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Area: Episerver Search & Navigation
Applies to versions: 12 and higher
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Custom object creation

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This topic explains how to customize instantiation of objects returned in search results in Episerver Search & Navigation (formerly Episerver Find).

How it works

When objects returned in search results are deserialized, they are instantiated by the JSON.NET serializer. If you require a custom action when instantiating the objects, customize the instantiation with the Client conventions.

Example

An example of configuring custom instantiation can look like this:

//using EPiServer.Find.ClientConventions;

client.Conventions.ForType<BlogPost>()
    .CreateUsing(() => new BlogPost("someCtorParamValue"));

Note: If indexed objects are so complex that they require custom instantiation, they are often not suitable as search results. It might be better to project the search results to another, simpler class using the Select method.

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Last updated: Oct 31, 2016

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