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I'd like to create a custom search provider for a sharepoint document library on Windows 7

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Have a look at Create a Windows 7 Federated Search provider for SharePoint by Ian Morrish. This describes the OSDX file you need to create.

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In case the referenced blog post dissapears, the markup looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="" xmlns:ms-ose="">
<ShortName>WSSDemo Site</ShortName>
<Description>Search the Ian Morrish Sharepoint Demo site.</Description>
<Url type="application/rss+xml" template="{searchTerms}&amp;start={startIndex}&amp;s=WSSDemo%20Content"/>
<Url type="text/html" template="{searchTerms}&amp;s=WSSDemo%20Content"/>
<!-- Win7 M3 syntax -->
<ms-ose:property name="TreatLinkAsEnclosure">-1</ms-ose:property>
<!-- Win7 Beta syntax -->
<ms-ose:ResultsProcessing format="application/rss+xml">

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