Yesterday I've tried to create a custom search-dialog in a tabbed palette for Adobe Bridge.
I need this custom dialog in a tabbed palette because I use Bridge as an image-database where I often need to search for keyword-combinations.
It is not efficient for me to open the find dialog for each search and add a search-criteria for every keyword.
So I want to create my easy custom search.
In this custom dialog I have my keyword-list where I can select the keywords I want to search for and the search-option "match all of the keywords" or "match one of them".
The creation and selection of the keywords and search-option works.
Now I want to click on a button in my tabbed palette (like clicking "find" in the find dialog), give the data to the Bridge search and execute it. But I don't know how.
It seems to me that I need the function getBridgeUriForSearch from the ExtensionHandler. But I don't understand how to do this (I didn't create the dialog as an extension) and I think there must be an easier way.
I use only information which you can insert in the normal find dialog - there are no new or unknown information for the Bridge search. So there must be a way that I can call the Bridge search with this information.
I would be very happy if somebody could help me...
That would be bad for me
I thought to execute the search will be the easiest thing o the whole scripting-thing...
I have CS5.1.
In the SDK-examples I found a Custom search but this script extends only the find-dialog...
Can I implement this small custom search in another way? I read about flex but I've never used this. Would that help me?
Like Mark I've had no success at using search. Flex is not going to help as it does not have access to Bridge.
If I was doing something like this I would find the relevant matchs on the keywords and put each find into a Collection.
Hm looks like I have to give up...
If the kewyords in the filters would be presented in a hirarchical structure - that would also be ok, but it seems that this is not possible, too.
I think I will source this search out to a lokal web-script. It won't be so fast as bridge but I think this is the only solution to get the images by selecting keywords in a hirarchical structure...
Thank you for your efforts and sorry if I wasted your time.