Replace DNN Search Box
In version 3 you can use the button Patch DNN Skins. Be careful though when uninstalling SearchBoost: you have to manually remove references to SearchBoost from all patched skins (in latest version you can automatically unpatch all patched skin files).
Using SearchBoost as a skin object requires some manual setup:
Locate the ascx file of the skin you want to install SearchBoost into; in our example, we’ll assume the skin is in
/Portals/_default/Skins/MinimalExtropy/index.ascxor the default path:
Open the skin ascx file (in our example, that is index.ascx) in your favorite text editor
Before declaring our tag, we need to register our control; add the following line right after the
<%@Control..>declaration the ascx file:
<%@ Register TagPrefix="avt" TagName="SearchBoost" Src="~/DesktopModules/DnnSharp/SearchBoost/SearchInput.ascx"%>
- Use Search Boost tag. Simply add the following line in the same skin ascx file to the place you want it to show up:
<avt:SearchBoost runat = "server" id = "avtSearch" />
Note that this only applies for Search Input module. The results module doesn’t work as a Skin Object, it only works as a module.
Search Boost 3.2 brings forth an Unpatch Skins button that allows users to more easily remove SB as skin from the site.