Microsoft Windows Search 3.x SDK

Download the Windows Search Software Development Kit to explore sample applications and develop using Visual Studio, C#, and .NET technology.
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    Windows Search 3x SDK.exe


    Windows Desktop Search 3x SDK EULA.doc

    Windows Desktop Search 3x SDK EULA.docx

    Windows Desktop Search 3x SDK EULA.xps

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      The Microsoft Windows Search 3.x SDK includes sample applications demonstrating the key concepts and functionality areas described in the Windows Search Developer's Guide on MSDN. A managed code assembly is also included for .NET development support.

      This SDK can be used with Windows Desktop Search 3.x or Windows Search 4.

      There is no standalone SDK for Windows 7. For Windows 7 support,please download the Windows 7 RTM SDK (
  • Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 x64 editions, Windows Vista, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows XP Service Pack 2

      Windows XP with Windows Desktop Search 3.x or Windows Search 4
      Windows Vista or Windows Vista with Windows Search 4
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