This morning we released the LightSwitch HTML client in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2! I can’t tell you how excited I am to see this released to the public. It’s been an exciting, challenging journey and I congratulate the team on this important milestone of one of the most exciting products I have been fortunate to be a part of. Thank you to the community, the team, and my family for supporting me and LightSwitch for the last couple years!
(Note: if you are upgrading from Update 2 CTP4 then you can go ahead and install the final Update 2 release. Users of the LightSwitch Preview 2 please read these important upgrade instructions.)
New “How Do I” Videos!
Yes that’s right folks! We’ve got a new “How Do I…?” video series that will help you get started with the new HTML client! (Yes, that’s my voice so get used to it! ;-))
I’ve got 5 live now and stay tuned for more in the coming weeks!
- How Do I: Get Started with the LightSwitch HTML Client?
- How Do I: View Data in a List with the LightSwitch HTML Client?
- How Do I: Add and Edit Data with the LightSwitch HTML Client?
- How Do I: Create Master-Details Screens with the LightSwitch HTML Client?
- How Do I: Filter Data on a Screen with the LightSwitch HTML Client?
We also overhauled our tutorials so if you haven’t checked them out lately I encourage you to do so. You can access them and get the download from the new HTML client page:
Explore LightSwitch Architecture & Hosting Options
We also updated our architecture page. Go deeper and learn about the architecture of a LightSwitch application, including the new HTML5 client and SharePoint 2013
Use the Q & A link on the sample to provide suggestions for additional code samples that you would like to see.
Lot’s more on the LightSwitch Team Blog!
The team has been releasing a TON of great content on the LightSwitch Team Blog so check it out! If you’re new to the LightSwitch HTML Client, I recommend starting with this series that shows you how to build a modern, touch-oriented sign in sheet application:
- Signed-In Part 1 – Introduction
- Signed-In Part 2 – Upcoming Events Screen
- Signed-In Part 3 – Guest List Screen
- Signed-In Part 4 – Authentication and Branding
- Signed-In Part 5 – Search Screen and Dynamic UI
I also recommend these awesome articles to learn more:
- Designing for Multiple Form Factors (Heinrich Wendel)
- A quick & easy LightSwitch app for SharePoint (Brian Moore)
- New LightSwitch HTML Client APIs (Stephen Provine)
- A New API for LightSwitch Server Interaction: The ServerApplicationContext (Joe Binder)
More LightSwitch Team Community Sites