I am using asp.net2 and VB
.Net. I wondered whether anyone could point me in the right direction on how to create a website search function particularly searching PDF files located on the web server.
I am starting with a blank canvas on this task so any ideas on how to implement this would be much appreciated.
My initial thought is for the PDF content to be also housed in a SQL Server table and the search performed on this table.
Saying that, the website currently just uses a simple file structure and the chap who maintains the website would like to keep it this way. So I was wondering whether there is a different alternative to a database approach.
Just to make this even more interesting the current hosting for this site is on a shared server so installation of search software could an issue.