John Kaster

Behind the Screen

Public beta of the new CodeCentral search interface

with 6 comments

There is a new search interface for CodeCentral that is faster and more flexible than the previous search interface. You can see (and use) it at

  • You can now search submissions for multiple products and categories at the same time.
  • All previous search features except for high and low product version are already available. High and low version behavior will have to change because of the new support for searching multiple products.
  • After you enter your search parameters, the browser page redirects to a URL that you can save and re-use whenever you want to search using that criteria again, or give to someone else to use.
  • The search results are displayed in a table that supports sorting by clicking on the column header, and also pages the results so you don’t get a huge page for larger results.
  • When you click on any entry in the table, a new browser window will pop up (unless you override this behavior) and display that CodeCentral entry to you.
  • Searching for a submission date range is hidden by default due to the space the calendars consume in the browser window when you are selecting the date range. To display the "from" and "to" date calendar components, check the "Search by date updated" checkbox.

There are many other features implemented as well, but most of them you should notice while using the new search interface.

More functionality will be coming throughout the beta cycle. As its public beta status indicates, we still have a lot of work to do on it.

I handed off the searching project to Robert Love to work on, and he will be monitoring the CodeCentral project entry in QualityCentral, and the CodeCentral newsgroup for bug reports and suggestions.

The search page has been missing ever since I moved the application to a Windows Server 2003 box when I started having hardware problems on the old CodeCentral server box. It’s nice to finally have a replacement, and drastically improve the search functionality at the same time.

My thanks to Robert Love for the assistance.


Written by John Kaster

December 2, 2004 at 6:24 pm

6 Responses

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  1. My suggestion is to make the "search by keyword" the first/default choice in searching. I don’t recall ever having to search by ID. My searches are usually always by keyword.

    (I have, though, mistakenly typed search terms into the Find by ID box only to find out I was using the wrong edit box)


    Wayne Sherman
    Las Vegas

    Wayne Sherman

    December 5, 2004 at 7:13 pm

  2. Not able to go the above URL and download the codes

    sanjeev moogi

    April 24, 2005 at 11:56 pm

  3. ghhg

    Hrachya Astsatryan

    May 26, 2005 at 3:12 am

  4. how can i find delphi or C# Web Application samples?

    Murat Kara

    June 2, 2005 at 4:30 am

  5. Murat, to find Delphi or C# examples in CodeCentral, go to, select Delphi and C#Builder as your products, and put in the keywords you want to find.

    John Kaster

    June 2, 2005 at 7:31 am

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