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By Michael Washington on 4/9/2015 7:25 PM


GrapeCity has made a major release, incorporating their popular Wijmo 5 Flexgrid into a plug-in for LightSwitch and Cloud Business Apps

By Michael Washington on 2/28/2015 8:04 AM


You can connect to the OData feed of a LightSwitch application easily…

By Michael Washington on 1/1/2015 9:40 AM


You can implement SharePoint documents in your AngularJS applications much easier when you create your code in a Visual Studio LightSwitch Cloud Business app

By Michael Washington on 12/28/2014 8:37 AM


Posting to the SharePoint Newsfeed from an AngularJS application is simplified when you build your AngularJS application in a Visual Studio LightSwitch Cloud Business App project…

By Michael Washington on 12/25/2014 7:45 PM


You can create advanced enterprise applications when you incorporate Visual Studio LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps and SharePoint Workflows into your solutions. Microsoft SharePoint workflows are powerful, but the non-code version created with the SharePoint Designer do not allow you to implement complex data bound business rules without making web service HTTP calls. You can make these calls to Visual Studio LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps

By Michael Washington on 12/21/2014 11:04 AM


You can easily create professional end-user friendly applications when you incorporate Visual Studio LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps into your SharePoint solutions. When you implement SharePoint workflows, LightSwitch allows you to quickly create user interfaces to gather and manage the data your workflow may require…

By Michael Washington on 11/5/2014 8:02 PM


You can create WinJS applications easily using Visual Studio LightSwitch OData as your back-end…
By Michael Washington on 10/26/2014 7:48 AM


You can quickly and easily create AngularJS applications using Wijmo 5 controls and Visual Studio LightSwitch as your back-end OData source…

By Michael Washington on 10/12/2014 11:18 AM


You can create SharePoint Provider Hosted applications using AngularJS and Visual Studio LightSwitch. This will allow you to create applications faster and easier…

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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…

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