ISearchQueryHelper::get_QueryContentLocale method (searchapi.h)

Gets the language code identifier (LCID) for the query.


HRESULT get_QueryContentLocale(
  [out, retval] LCID *plcid


[out, retval] plcid

Type: LCID*

Receives a pointer to the locale identifier used.

Return value


If this method succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.


The locale identifier has the components necessary to uniquely identify one of the installed system-defined locales. The locale retrieved is used for word breaking, normalizing, and stemming the string values extracted from the query string. If the locale identifier was not set with ISearchQueryHelper::put_QueryContentLocale, the active input locale is retrieved.

Checkout the DSearch code sample to see how to create a class for a static console application to query Windows Search using the Microsoft.Search.Interop assembly for ISearchQueryHelper.


Minimum supported client Windows XP with SP2, Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 with SP1 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header searchapi.h
Redistributable Windows Desktop Search (WDS) 3.0

See also



Querying the Index Programmatically

Querying the Index with Windows Search SQL Syntax