This is no longer supported in V8.

We have decided to discontinue support for the ASP.NET search interface (aka the ASP.NET Server Control) in response to changes in our user base and Microsoft's indication of the future of the platform. It is no longer a commercially viable option for us to continue to support.

While V8 does not natively provide an ASP.NET search front end, the older V7 server control (below) is still compatible and it is provided here as a legacy option. Note however that no support will be provided for this option.

ASP.NET Server Control for Zoom Search Engine

Microsoft ASP.NETZoom Search Engine V7 provides support for a native ASP.NET Server Control that allows you to better integrate your custom search engine with your ASP.NET website.

Please refer to the Users Guide or Help file chapter, "Installing the ASP.NET native control" for more information and instructions on how to use this.

Download ASP.NET Server Control button Download ASP.NET Server Control (32-bit) (MSI file, 2.6 MB) 

Download ASP.NET Server Control (64-bit) button Download ASP.NET Server Control (64-bit) (MSI file, 2.1 MB)   

(Last updated: 1/May/2018) Version 7.1 Build 1021

Note that you will need to install the above ASP.NET Server Control on your IIS web server and also index your website using the Indexer application (from the Zoom Search Engine package) with the "ASP.NET" platform selected. selectedYou can select the ASP.NET option by simply selecting the Platform option in Zoom before indexing.


If your web server does not support ASP.NET, you should take a look at the PHP, Classic ASP, CGI, or JavaScript options.

System Requirements for ASP.NET Zoom

To index your website, you will require a computer that is

  • Either a Windows PC or Mac (or a Linux server)
  • with at least 128 MB of memory (more memory is required to index larger sites)
  • and at least 50 megabytes of available disk space

To host and offer online searching using ASP.NET, you will need:

  • A web server* running Internet Information Services (IIS) with .NET Framework 2.0* and ASP.NET 2.0 or later installed.
  • Server-side write permissions for logging of search results (optional)
  • Windows XP SP2 or later, 2003 Server, Vista, 2008 Server, or 7

*Note that only .NET Framework 2.0 is supported. This is now available as part of .NET Framework 3.5.

Other platform options supported

Zoom can also host searches on the following platforms, at the click of a button:

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