Daft search restrictions


Junior Contributor
Feb 17, 2003
I did a search for ICustomTypeDescriptor only to be told that no results were found and that (presumably this was the reason) ICustomTypeDescriptor had been excluded from the search because it was either too short, too long or too common. Presumably it was too long. Isn't it a bit silly that there's an exclusion for words which are too long?


Oct 22, 2002
Arizona, USA
Unlucky you, your word is 21 chars long and the max is currently set to 20! I sent a note to iNet since increasing the maximum length will make their database/index grow larger. I don't think they'll have a problem with increasing it, but who knows.

For now, you can also use google to do most of your searches. Try this:
ICustomTypeDescriptor site:xtremedotnettalk.com

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that anyone has posted on that word yet - or google is limiting it's database, too? Who knows :)

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