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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)
By Michael Washington on 1/5/2014 3:32 PM

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You can embed reports into the pages of your Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML Client applications and allow your end users to print them and export them to PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel…

By Michael Washington on 12/21/2013 8:22 PM

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You can implement an alternative menu in your Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML Client application. In this example we will implement the Multi-level push menu

By Michael Washington on 12/14/2013 10:06 AM

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Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML Client provides a unique opportunity for creators of JavaScript libraries to securely distribute and even sell their JavaScript code. With LightSwitch you can create HTML screen templates that will generate code that responds to data that the end-user developer has specified. Instead of selling the JavaScript library that cannot be secured, because JavaScript source is always viewable when an application is running, a JavaScript library developer is able to distribute a Visual Studio plug-in that dynamically creates code. This code is secure because it is a normal Visual Studio extension…

By Michael Washington on 12/1/2013 3:33 PM

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Thomas Capps and I sat out to make a HTML SPA turn based game using Visual Studio LightSwitch. We wanted to make a game that can be played on all devices, so it had to be a SPA application because that technology is a must for decent performance on a phone or tablet unless you make a native application. Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML Client creates SPA applications, so we chose LightSwitch because development is faster and easier than other options…

By Michael Washington on 11/23/2013 5:18 PM

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Creating Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML Client screen templates is surprisingly easy. It is hard to think of any other tool that allows an end user developer to create a HTML SPA application where they only have to define their data model and are able to implement custom JavaScript components and not have to write any JavaScript themselves, yet have the option to alter the JavaScript that is written…

By Michael Washington on 11/20/2013 4:44 AM

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The LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit for Visual Studio 2013 allows you to create reusable HTML client screen templates… 

By Delordson on Sat, 16 Nov 2013 14:15:35 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 Issue Manager App:

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The Issue Manager App is a tool for capturing, tracking and responding to Issues as they arise in your Organisation. The Issue Manager App allows organisation to capture issues, assign and Issue Owner, task and employee with resolving the Issue and record corrective and preventative action.

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 just $9.99.  Get your copy now.

The Issue Manager demo can be accessed on windows azure at http://issuemanagerapp.azurewebsites.net/htmlclient/. To get the most out of the demo add yourself to the Employees table once you’ve logged in! Join the conversation by leaving a comment to this post for any suggestions of thought about the Issue Manager App.

By Delordson on Sat, 16 Nov 2013 07:37:03 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 Training Manager App:

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The Training Manager App is a tool for managing internal employee training requirements. The Training Manager App allows organisation to define a series of training courses and then assign employees to those courses, offering them the opportunity to book training sessions and tracking training as it takes place.

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 just $9.99.  Get your copy now.

The Training Manager demo can be accessed on windows azure at http://trainingmanagerapp.azurewebsites.net/htmlclient/. To get the most out of the demo add yourself to the Employees table once you’ve logged in! Join the conversation by leaving a comment to this post for any suggestions of thought about the Training Manager App.

By Delordson on Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:23:27 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 Audit Manager App:

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The Audit Manager App is targeted at businesses who need to maintain standards for regulatory and compliance purposes. That’s all of us right? The Audit Manage App allows organisation to schedule a series of audits of their facilities, procedures and processes, to assign auditors, to capture audit findings and to track corrective and preventative actions arising from those audit findings.

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 just $9.99.  Get your copy now.

The Audit Manager demo can be accessed on windows azure at http://auditmanagerapp.azurewebsites.net/htmlclient/. To get the most out of the demo add yourself to the Employees table once you’ve logged in! Join the conversation by leaving a comment to this post for any suggestions of thought about the Audit Manager App.

By Michael Washington on 11/1/2013 6:23 PM

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Creating a LightSwitch website and setting security is easy. However, you must set up all your users manually. In some cases you want to allow users to self-register.

This topic has been covered in the article: Allowing Users To Self Register In Your LightSwitch Website. However, that article uses Web Forms (this article uses MVC) and does not allow users to change their passwords. Also, this article provides a landing page for the root of your LightSwitch application…

By Michael Washington on 11/1/2013 3:20 PM

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You can use ASP.NET MVC with Visual Studio LightSwitch

By Delordson on Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:08:03 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 Project Manager App:

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The Project Manager App targeted at small businesses who take on projects from a number of clients. The Project Manager App allows a business to monitor projects, assign staff resources to those projects, assign tasks to resources linked to a project and manage risks associated with the project.

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 just $9.99.  Get your copy now.

The Project Manager demo can be accessed on windows azure at http://projectmanagerapp.azurewebsites.net/htmlclient/. To get the most out of the demo add yourself to the Employees table once you’ve logged in! Join the conversation by leaving a comment to this post for any suggestions of thought about the Project Manager App.

By Michael Washington on 10/29/2013 4:00 PM

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Visual Studio LightSwitch can be used as the backend data source for your AngularJs applications…

By Richard Waddell on 10/29/2013 4:00 PM

Part I – Bare Bones Mechanics

Part II – Basic Classes and Interface Implementations

Part III - Game to Demonstrate Derived Classes and More Sophisticated Interface Implementations

The End Result

The end result is a multi-player game that can be played across the internet by users logged into the same page. Unfortunately it’s not a very interesting game, and the question is still open as to whether I can in fact design an interesting game. What I have done, I hope, is to create a framework that can be used to design all sorts of interesting games. As such, a very simple game actually serves the purpose better as it exposes the details of using the framework to create alternative games and simulations and avoids obscuring them with details about the particular game. Maybe there will be a fourth post with an interesting game, but first we have to come up with a game lobby for this one, so who knows?

The large graphic below shows a game in progress, so you can’t see the buttons used to enter the game, shown immediately below. Game play starts as soon as there are at least two players. You can see below that the game is in progress when Red player enters the game and gets the initial Notification “Click button to enter game”.

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The goal is to click on an opponent’s player so that your player moves on top. For this particular game, a point is awarded when you are successful, so, back on the Server, the behavior of the particular ooNaThing subtype, in conjunction with ooBerLink and ooBer, is to perform collision detection and increment its score if warranted. A different ooBerLink and ooNaThing might do something completely different, from handling the left mouse click to the consequences of collisions. There’s also nothing to prevent multiple ooNaThing subtypes, all interacting with each other. That’s the part you can plug in.

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Try It Out

You can try the game online at http://sinalrgame1.lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/HTMLClient/

By Richard Waddell on 10/29/2013 4:00 PM

Part I – Bare Bones Mechanics

Part II – Basic Classes and Interface Implementations

Part III – Game to Demonstrate Derived Classes and more Sophisticated Interface Implementations

The End Result

The end result is not what I set out to do. I wanted to write games, but what I ended up with was so brittle it evolved into a game framework which I hope can be used to create all sorts of games.

Here’s a screen shot of three users logged into the same page and all seeing the same thing but all able to interact with it individually. The intent of the framework is that you easily can plug in your own behavior and rules to control what comes out of that basic functionality.

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Try It Out

You can try the game online at http://sinalrgame1.lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/HTMLClient/


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