I’ve been learning and writing a lot of ASP.NET code the past couple months and thought it was time to try a fun project.  This Bing and Twitter search sample application uses basic web API’s to retrieve search results on a character by character basis.  Unfortunately ASP.NET isn’t nearly as fast as client side scripting (like Google instant) but I gave it a try with server side processing.  Try it out- clearly, this type of application works best on the client side!

You’ll have to pause a bit between keystrokes to see results on the screen but they’ll eventually show up.   For the Bing search you can choose between Web and News results. A bonus- no ads, no cookies stored, no privacy issues :-)

Here’s the sample Techybit Quick Search page.

Here’s the code for the application.