By Michael Washington on 8/2/2015 1:09 PM

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ComponentOne has released four new Wijmo controls for LightSwitch

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

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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 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 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 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 8/19/2012 2:53 PM
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With the release of Visual Studio LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012, ComponentOne has updated and released their Studio for LightSwitch
By Michael Washington on 2/11/2012 2:33 PM
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Visual Studio LightSwitch allows you to create Collection Control extensions. A Collection Control extension allows you to specify the control that will display a Entity collection in LightSwitch. At the time this article is written, there is no official documentation on creating Collection Control extensions. The only example of a Collection Control that Microsoft provides is the Many-To-Many control (see: Using The Many-To-Many Control).

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By Michael Washington on 2/8/2012 10:44 PM
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Visual Studio LightSwitch allows you to create Group extensions. A Group extension allows you to specify the layout of controls contained in the group.

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By Michael Washington on 2/5/2012 1:35 PM

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The LightSwitch Detail control extension is one of the most versatile of all the LightSwitch control extensions. When you are trying to create a reusable LightSwitch component, and other extension types are not working for you, you may find the Detail control extension will fit your needs…

By Michael Washington on 2/4/2012 10:48 AM

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Visual Studio LightSwitch allows you to create Business Type extensions. A Business Typeenables you to present data in a way that is most appropriate for your application without changing the data type in which the data is stored in the underlying database”. In this article we will create a Business Type for a Customer Code. The underlying type will be a String, but the Business Type will be a custom type that requires the first character to not be a number and for it to be at least 10 characters long. It will also have its own custom control for display and editing…

By Michael Washington on 1/30/2012 3:10 PM

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Visual Studio LightSwitch allows you to create Theme extensions. A theme controls the overall look of a LightSwitch application…

 

By Michael Washington on 1/28/2012 7:06 AM

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Visual Studio LightSwitch allows you to create Screen Template extensions. The primary reason you would want to create one is to allow LightSwitch programmers to easily consume a custom control.

By Michael Washington on 11/19/2011 7:15 PM
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In this article we will create a simple chat application. If different users are using the same LightSwitch application, they will be able to chat with each other.

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By Michael Washington on 10/23/2011 1:30 PM
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Creating a Blank LightSwitch Shell was previously covered in Running a LightSwitch Application With A Blank Shell. However, that article was written before the Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Extensibility Toolkit was released, so it is not in the easier to modify...
By Michael Washington on 9/24/2011 10:35 PM

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In this Blog post, we will create a LightSwitch Control Extension that consists of a Button. The LightSwitch Control Extension will allow us to specify the color of each instance of the Button.

At this time, there is no other documentation anywhere describing how to create a LightSwitch Control Extension that is of type Command (used for Buttons)…

By Michael Washington on 8/14/2011 6:37 AM
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If you are not a Silverlight programmer, LightSwitch is still easy to use. You just need to use LightSwitch Control Extensions. It is important to note the difference between a Silverlight Custom Control, and a LightSwitch Control Extension.

Karol Zadora-Przylecki covers the difference in the article “Using Custom Controls to Enhance Your LightSwitch Application UI” (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lightswitch/archive/2011/01/13/using-custom-controls-to-enhance-lightswitch-application-ui-part-1.aspx).

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