LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup–November 2011

A couple months ago I started posting a rollup of interesting community happenings, content, and sites popping up. If you missed those rollups you can check them out here, lot of great content and exciting events happened: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup–September 2011 LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup–October 2011 Here’s a rollup of LightSwitch goodies… Read more

I’m Speaking at Sac.NET User Group Tomorrow, Nov 29th!

Tomorrow evening I’ll be presenting Visual Studio LightSwitch to Sac.NET in the Sacramento area. Please come join us! I always try and make it a fun and lively presentation and I’ll have tons of demos. Here are the details: When: Tuesday, November 29th at 6:00 PM Where: Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova,… Read more

Using the Save and Query Pipeline to “Archive” Deleted Records

Before Microsoft, I used to work in the health care industry building software for hospitals and health insurance companies. In all of those systems we had detailed audit trails (change logging), authorization systems, and complex business rules to keep patient data safe. One particular requirement that came up often is that we never delete patient… Read more

Common Validation Rules in LightSwitch Business Applications

Checking the validity of data input is a common requirement for any application that interacts with humans (and other systems), particularly business applications. I’ve never seen or written a data-entry application without implementing common validation rules for inputting data. LightSwitch has many ways to implement validation declaratively through the data designer as well as supporting… Read more