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By Michael Washington on 8/24/2014 4:20 PM

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You can embed your LightSwitch application directly into the SharePoint website, rather than the default behavior of launching the application full screen.  You can also navigate directly to a record using deep linking. This is achieved by adding a SharePoint App Part to the project…

By Michael Washington on 8/17/2014 8:18 AM

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App-Stitch recently published an article and a sample application to demonstrate their unique service that allows you to easily create and manage business rules and events in your LightSwitch applications. What this article is about, is taking a look at their sample LightSwitch application, because it contains some features that you may want to use…

By Michael Washington on 8/8/2014 4:25 AM

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The new book that covers Visual Studio LightSwitch and Cloud Business Apps in Visual Studio 2013 has been released…

By Michael Washington on 6/8/2014 9:10 PM

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You can create a Visual Studio LightSwitch SharePoint enabled Cloud Business App (CBA) that consumes and updates SharePoint Lists, including uploading documents to SharePoint Document Libraries. You can even dynamically create SharePoint Document Libraries in code so that they are available for use in your multi-tenant provider-hosted SharePoint applications

By Michael Washington on 6/5/2014 10:12 PM

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When you deploy your SharePoint Provider-Hosted Cloud Business App, you can use an authentication key from the Microsoft Seller Dashboard to allow multiple SharePoint websites to consume the same website application. You can segment the data so that each SharePoint website only sees its own data using row level filtering

By Michael Washington on 6/1/2014 8:45 AM

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A Cloud Business App is simply a Visual Studio LightSwitch application configured to run on SharePoint 2013 (or higher). However, enabling the SharePoint framework adds a lot of functionality:

  • SharePoint Documents
  • SharePoint News Feeds
  • SharePoint Web / User

It is the SharePoint Web / User that we will explore here…

By Michael Washington on 5/17/2014 3:10 PM

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A SharePoint development site is required to develop SharePoint Cloud Business Apps (LightSwitch applications enabled to run on SharePoint). However, to properly test, for example, a multi-tenant Cloud Business App, you will want to have another SharePoint site.

Setting one up is easy once you know how…

By Michael Washington on 5/13/2014 5:56 PM

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The latest update to the ComponentOne Studio for LightSwitch adds data visualization.

This release adds five new charts powered by the D3.js library, Bubble Chart, Gantt Chart, Heatmap, Timeline, and Treemap

By Delordson on Sun, 11 May 2014 14:43:39 GMT

 

LightSwitch is the fastest way to build line of business applications and we have the Apps to prove it! This post is part of a series showcasing the use of LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 to build html5 single page applications.

Welcome to the LightSwitch html5 Risk Assessment App:

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The Risk Assessment App is designed for capturing H&S Risk Assessments (RA’s) in the workplace and mitigating those risks.

This is a fully featured complete LightSwitch html5 line of business application which you can extend and adapt to your specific needs. The source code is now available priced at just $9.99.  Get your copy now.

The Risk Assessment demo can be accessed on windows azure at http://delordson.cloudapp.net/RiskManagerApp/htmlclient/. Join the conversation by leaving a comment to this post for any suggestions of thought about the Risk Assessment App.

By Delordson on Sun, 11 May 2014 08:36:48 GMT

 

LightSwitch is the fastest way to build line of business applications and we have the Apps to prove it! This post is part of a series showcasing the use of LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 to build html5 single page applications.

Welcome to the LightSwitch html5 H&S Incident Manager App:

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The H&S Incident Manager App is a beautiful LightSwitch html App designed to allow users capture incidents at work and track some stats on the home dashboard.

This is a fully featured complete LightSwitch html5 line of business application which you can extend and adapt to your specific needs. The source code is now available priced at just $9.99.  Get your copy now.

The H&S Incident Manager demo can be accessed on windows azure at http://delordson.cloudapp.net/HealthAndSafetyManagerApp/htmlclient/. Join the conversation by leaving a comment to this post for any suggestions of thought about the H&S Incident Manager App.

By Delordson on Sun, 11 May 2014 07:37:02 GMT

 

LightSwitch is the fastest way to build line of business applications and we have the Apps to prove it! This post is part of a series showcasing the use of LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 to build html5 single page applications.

Welcome to the LightSwitch html5 Change Manager App:

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The International Standards for undertaking major change in any environment require that you move in is a series of defined stages, the Design Qualification or DQ phase, the Installation Qualification (IQ), the Operational Qualification (OQ) and finally the Performance Qualification (PQ) stage. The Change Manager App is designed to guide the user through these stages.

This is a fully featured complete LightSwitch html5 line of business application which you can extend and adapt to your specific needs. The source code is now available priced at just $9.99.  Get your copy now.

