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By Rich Morin and David Hill
The first and only dedicated book on Spotlight for developers!
An in-depth developer's guide to adding the search power of Spotlight to your Mac OS X applications. While this book shows you how to take advantage of Spotlight's blazingly fast search capabilities in your daily computing tasks, it also goes way beyond the basics, providing comprehensive coverage of the Spotlight API for developers. Spotlight aficionados Rich Morin and David Hill will teach you:
-How the Spotlight technology works with the file system as a tightly integrated part of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
-How to utilize Spotlight in your own applications.
-Detailed coverage of search query string syntax.
-How to write search queries, using either Carbon or Cocoa.
-How to make your own application files searchable by Spotlight.
-How (and when) to write importers.