Capture search query string on an asp net mvc app using application insights on

Introduction

ASP.NET is a popular programming used for building web applications. One requirement in web applications is to capture the search query string. In this article, we will explore how to capture the search query string on an ASP.NET MVC app Application Insights.

Setting up Application Insights

Before we can capture the search query string, we need to set up Application Insights in our ASP.NET MVC app. Application Insights is a powerful tool provided by Microsoft for monitoring and analyzing the performance of web applications.

To set up Application Insights, follow these steps:


// Add the following code to your ASP.NET MVC app's configuration file (web.config)

  
  
  
    YOUR_INSTRUMENTATION_KEY
  

Replace “YOUR_INSTRUMENTATION_KEY” with the actual instrumentation key provided by Application Insights.

Capturing the Search Query String

Once Application Insights is set up, we can capture the search query string in our ASP.NET MVC app. The search query string is typically passed as a in the URL.

To capture the search query string, follow these steps:

In the above code, we create an instance of the TelemetryClient provided by Application Insights. We then use the TrackEvent method to capture the search query string as an event with the name “Search” and the query string as a custom .

Viewing the Captured Search Query String

Once the search query string is captured, we can view it in the Application Insights portal. The captured search query strings can be found under the “” section.

To view the captured search query strings, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Application Insights portal.
  2. to your app's dashboard.
  3. on the “Events” tab.
  4. Filter the events by the event name “Search”.
  5. Click on an event to view the captured search query string.

By following these steps, you can easily capture and view the search query string on your ASP.NET MVC app using Application Insights.

Conclusion

Capturing the search query string is an important requirement in web applications. By using Application Insights, we can easily capture and analyze the search query strings in our ASP.NET MVC app. This allows us to gain insights into user behavior and the search functionality of our app.

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