Windows Searching Platform

Ways to use the indexer to make your app great

Using Find My Files in Your App

The new indexing mode of called Find My Files Enhanced expands the number of locations where apps...

Author: adamdwilson Date: 10/24/2018

Fast File Enumeration with Partially Initialized StorageFiles

Summary: Enumerating files in a directory is now 10x faster for certain scenarios in RS3 Requires...

Author: adamdwilson Date: 12/20/2017

Build 2017 Code Samples

UPDATE DECEMBER 2017 Hi everyone, thanks for watching our build talk and following the link to the...

Author: adamdwilson Date: 06/01/2017

Change Tracking: More Betterness

In a couple previous posts on this blog we have covered how a UWP can track changes that are...

Author: adamdwilson Date: 10/04/2016

Searching Private App Data in Windows 10

Up until this point I’ve walked through how you can use the indexer to search through public data on...

Author: adamdwilson Date: 03/30/2016

Accelerating File Operations with the Windows Indexer

The indexer is in MSDN magazine this November! I cover ways that you can improve the performance of...

Author: adamdwilson Date: 11/11/2015

Change tracking Libraries in Universal Windows Apps

December 2016: This content is out of date for Windows Anniversary Update and later I've been...

Author: adamdwilson Date: 07/31/2015

Using Neighbouring File Queries to Power your App

Neighbouring files queries (NFQ) were originally introduced in Windows 8 and we have extended them...

Author: adamdwilson Date: 07/28/2015