Declaring LightSwitch Azure Tools Certificate Bankruptcy

We have seen some forum posts very recently where folks aren’t able to publish to Azure because of an error like this: In response to this I have been messing around with things this afternoon and I think I have come up with a set of steps to get users out of this mess.  The…

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Micro-blog: How to get back to the “Start with data” page of a LightSwitch Project

When you first create a LightSwitch project, you are greeted with a screen that looks like this:   If you are like me, you will end up having a lot of windows open at a certain point of your project development and end up “declaring window bankruptcy” and doing something like right-clicking on a document…

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Crank Up Your Visual Studio Build Output to 11

Sometimes when you build or deploy your project in Visual Studio, the output will say that there are errors, but there doesn’t appear to be any apparent errors in the output it gives you.  It’s times like this that you need to do what I refer to as “turning the build output up to 11”. …

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Adding a Button to the Debug Toolbar in Visual Studio

Here’s how you can add a button to the Debug toolbar in VS: Attach to a process or run a project so that your solution is in “Running” mode   I’ll attach to devenv.exe (and make sure that I have selected “Managed (v4.5, v4.0) code” as the code type that I want to attach to,…

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Publish LightSwitch 2013 Preview Applications to Windows Azure Web Sites (without the Azure SDK)

We recently announced the preview release of Visual Studio 2013 and as we noted in the LightSwitch release notes, “Publishing to Azure requires a newer version of Azure SDK, which is not yet released to the public. You can’t reliably publish to Azure until the SDK is available. We will announce the availability on the…

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How to Run a LightSwitch App in Azure without HTTPS (V3 Apps Only)

  IMPORTANT:  We recommend that you use HTTPS for applications deployed in production and that the approach outlined below only be used for testing purposes.  I will work on getting something posted about SSL Certificates and LightSwitch apps, as I am not finding anything straight-forward with a quick search.   Currently when you go down…

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Avoid LightSwitch URI Casing Issue Using the URL Rewrite Module

Late last year, some customers on the LightSwitch forums started reporting an issue that certain situations would cause an error with the message: “The context is already tracking a different entity with the same resource Uri.” or “An error occurred while processing this request.”  One of the ways that this could repro was if the…

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