really thanks for your very fast help..especially on sunday.
i have few more questions. please reply whenever you have time.
1) i have enabled 'Highlight search text in results' and it highlights the text as per se. but i need the text highlighted even when the page/post containing the text open as a result of clicking the result.
i have installed a plugin named 'Highlight Search Terms' and it highlights not only the text in result set but also when somebody clicks one of the links in the results set and it opens a new page. you can try this using the original theme search box at the top. can we do it like that in ASP?
2) can you please let me know how to disable 'did you mean' when no results are found. i just don't want to display anything.
3) is it possible for you to replace my theme search box 'in place' with ajax search pro box? i mean in the same place where the current theme search box is?