The Witzend Search Library component SDK is a toolkit
of fast file searching functions, offering grep-like
find in files capabilities for Windows and the Web. Drop the Search Library
component into your project and instantly your program becomes a file search
powerhouse, able to quickly find text strings in disk files and documents
such as PDF, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and HTML.
Available as both a fast dynamic link library and small
Search Library is canned software that you can add to your
programming project in just minutes. Instantly your Win32 applications and
Web pages acquire sophisticated search capabilities:
"Witzend's example code is extremely well-written....
well-commented and thoughtfully crafted...."
ŻŻ Visual Studio Magazine, December 2001
Specify search parameters, then call a single function. The Search Library
does all the work. Boolean and proximity operators AND, OR, NOT, and NEAR
let your application search for up to 256 strings at once. Date and size
filters can narrow searches to, say, only those files dated within the last
month between 10K and 50K in size; other filters limit searches to
specific file types.|
The Search Library can create its own thread on which to conduct searches, giving your program freedom to conduct other tasks while the search is underway. It can even automatically replace text in files. A host of features and search options ensures your program retains tight control over the entire search process.
Search documents and ZIP archives.
The Search Library quickly scans document files in popular
formats such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, and
Adobe Acrobat PDF. It can also reach into ZIP
files and search archived contents. You can experience these
features yourself by downloading the demonstration
program described in the next section. |
Search backward or forward through buffers of any
size, searching for ANSI, double-byte, or Unicode strings. Set search
options such as case-sensitivity (find Abc but not abc)
and whole-word searching (find any but not anywhere).
The Search Library can even find misspelled words through its fuzzy-search
DLL or ActiveX control -- your choice.
For Win32 applications, it doesnt get any
faster than the Search Librarys small and quick dynamic link
library. Or if you prefer, choose the Librarys ActiveX control,
which accommodates a wide variety of programming scenarios:|
Efficient and simple programming interface.
The Search Library handles all search operations
through only eight exported functions, and generally an application
requires the services of only three functions. For example, to search
disk files a program calls only InitFileSearch,
SearchFile, and CloseFileSearch.|
Some search products must first index the files
they are about to search, but not the Witzend Search Library. The Search
Library does not index files before searching them -- it doesnt need
to because its so fast. The Library shines when searching files
frequently updated, because no time is wasted in continually building a
new search index.|
Extensive documentation and example code.
The Search Library SDK includes complete on-line
documentation and lots of example source code. Sample projects show
clearly how to use the Search Library whether you work with C++, C#,
Visual Basic, MS Access, VBScript, or Java.
"The documentation is voluminous, including plenty of tutorial material....tools and documentation address C++, VB, and Web venues...."
ŻŻ Visual Studio Magazine
Download the demonstration program (pictured at the top of this page) to take the Search Library for a test drive. Written to showcase the Search Librarys speed and flexibility, the WitzSrch program is a very useful (and very free) utility that quickly locates files using the Search Librarys Boolean and proximity operators. If you like the WitzSrch program, please feel free to add it permanently to your utility collection.
The download file Setup1.exe (350K) installs the WitzSrch program and the Search Library modules to the folder of your choice. Once installed, WitzSrch can be run either directly or as a shell extension. Simply right click a folder in any File Explorer window and select Witzend Search from the pop-up menu. The Readme file contains more information about WitzSrch and the Witzend Search Library.
WitzSrch includes an uninstaller. If you wish to remove the program after trying it out, simply run Add/Remove Programs to delete the files from your computer.
The Witzend Search Library runs under all 32-bit versions of the Windows operating systems, including Windows 95 and above. All core functions are written in highly-optimized 32-bit assembly language, assuring maximum speed and minimum size. The Search Library is completely thread-safe and can be accessed simultaneously by multiple threads.
Built from the same core set of search routines, the Librarys different executable versions are designed to fulfill the requirements of different application types. Either of the two versions will give your programs fast file search capabilities, but which version best meets your needs depends on your project:
|Search Library Form||File Size||Additional Files Required||Threading||Number of Functions||Scripting Access||Runtime License|
|ActiveX control||99K||C runtime||apartment||68||yes||yes|
Dynamic Link Library. Less than 22K in size, the Witzend Search Library in its DLL form requires no other auxiliary files. It does not rely on a class library such as MFC and does not link to the C runtime library. The DLL exports only eight functions: three for searching and/or replacing buffer data, three for handling search and replace operations in files, and two service functions. The DLL can be used by any application written in a Win32 language such as C, C++, C#, Delphi, Visual Basic, etc.
The Search Librarys ActiveX control edition conforms to standard
apartment threading. It does not rely on an external class library such as MFC,
but assumes the presence of the C runtime library. Designed for .NET
applications, Web-based scripting access, ASP and PHP pages, and server-side
programs, the control exposes over 60 properties that govern search
parameters and behavior.
"If you're looking for a search toolkit that's fast, powerful, and reasonably priced, I think you'll like this one."
ŻŻ Visual Studio Magazine
The Search Library is available for a one-time license fee of $199 US, which includes:
|Free updates to next version.|
|Free technical support throughout the warranty period.|
|Both the dynamic link library and ActiveX control executables.|
Complete on-line documentation and extensive example projects, including
source code for a simpler version of the WitzSrch demonstration program
described above. (Source code for the Search Library itself is not included.)|
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