • satjinder 16 posts 28 karma points
    Mar 24, 2009 @ 23:26

    is there any search utility for umbraco 4

    Hi there,

    I am using umraco 4 for my website. It is a great CMS solution on .net platform.

    I want to implement a search and had a look at umbracoUtitlities which does not work on umbraco 4. I want some search controls build on top of Lucene 2.0.

    Can anyone please tell me if there is an upgraded version of umbracoSearch / umbracoUtilites?
    or any other search control?

  • Petr Snobelt 923 posts 1534 karma points
    Mar 25, 2009 @ 08:20
    Petr Snobelt

    I don't have any info about umbracoSearch, but you can try XSLT search


  • Dirk De Grave 4538 posts 6009 karma points MVP 3x admin c-trib
    Mar 25, 2009 @ 08:29
    Dirk De Grave

    Or roll your own search engine. I've done it once as I had a need to search for specific documents (a property which is currently not indexed). Find some details at


  • satjinder 16 posts 28 karma points
    Mar 25, 2009 @ 22:31

    Thanks Petr, i forgot to mention that my requirements are to search pdf docs as well and i doubt if xslt can do it.

    Dirk, I have actually already been to your page and also gave it a go. The thing where I had got stuck was the type "SearchResult". I am not sure what assembly that comes from. Is that something from umbraco or you have built it?


  • Dirk De Grave 4538 posts 6009 karma points MVP 3x admin c-trib
    Mar 25, 2009 @ 23:18
    Dirk De Grave


    Actually, 'SearchResult' is a bit obfuscated as it isn't the real class name (Didn't want to reveal real names). It's just a class that holds info found for each 'Hit' returned by the Lucene search. Nothing fancy (just 1 ctor and a bunch of properties).


  • Hans 23 posts 57 karma points
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 10:33

    Today I released my UmbSearch2 package. You can download this package from The source code is there available as well.

    UmbSearch2 is the successor of the well-known umbSearch package that was available for Umbraco v3. However this version is for Umbraco v4 ! It uses the Lucene search engine to find DOCUMENTS AND MEDIA items that satisfy a search query. Currently it handles only *.txt and *.pdf. I am working on a MS Word parser. Any help on the MS Word parser is welcome!
    A search action can be performed with multiple search items. You can also use wildcards like ' * ' and ' ? '. The list with search results will highlight the search items you have been looking for.

    I hope it will suit your needs!


  • Shannon Deminick 1518 posts 5224 karma points hq
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 12:08
    Shannon Deminick

    We've been working on Umbraco Examine for a while and have it in numerous production sites. It's well documented and extensible. Alex from the core and myself will be modifying the source for umbraco 4.1 and this may make it's way into the core.


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