There is no fluent API that you can use with the Search. SearchBox and SearchResults are closely related controls. If you are going to have a custom SearchBox and you want to keep the SearchResults in your custom control you should pass the following parameters to the query string, so the SearchResult can read them
IndexCatalogue - name of the pipe
searchQuery - the text you are looking for.
You can also replace the SearchResult control, but in this case you need to implement your own mechanism that will return IResultSet objects
var searchManager = SearchManager.GetManager(null);
IResultSet result = searchManager.Find(
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