Monday, July 22, 2013

Get all seach scopes for current site collection


In this article we will be seeing about search scopes in SharePoint 2010.|

In this article:
  • Add namespaces
  • Get search context
  • Get all scopes
  • Skip default scopes
  • Add scopes in dropdown
Get all the search scopes:

Add following namespaces.

using Microsoft.Office.Server;
using  Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration;

Use following method to populate all scopes of current site collection in dropdown.

private void GetScopes()
{
SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate()
{
using (SPSite site = new SPSite(SPContext.Current.Site.ID))
{
// Get the search context object.
SearchContext context = SearchContext.GetContext(site);
Scopes scopes = new scopes(context);
foreach(Scope scope in scopes.GetSharedScopes())
{
// Skip following default scopes
// Global Query Exclusion - Everything that should be omitted from all search by default
// Rank Demoted Sites - Sites whose rank will be demoted in click - distance calculation.

if(scope.Name != "Global Query Exclusion" && scope.Name !="Rank demoted Sites")
// Show scopes in dropdown
ddlscopes.Items.Add(scope.Name);
}
}
});
}