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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 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 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 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 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…


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