Is it possible to read from the metadata navigation in a document library so that the selected value(s) can be passed into another web-part (in this case a CoreResultsWebPart ).

The IsNodeSelected property on the MetadataNavigationContext class is reserved for internal use, what is the recommended approach? The metadata navigation does provide a query string in the URL (a very long and complex one) but i'm not sure about trying to de-code this either in case it changes in the next version.

I haven't been able to locate any documentation on how to work with the metadata navigation, any recommendations or links would be greatly appreciated.



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You will find samples of SharePoint 2010 managed metadata term or tag navigation web parts here:

Tree style term set navigation:


Flat glossary-style term set navigation:


Both read the taxonomy structure in term store and provide flexible links to either, the search results (for term or tag ID) or to tag profile pages alternatively.

Thanks, Frank

  • Thanks Frank, but i'm trying to work with the built in metadata navigation, these are links to paid 3rd party web parts. Thanks anyway.
    – toby
    Aug 9, 2011 at 11:18

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