I setup a web parts page in SP2010 with an advanced search web part on it. When the advanced search form is submitted, it sends its parameters to a custom page named results.aspx, where I have web parts to display the search results and other search-related data. That's all working fine.

What I can't get working is showing the user their query on the results page. Ideally I'd like to redisplay the advanced search web part with their search parameters filled in. When I put the advanced search web part on the page, however, it comes up with all the fields empty. Is there a way to auto-populate this web part with the search parameters on the results page? If not, is there any other way to show the user what they searched for?

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If you posted your query to another page, the query should be in Response.QueryString right? You should be able to fetch it from there

  • Brilliant, thanks! I sometimes forget that SharePoint is also an ASP app :P
    – stomcavage
    Mar 1, 2011 at 15:26

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