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  • Blog Post: Insights into MS IFilter Testing Strategy.

    Ever since I started dealing with filters, I've seen numerous questions regarding "What does the proper validation of an IFilter mean? What tests should we execute and how to excute them?" . Hence, its only appropriate that we publish a document detailing our rigorous test procedure so that everyone...
  • Blog Post: Debugging IFilters with WDS 3.0 and Windows Vista.

    With the public release of Vista a week back, soon developers will be wondering how to write and debug IFilters in the vista environment. Here's a quick and easy way, in addition to the one stated by Marco under Chronicles of an IFilter development - inception to deployment. : 1. Disable back-off...
  • Blog Post: Chronicles of an IFilter development - inception to deployment.

    I often asked myself the question - How do independent vendors develop IFilters for MS Search Products and what are the challanges they face? It occurred to me that if I could somehow document the development lifecycle of an IFilter developed by someone other than Microsoft, it'd probably provide answers...
  • Blog Post: Breaking the monolithic Filter dll.

    An issue came up recently where the architecture of one of our filters had to be changed. The change involved making the filter dll dependent on a few other dlls dropped during the installation process. As with all revolutionary changes, the Search Daemon revolted when we tried to index contents using...
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