Beginning LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 – Address Book HTML Sample

I just uploaded the completed sample that you build step-by-step in the Beginning LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 Article Series. If you’re completely new to LightSwitch or HTML5/JavaScript development, then this series is for you. It walks you through everything you need to know to get started quickly building professional quality business apps for mobile… Read more

Beginning LightSwitch in VS 2013 Part 6: More Control! Customizing the app with JavaScript & CSS

NOTE: This is the Visual Studio 2013 update of the popular Beginning LightSwitch article series. For previous versions see: Visual Studio 2012: Part 6: Go beyond the box. Customizing LightSwitch Apps with Extensions Visual Studio 2010: Part 6: I Feel Pretty! Customizing the "Look and Feel" with Themes Welcome to Part 6 of the Beginning… Read more

Calling Stored Procs in your LightSwitch Databases using Web API

Last post I showed you a new LightSwitch feature in Visual Studio 2013 Preview that let’s you use SSDT database projects to manage your intrinsic (internal) LightSwitch database. You can use database projects to do all sorts of things to the intrinsic database that aren’t supported via the data designer, like add indexes, write stored… Read more

Saving Data Across One-to-One Relationships

I’ve had a couple questions recently on how you could add data to tables that have a one-to-zero-or-one relationship in Visual Studio LightSwitch. Depending on whether the related record is mandatory (required) or not you have a couple different options when inserting data. So in this post I’ll show you a couple different options for… Read more

Adding a Signature Control to the LightSwitch HTML Client

LightSwitch is all about building business solutions quickly — defining your data models & business rules and visually creating screens with a set of built-in controls. It does all the boring plumbing so you can concentrate on the real value of your applications. But LightSwitch also allows for all sorts of customizations so you don’t… Read more

Using LightSwitch ServerApplicationContext and WebAPI to Get User Permissions

Last post I showed a simple way of checking a single user permission from an HTML client screen in order to disable/enable UI elements. If you only have a couple permissions to check and you don’t want to write a lot of code then this simple tip works. However, if you need to check many… Read more