Specifying Scope(s) with the KeywordQuery class

Posted Monday, March 10, 2008 2:22 PM by CoreyRoth

Today I realized that when I blogged about how to use the KeywordQuery class, I forgot to mention how to specify the scope(s) you are querying.  You would think there would be a built-in property to set this, but there isn't.  I wanted to see how Microsoft was doing it so I used reflector and examined the notorious SearchResultsHiddenObject that the CoreResultsWebPart uses.  It in fact does what I expected.  It simply iterates through the list of scopes and appends each one to the keyword query string (i.e.: Scope:"Working Documents").  I was hoping there would be a more elegant way of doing this, but this appears to be the way.

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