net.rim.device.api.unifiedsearch.searchables
Interface ExternalSearchProvider

All Known Implementing Classes:
ExtendedSearchProvider

public interface ExternalSearchProvider

Defines the basic behavior that an external search provider should implement. An external search provider is another application or network server that provides a search service.

Category:
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.
Since:
BlackBerry API 6.0.0

Method Summary
Category: Signed  long getContentType()
          Returns the content type.
Category: Signed  Image getProviderIcon()
          Returns the provider's icon.
Category: Signed  String getProviderName()
          Returns the provider's name with the localized string "Local Search" appended to it.
Category: Signed  long getRegistrationID()
          Returns the registration ID for this provider.
Category: Signed  void search(String keywords)
          Begins a search based on the keywords supplied.
Category: Signed  void setRegistrationID(long id)
          Sets the registration ID for this provider at the time of registration.
 



Method Detail

getProviderName

String getProviderName()
Returns the provider's name with the localized string "Local Search" appended to it.

Returns:
The name of the provider.
Category:
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.
Since:
BlackBerry API 6.0.0

getProviderIcon

Image getProviderIcon()
Returns the provider's icon.

Returns:
An icon of the provider.
Category:
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.
Since:
BlackBerry API 6.0.0

getContentType

long getContentType()
Returns the content type. See SearchableContentTypeConstants for more information.

Returns:
The content type.
Category:
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.
Since:
BlackBerry API 6.0.0

search

void search(String keywords)
Begins a search based on the keywords supplied.

Parameters:
keywords - The search keyword phrase.
Category:
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.
Since:
BlackBerry API 6.0.0

getRegistrationID

long getRegistrationID()
Returns the registration ID for this provider.

Returns:
The registration ID.
Category:
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.
Since:
BlackBerry API 6.0.0

setRegistrationID

void setRegistrationID(long id)
Sets the registration ID for this provider at the time of registration.

Parameters:
id - The registration ID generated by SearchRegistry.
Category:
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.
Since:
BlackBerry API 6.0.0





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