The Change Manager demo can be accessed on windows azure at http://delordson.cloudapp.net/ChangeManagerApp/htmlclient/. Join the conversation by leaving a comment to this post for any suggestions of thought about the Change Manager App.

By Michael Washington on 4/30/2014 10:10 PM

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You can deploy your LightSwitch applications to Office 365 / SharePoint Online

By Delordson on Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:56:34 GMT

LightSwitch is the fastest way to build line of business applications and we have the Apps to prove it! This post is part of a series showcasing the use of LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 to build html5 single page applications.

Welcome to the LightSwitch html5 Document Manager App:

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The Document Manager App is a simple but powerful tool for managing the creating, approval, versioning and distribution of documents for any business large or small. It provides email alerts when new documents are assigned to users for approval or when change requests are submitted for existing documents and it allows attachments to be uploaded into the database so users can access and download these to their local hard drives.

This is a fully featured complete LightSwitch html5 line of business application which you can extend and adapt to your specific needs. The source code is now available priced at just $9.99.  Get your copy now.

The Document Manager demo can be accessed on windows azure at http://documentmanagerapp.azurewebsites.net/htmlclient/. Join the conversation by leaving a comment to this post for any suggestions of thought about the Document Manager App.

By Delordson on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:56:02 GMT

 

LightSwitch is the fastest way to build line of business applications and we have the Apps to prove it! This post is part of a series showcasing the use of LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 to build html5 single page applications.

Welcome to the LightSwitch html5 Inventory Manager App:

There are three ways in which inventory in this App can change. Users can raise purchase orders (PO) with their suppliers to bring new stock in. When a PO is raised, the inventory is ‘On Order’ but not yet ‘On Hand’. When the stock is received the inventory is ‘On Hand’. As the business receives orders from their customers and fulfil those orders, they reduce their ‘On Hand’ inventory. The business might in addition carry out periodic stock checks and record any inventory lost. All this is taken into account when calculating the ‘On Hand’ inventory for any product.

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The Inventory Manager App is a tool for monitoring inventory levels for a small business. The Inventory Manager App allows organisation to record purchase orders and when these are fulfilled, record customers orders and when these are dispatched as well as to carry out periodic stock checks to update inventory levels.

This is a fully featured complete LightSwitch html5 line of business application which you can extend and adapt to your specific needs. The source code is now available priced at just $9.99.  Get your copy now.

The Inventory Manager demo can be accessed on windows azure at http://inventorymanagerapp.azurewebsites.net/htmlclient/. Join the conversation by leaving a comment to this post for any suggestions of thought about the Inventory Manager App.

By Michael Washington on 4/12/2014 6:46 PM

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Creating reports in the LightSwitch HTML Client using ActiveReports has been covered in the article: Creating A LightSwitch HTML Report Using ActiveReports (using Parameters and Intrinsic Data). That article shows how to use the Nuget packages to create the code for you. However, if you want more than one report you have to create the code to support the additional reports manually. This article will show the process…

By Michael Washington on 4/10/2014 6:59 PM

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The Worlds first Free BYOD retail merchandising Software as a Service is a LightSwitch application.

Skemaz™ has been designed from the ground up to take advantage of Microsoft's Azure cloud computing services to deliver a robust, scalable and intuitive merchandising software service…

By Michael Washington on 4/6/2014 2:05 PM

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You can create fully integrated Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML reports using ComponentOne’s ActiveReports. The difference between this article and the ActiveReports solution covered in the article: Creating LightSwitch HTML Reports using ComponentOne Active Reports is the following:

  • The set-up is much easier because ComponentOne has created Nuget packages to perform the set-up for you.
  • This article will demonstrate creating reports with parameters
  • This article will use intrinsic data at report run-time. This means the report will consume and enforce any business rules and security you have built into your LightSwitch application.
By Michael Washington on 3/18/2014 4:43 AM

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In this article we will create an end-to-end HTML application in Visual Studio LightSwitch. The purpose is to demonstrate how LightSwitch allows you to create professional business applications that would take a developer days to create. With LightSwitch you can create such applications in under an hour…

By Michael Washington on 2/17/2014 9:24 AM
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You can create fully integrated HTML reports using ComponentOne’s Active Reports. The difference between this and the LightSwitch HTML reporting solution covered in the article: Creating Reports in LightSwitch HTML Client is the following:

  • Active Reports has a HTML5 report viewer that fully integrates into the LightSwitch HTML page (the Microsoft report viewer is shown using dynamic injection of a object tag)
  • Active Reports allows you to preview the report while in design time mode (the Microsoft report requires you to run the entire application to see the report)

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