Adaptive search

Adaptive Search is an application independent Find pane based filtering method for known content. The content may be presented in list or grid format.

The search selects the characters, symbols and numbers from the items of known content, and displays them in a grid format on top of the content. User is able to select them one by one and content is filtered to show matching items accordingly.

Figure: Adaptive search

Using adaptive search in applications

The APIs to use for adaptive search is the Searchfield API which is used for providing the searchfield component and has been extended to include the adaptive search functionality.