With so many search providers to choose from, it's important that your site uses an abstracted implementation that doesn't rely on specifics of the underlying search engine. That way, you can decide later whether you'll use Live Search or SharePoint or some other provider as your search solution.

In the September issue of MSDN Magazine, Marco Bellinaso shows you how to build a pluggable search infrastructure that you can add to your own Web site. Marco also implements search providers for both Live Search and SharePoint so you can take advantage of either in your ASP.NET applications.

You can explore the sample code for this article online, or download the code for use on your computer.

Check out more of our ASP.NET coverage in the MSDN Magazine archives.

Happy coding!

Terrence Dorsey