LightSwitch Article Index
The number of LightSwitch articles on my blog is starting to grow. This landing “page” should provide you an easy reference to all the articles I have published about LightSwitch.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 LightSwitch
- Uploading Images – Capture, modify, then upload images in the LightSwitch HTML Client.
- Delayed HTML Client Splash Screen – Adding a delay to the LightSwitch HTML Client splash screen.
- LightSwitchFX – A great new LightSwitch resource from Matt Ireland.
- Printer List – Get a list of printers configured on the Server side of your LightSwitch application.
- Database Image to File – Save an image from a LightSwitch database to a file on a user’s computer.
- Send Emails from the Server - Send out emails from the Server project using a SendGrid account.
- Branching in TFS – Do branching when using Team Foundation Server with LightSwitch.
- Stimulsoft Reporting – Introducing Stimulsoft components for embedded reporting.
- HTML5 Clients – A preview of the HTML5 client features on the way.
- OData Services Only – Using LightSwitch to scaffold an oData services only solution.
- Beautiful Applications – Metro styling an application
Microsoft Visual Studio 2011 (Beta) LightSwitch
- Citizen Devloper Video Series – A video introduction to LightSwitch for the Citizen developer.
- What’s New in VS2011 Beta – A presentation slide deck and presentation notes.
- 8 Ways to Reporting and Printing Success – Mitigate any of this niggly reporting and printing issues.
- Consuming OData – Integrating Open Data protocol data into your LightSwitch solution.
- A First Class Citizen – Visual Studio 2011 now includes LightSwitch!
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011
- Granular Reference Data – Reference data using Reference data.
- Data First – Taking a data-centric approach to LightSwitch development.
- A Little Productivity – A free downloadable starter kit to bootstrap your LightSwitch development.
- The Citizen Developer – Championing the cause of the latent programmer.
- Primary Child Entity – A technique for defining a primary child entity.
- Application Defaults – Loading default data on deployment.
- Book Review – Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development
- Multi-select Checklist – a call for help to enable a multi-select checklist control.
- Code Project Contest – my submission to the CodeProject LightSwitch Star contest
- What’s New – a small update on some of my recent projects.
- Beautiful Themes – a review of beautifully crafted themes from LightSwitchExtras.com.
- Business Analyst Perspective – an objective view of the LightSwitch value proposition.
- EDMUG Presentation – slide deck and takeaway notes from my Sept. 12, 2011 Edmonton .Net User Group presentation.
- RadRichTextBox - binding the RadRichTextBox control to a database.
- Interop to the Calculator – open the system Calculator using Interop.
- Custom Business Type – create a custom business type using the LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit.
- Theme Resources – a growing list of resources for downloadable themes.
- How to Install a Theme – a step by step tutorial on how to install a theme.
- RTM Release - The official release of the RTM… yeah!
Beta 2 Release
- Top 10 Fundamentals – A list of top 10 fundamentals that newbie LightSwitch will benefit from understanding.
- Passing Parameters to Reports – Using the DevExpress XtraReports LightSwitch Extension with Parameters.
- Users as Lookup Lists – A WCF way of getting listings of users.
- Would You Like Fries With That? – What do you want in the release?
- Email from the Client Project- Sending emails from the client application.
- Telerik Reports – Using the Telerik Report Viewer via WCF in LightSwitch.
- Stakeholder Management – A simple stakeholder management architecture implemented with LightSwitch.
- Reference Tables with Relationships – Shows how to use tables for reference, or “lookup”, type information.
- Many-To-Many Relationships – An example implementation of a many-to-many table relationship.
- What is New in Beta 2 – A quick review and summary of what is new in Beta 2
Beta 1 Release
- How to Make Money with LightSwitch – A common sense view of what value LightSwitch will offer.
- oData and a Telerik RadMap – This was a fun showing oData source items as PinPoints on a Telerik RadMap.
- Consuming oData – A quickie on creating a simple WCF service used to proxy an oData data source.
- Send an Email from LightSwitch – Leverage the System.Net.Mail namespace to send an email from your LightSwitch application.
- Creating and Using a Query – Create better contextual data visualization using LightSwitch queries.
- Creating Table Relationships – A primer on relational database management systems and how to implement relationships in LightSwitch.
- Entity Field Custom Validation – This article shows you how to perform custom validation on an entity field.
- Computed Field Property – Create an entity field that displays a value that is computed.
- Customizing Field Properties – Use the LightSwitch designer to customize the presentation of your field and its data.
- Adding Telerik Controls – An example of how to use Telerik Silverlight controls in your LightSwitch application.
- Adding Custom Silverlight Controls – This article is actually a reference to a Michael Washington article at aDefWebServer.com.
- Customizing a Data Entity – Use the designer to customize a LightSwitch data entity.
- Solution Explorer Logical View and File View – Know when to switch between both views when developing a LightSwitch application.
- Quick Start – An example scenario where I create a quick, and dirty, LightSwitch application.
- First Use – An article illustrating what happened when I selected to create a LightSwitch application using Visual Studio 2010.
- My First #fail at the Beta 1 Installation – Just like the title says. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes:)
- Beta 1 Available for MSDN Subscribers – Where to download LightSwitch Beta 1
Before Beta 1 Release
- A Value Proposition for the Enterprise - A former Business Analyst’s take on what LightSwitch can bring to the table.
- CodeCast (Episode 88) Takeaway Notes – Some notes I took when listening to Jay Schmelzer on a CodeCast episode.
- A Data Driven Approach – Some notes and thoughts about how a data driven approach is used for developing LightSwitch applications.
- Beyond the Basics (Channel 9 Video) Takeaway Notes – More notes from an Channel9 video where Beth Massi interviews Joe Binder from the LightSwitch team.
- Behind the Pretty Face – A reiteration of an LightSwitch team blog article on the architecture behind LightSwitch.
- Visual Studio IDE – This is an article that examines the Visual Studio IDE used for designing LightSwitch applications.
- An Introduction – This is my first article which introduces LightSwitch.